Others say: Beginning of the end?

Despite suggestions by the White House that it's no big deal, the guilty plea by former national security advisor Michael Flynn to a charge of lying to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian diplomat is an ominous and dramatic development in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's critically important investigation. During the hearing at which Flynn pleaded guilty, a federal judge disclosed that the retired three-star Army general had agreed to cooperate fully with prosecutors, providing information on "any and all matters" they request, and "substantial assistance for prosecution of another person."

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