Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn just dropped a bombshell when he said that the president’s son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner instructed him to contact Russian officials around December 22.

Daily Mail reported that two people close to the matter said that the order was to discuss a United Nations resolution on Israel. This puts Kushner right in the crosshairs of White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and comes immediately after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a deal which makes him the special counsel’s star witness.

This will undoubtedly move the investigation even closer to Trump, since Kushner is one of his closest advisors.

 

The 1799 Logan Act makes it a federal crime to negotiate with foreign governments who have a dispute with the U.S., basically stating that there can only be one president at a time.

This comes after Flynn pledged to provide “full cooperation” to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia probe after his stunning guilty plea in federal court Friday morning.

“My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the special counsel’s office reflect a decision I made in the best interest of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” Flynn said in a statement.

White House lawyer Ty Cobb released a statement slamming Flynn as a “former Obama official.”

“Today, Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days during the Trump Administration, and a former Obama administration official, entered a guilty plea to a single count of making a false statement to the FBI,’ said Cobb. “The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn.”

“The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion,” he added.

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