Michael Flynn, former U.S. National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, pleads guilty to one count of making a false statement to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. It is also announced that Flynn will cooperate with Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation.
The guilty plea by President Trump’s former national security adviser brings the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election into Mr. Trump’s inner circle.
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- Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrender to the FBI after both are indicted on multiple charges stemming from the investigation into the Donald Trump presidential campaign's possible associations with the Russian government. The two men--who respectively served as manager and deputy manager of the campaign from March to August 2016--are being charged on twelve counts, which include conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents.
- Robert Mueller suggests that he could order a subpoena in order to get U.S. President Donald Trump to testify to the investigation.
- North Korea has released the three remaining American detainees ahead of the upcoming summit meeting with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. The news came after National Security Adviser John R. Bolton stated that they should be released as a way for North Korea to demonstrate its sincerity in talks.
- The FBI raid the office, hotel room and home of U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer and spokesperson Michael Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to pornographic-film actress Stormy Daniels.
- Lawyers representing U.S. President Donald Trump are told by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller the President is considered to be more than a witness but is not under criminal investigation.