“Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty; Mueller’s Team Squeezing Trump’s Orbit; Trump Wants Russia Probe to End”
LEMON: In June, fired FBI director James Comey testified under oath that President Trump said to him “I hope you can see your way clear to letting Flynn go.”
Knowing what we do now, how does that conversation work into Robert Mueller’s investigation?
Let’s discuss with CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, a former FBI senior intelligence adviser joins us, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem who has been predicting today’s news for a while now, and Robert Ray, a former Whitewater independent counsel and former federal prosecutor.
ROBERT RAY, FORMER WHITEWATER INDEPENDENT COUNSEL AND SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: Well, the last bit, I mean, that’s nothing in my judgment other than wild speculation about where this goes. The second thing, I disagree with the first point.
A federal felony plea to a false statement is not a little deal. Trying being on the receiving end of that. You know, whether he goes to jail ultimately or not is beside the point. You’re talking about a former three star general, the former national security adviser pleading guilty to a federal false statements charge in connection with a federal criminal investigation.
So in and of itself, that’s a big deal. And that’s separate and apart from the fact that there’s a special counsel investigation involved.