1. Dec 2, 2017 9:30 PM EST: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment on ABC News' decision to suspend reporter Brian Ross for what the network is now calling a "serious error" in its story on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

    Initially, the network reported that Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians during Trump's presidential campaign. ABC clarified Friday evening that a source said Flynn will testify that Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians during the administration transition as president-elect – not during the campaign – about working together to fight ISIS. ABC News later issued a correction and suspended Ross for four weeks.

    Trump wrote Saturday night: "Congratulations to @ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt. More Networks and 'papers' should do the same with their Fake News!"

    >> See the tweet here
  2. Dec 2, 2017 7:15 PM EST: ABC News has suspended a reporter for errors in his story on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

    Brian Ross was suspended four weeks without pay Saturday, the media group said.
  3. Dec. 2, 2017 12:17 PM EST: President Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon about the Flynn plea deal.
  4. Dec. 2, 2017 9:30 AM EST: President Trump briefly spoke to reporters about the Flynn plea deal, saying he was not concerned and that there was "no collusion" with the Russians.
  5. Dec 1, 2017 9:49 PM EST: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is cooperating with the investigation into Russian tampering with the 2016 presidential election and is prepared to testify that then-President-elect Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, according to ABC News. Clarifying its reporting later Friday, ABC said Trump first asked Flynn to talk to the Russians about working together to fight ISIS during the administration transition, not the campaign.
  6. Dec 1, 2017 6:00 PM EST: President Donald Trump's attorney Ty Cobb has issued a statement on Michael Flynn's guilty plea to charges of lying to the FBI. Cobb said Flynn's plea has nothing to do with anyone else. "Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn."
  7. Dec 1, 2017 5:00 PM EST: Fox News is reporting that a second phone call Michael Flynn made on Dec. 29, 2016 and that was referred to in court documents, was to his former deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland. Fox's John Roberts reported that McFarland, the current ambassador to Singapore and a former Fox contributor, is the unnamed senior Trump administration official Flynn called about what to say to Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States.
  8. Source: KT McFarland is Trump official in Flynn charging doc
  9. Dec 1, 2017 3:46 PM EST Citing an unidentified person familiar with the Trump transition, Trump's son-in-law never directed Flynn to contact officials of foreign governments, contradicting reports from other media outlets.

    NBC News, BuzzFeed News and Bloomberg News reported Friday that Kushner was the unidentified "very senior member" of the Trump transition team who Flynn said directed him to contact Russian officials and the officials of other governments last year ahead of a United Nations vote on Israeli settlements.

    The source told NPR that "the U.N. effort was well-known and a collaborative effort by Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, General Flynn and Jared Kushner. None of them ‘ordered’ or ‘directed’ the others and all were working towards the same goal.”
  10. Court documents released Friday showed that Flynn said he was directed to contact government officials on Dec. 22, 2016, to gauge where each government stood on a UN resolution submitted on Dec. 21, 2016. The resolution, submitted by Egypt, pertained to Israeli settlements, according to court records.

    Flynn contacted Kislyak to tell him that the incoming Trump administration opposed the resolution. He asked that Russia vote against or delay the resolution.

    However, Kislyak told Flynn the next day that "if it came to a vote, Russia would not vote against the resolution."
  11. Dec 1, 2017 2:54 PM EST: BuzzFeed News and NBC News reported that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was the "very senior member" of the presidential transition team that directed Flynn to contact Russian officials and officials with other foreign governments ahead of a vote on United Nations resolution in December 2016.

    Bloomberg News earlier suggested Kushner was the senior official, who was mentioned in court documents released Friday but not named.
  12. ABC News reported earlier Friday that Flynn was "prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria."
  13. Dec 1, 2017 2:35 PM EST: Former FBI Director James Comey shared a Bible passage on Twitter and Instagram on Friday after former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in its investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

    "But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream," Comey wrote, quoting the Old Testament book of Amos.
  14. "But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" Amos 5:24
    "But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" Amos 5:24
  15. Trump fired Comey in May. During a one-on-one conversation with Trump in February, Comey said the president tried to pressure him to drop the FBI's investigation into Flynn.

    According to the ousted FBI director, Trump said “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy I hope you can let this go.”
  16. Dec 1, 2017 1:33 PM EST: Citing an unidentified presidential transition official, Bloomberg News suggested in an opinion piece that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was the "very senior member" of the transition team who directed Flynn to contact officials in Russia and other foreign governments last year ahead of a vote on a United Nations resolution.

    The contact was meant to gauge where each government stood on the resolution, about Israeli settlements.

    "One transition official at the time said Kushner called Flynn to tell him he needed to get every foreign minister or ambassador from a country on the U.N. Security Council to delay or vote against the resolution," Bloomberg reported. "Much of this appeared to be coordinated also with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose envoys shared their own intelligence about the Obama administration's lobbying efforts to get member stats to support the resolution with the Trump transition team."
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