Trump's ex-NSA Flynn charged for lying about Russia links
Washington: President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn has been charged with making "false, fictitious and fraudulent" statements to the FBI over possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's US presidential polls. Flynn, 58, a retired general, is scheduled to plead guilty to "willfully and knowingly" making before a court on Friday, US media reported. Flynn is the first Trump administration official and the fourth connected to the campaign to be charged as part of an investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump's team, as well as potential obstruction of justice and financial crimes. Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian interference in last year's US presidential elections as a Special Counsel, on Friday announced that Flynn was charged with "wilfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about his conversations with Russia's then ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.