John Carr, Flynn, Danny discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir

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A few minutes later the white house abruptly cancelled a planned photo op with the libyan prime minister of voiding questions altogether the flint indictment cuts close to the president he was the most prominent former national security official advising the trump campaign donald j trump and he played a key role in the transition taking part in president elect trump's classified briefings before his vital role inside the white house but the president's lawyer today sought to downplay flynn's role saying in a statement today michael flynn a former national security advisor at the white house for twenty five days during the trump administration and a former obama administration official entered a guilty plea nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than mr flynn john carr with us from the white house tonight in john did the white house of any indication his guilty plea was coming downer where they take by surprise with this top officials at the white house the president legal team and the president himself david learned of this when they read it in the news so the news of this indictment and more importantly the news that michael flynn has agreed to cooperate fully came as a surprise today john carr with us tonight john thank you and this evening to question how damaging could this development be for president trump himself we know the michael flynn is now pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about conversations with russian ambassador but many have pointed out don't all incoming presidents and their teams start to reach out to other countries during the transition let's get the danny tonight our chief legal analyst and dan we get it line of the fbi is no good but many people have pointed out that these transition teams often reach out to other governments so what is it about this conversation it's a problem part of it is the timing president obama had just issued sanctions against the russians from meddling in the election then you're flynn effectively calling the russians and saying please don't retaliate and.

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