Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Michael Flynn Guilty Plea

Dec 1, 2017

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleading guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about his communications with the Russian government.

“Every American citizen should be deeply troubled by this admission of lying by a former Trump Administration national security official. President Trump’s hand-picked National Security Advisor—who Trump referred to as “a wonderful man”—has plead guilty in federal court for committing a felony. Michael Flynn was the highest-ranking White House official in charge of U.S. national security and he lied to the FBI about his communications with a foreign adversary. This further proves why we must allow the Russia investigation to continue without influence from the Trump Administration.”