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There was swift reaction to this news from the white house although not from the president himself. This is important to note an attorney for the president argues the plea only implicates Flynn, not anyone else. ABC’s David Wright is at the white house now. David, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Adrienne and Dan. The white house is doing its best to downplay the significance of all this, but it’s got to be unsettling not least because Flynn continues to cooperate with the special counsel and the worry here is that he may be implicating others. Officially it’s business as usual here. The president has so far ignored any and all questions. Mr. President, any comment on Michael Flynn being indicted, sir? Can you comment Michael Flynn being indicted? Reporter: On Twitter he is studiously avoiding the whole subject of Russia. Instead president trump left it to his lawyer to issue a formal statement. Ty Cobb downplayed general Flynn’s role in the administration describing the former national security adviser as someone who served the trump white house for 25 days. Even referring to him as a form former Obama administration official. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn, he said. The next president of the United States right here. Reporter: But Flynn was one of trump’sp earliest allies on the campaign trail even after the president fired Flynn he continued to praise him. Mike Flynn is a fine person. And I asked for his resignation. He respectfully gave it. Reporter: On capitol hill, Democrats are gloating. Let me be the first to congratulate president pence, tweeted one California Democrat. And from congresswoman Maxine water, lock him occupy. I’m going to hold off until I get more facts. Reporter: Republicans are taking a wait and see approach. So far all of the charges against guilty pleas haven’t been about colluding to the Russians. Nobody pled guilty saying I was working with the Russians. Reporter: Today the president heads home to New York City for some Republican fund-raisers, the white house determined not to let this issue derail them. Adrienne and Dan. David Wright at the white house, thank you. So much to discuss here so let’s bring in ABC’s supreme court contributor Kate show, a former lawyer for the Obama white house. Good morning. What we heard from senator Lindsey graham, he points out correctly none of the charges are…

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