WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
A plea hearing was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST. The Justice Department announced Friday that the hearing would take place before U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras at a D.C. federal courthouse.
Court documents released Friday showed Flynn had been charged with a single count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI on Jan. 24.
Prosecutors with the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller say Flynn falsely stated to the FBI that he had not discussed sanctions with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States.
Flynn is the fourth person charged in connection with Mueller’s investigation.