The explosive federal indictment issued Friday against Michal Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, accuses the retired general of making false statements to FBI investigators.
Flynn, according to the indictment lied to the FBI regarding his talks with Russian ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. In one of these conversations, Flynn asked that Russia delay a UN Security Council vote condemning Israel’s West Bank settlements. The request was made in December, before Trump took office. Previous media reports also indicated that Jared Kushner held conversations with foreign officials presenting them with the same request.
It is not clear why Flynn lied about the conversation.
Flynn’s request was not answered and Russia did not postpone the vote, which eventually passed the Security Council.