Mr Flynn was the first member of Trump's administration to plead guilty to a crime uncovered by special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion by Trump aides.
The filings from Flynn's plea hearing Friday say a "very senior member" of Trump's transition team asked Flynn to contact officials from UN Security Council countries, including Russian Federation, to learn where each country stood on the vote on a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity and "to influence those governments to delay the vote or defeat the resolution".
But a former Obama administration Justice Department official, Matthew Miller, said Mr Trump's tweeted response may have "admitted to obstruction of justice". "Are you ADMITTING you knew Flynn had lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when you asked Comey to back off Flynn?"
At the time, Pence said Trump was justified in firing Flynn because Flynn had lied to him.
The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views, two US newspapers reported on Saturday.
The president had previously maintained that he fired Flynn in February for lying to Pence.
Ole Miss get 2-year bowl ban, other penalties in NCAA case
In addition to accepting our previously self-imposed sanctions, the committee has imposed a postseason ban for 2018. Among the penalties, Freeze was given a two-game conference suspension should he be hired before November 30, 2018.
Uber breach affected 2.7 million Britons
It has also placed an information page within the Accounts and Payment Options menu within the Help section of the Uber app. IL is suing Uber over a year-old data breach that affected millions of users and drivers, NBC Chicago reported .
"Comey wrote in his opening testimony that Trump said: "'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. No collusion. There's been absolutely, absolutely no collusion, so we're very happy.
Flynn also admitted that he spoke with another member of the transition team before he talked to Kislyak about US sanctions on December 29, court records say. At that time, Trump, however, did not give any definitive answer to the question of whether he would stand by his former advisor.
In her testimony in May, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she alerted the White House in January that Flynn could be "essentially blackmailed by the Russians".
Trump has been publicly dismissive of Comey and of special counsel Robert Mueller's continuing investigation, and was often generous in his appraisal of Flynn, except to say his adviser could not stay on the job after misleading his vice president. Trump adds, "There was nothing to hide!"
Before departing the White House on Saturday, Trump repeated to reporters that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian officials or representatives, though he did not elaborate on that claim.
The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays. There are obvious comparisons between the Obama's official Christmas cards and the Trumps' first Christmas card.
Epic Games explained that this means the visuals of the game will be similar to the PC version when it is set to epic quality. Fortnite's popularity has also seen the rise of cheating as well, which Epic has taken a no-tolerance policy on.
We know that in the matches we have played so far - even against the very best teams - we have been very competitive. Gareth Southgate's side also have Panama, who came through the Concacaf round, on June 24 in Nizhy Novgorod.
Not only will the moon appear brighter and larger, but we will also see some of the biggest tides of the year (king tides ). In 2016 the moon was the closest its been to the Earth since 1984 and that distance won't be challenged again until 2034.
He opened with a birdie on the first hole after knocking a wedge to 4 feet, then added two more birdies in the next three holes. The first five holes I hit a lot of good shots and felt like I had a good rhythm and a couple birdies early on.
While there is an interesting love triangle going on between Dustin, Lucas and Max, it's unlikely this pair will be split up. We also know that a few new characters and at least one previously deceased character will return in some capacity .
Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp has been updating its features to facilitate the users and enhance their experience. Instead the video appears with a floating window on the screen so users can message friends and watch videos simultaneously.
Apple is actively looking at a fix for the security flaw in its OS but meanwhile it has issued an advisory, or workaround. Apple has released a step-by-step support guide to enable password protection on the root user.
PUBG to run at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X
The PC version of the game, however, is horribly optimized and fails to maintain a consistent frame rate, regardless of hardware. That made many Xbox One gamers very excited, but Bluehole didn't talk about the upgrades that PUBG will get on the Xbox One X.
Parliamentary panel upset at pre-censor screening of Padmavati
Later, Thakur said in a statement: "A movie is meant for entertainment, not for creating a tensed atmosphere across the country". I gave him two hits - "Khamoshi" and "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and he took Shah Rukh in the next one (Devdas)", he joked.
Palestinian shot dead by Israeli settlers in Nablus
The army added that after the incident the hikers sought refuge in a nearby cave until soldiers came to assist them. A Palestinian villager was shot dead by an Israeli settler in a clash in the West Bank on Thursday morning.
Natural disaster in DE felt in NYC
In Baltimore, the jolt was strong enough to send some people streaming out of buildings and into the streets. Emergency management officials received a lot of calls in the aftermath of the tremors, Pagliughi said.