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UPDATE: Former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty

Numerous media outlets report American President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Flynn appeared at a plea hearing Friday morning at the Office of the Special Counsel.

Flynn faced one charge of “willfully and knowingly [making] false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations” to the Federal Bureau of Investigations about conversations he had with Sergey Kislyak.

Recently, Flynn’s lawyers advised Trump’s legal counsel it would no longer communicate with it about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidental election.

In October, Trump’s former election campaign chair, Paul Manafort, and his former business associate, Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to 12 counts in an indictment that included conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, making false statements, and failing to file reports for foreign bank accounts.

A third former campaign official, George Papadopoulos, who served as Trump’s foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty to lying about meeting with Russian officials to discuss emails concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton.

So far, Trump has not responded on Twitter to the latest development in the Russian probe.