The former national security adviser is now fully cooperating with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller. Video

Transcript for General Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI

We begin with Micha Flynn and his guilty plea. President trump’s former national security adviser admitting he lied to the FBI. Arriving with his wife at federal court in Washington already processed and fingerprinted as part of his plea. With the deal, Flynn is now agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel. Could that mean Flynn will testify against the president? We begin with Brian Ross. Reporter: He was one of the president’s closest advisers, one of his first major appointments, but today as general Michael Flynn walked out of court in Washington, protesters chanted, lock him up. Lock him up. Reporter: An echo of Flynn’s own words about Hillary Clinton. Lock her up. Reporter: Flynn pleaded guilty today to lying to the FBI, telling associates he is prepared to testify, if needed, against president trump and others in the white house. How many more figures have to be brought to justice because of their ties with Russia before we end up connecting all these dots? Reporter: Flynn now admits he lied about his conversations with the Russian ambassador sergey kislyak during the transition period. The white house had claimed it was unaware of the substance of those conversations but today’s court documents show Flynn says he was acting with the knowledge of transition team officials. On the same day president trump proposed tough sanctions. The Russian ambassador contacted Flynn. Flynn consulted with a senior transition team official who said the trump team did not want Russia to escalate the situation. A request Flynn are made to the ambassador. President trump tweeted great move by Vladimir Putin. I always knew he was very smart. The documents show that a very senior official on the transition team told Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador about a U.N. Resolution involving Israel. We are learning that senior official was the president Eason in law, Jared Kushner. The president has insisted he did not tell Flynn to make the contacts with Russia. I didn’t direct him. But I would have if he didn’t do it. Okay. Reporter: According to a confident of Flynn’s he is prepared to testify that trump contacted the Russians during the transition as a way to work together against ISIS. It’s at odds with what he has been saying publicly from day one. The plea documents suggest that Mueller’s investigation may be focused on president trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Flynn lied to…

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