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Report: Flynn Prepared to Testify That Trump Told Him to Contact Russia

Michael Flynn arrives at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

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Update, Dec. 1, 8:10 p.m.: ABC News reporter Brian Ross corrected his report from earlier in the day, now saying it was then-president-elect Trump, not candidate Trump, who directed Flynn’s Russia contacts.

Original post, Dec. 1, 11:37 a.m.: ABC’s Brian Ross says that Michael Flynn—the former national security adviser who pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation—is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Video:

Trump has directly denied having any knowledge that anyone involved with his campaign was in contact at any point with Russian officials.

Some caveats:

On the other hand, wow!