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Rep. Jared Huffman was 'the first to congratulate President Pence' after Flynn's guilty plea


Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) on Friday trolled President Trump over his former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

Huffman cited an ABC News report that “Flynn is prepared to testify President Trump directed him to make contact with Russians” before needling America’s leader.

“BOOM!” Huffman tweeted alongside a link to the report. “Let me be the first to congratulate President Pence.”

“At this rate, Rex Tillerson may be President before Trump can humiliate him into quitting as Secretary of State,” Huffman quipped.

Flynn earlier Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his past contacts with Russia’s former ambassador to the U.S.

The former national security adviser also admitted in his plea that officials involved with Trump’s White House transition directed his contact with the Russians.

“After over 33 years of military service to our country, including nearly five years in combat away from my family, and then my decision to continue to serve the United States, it has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of ‘treason’ and other outrageous acts,” Flynn said in a statement.

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“Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have ever done and stood for,” he continued.

“But I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong, and through my faith in God, I am working to set things right.”

“My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.”

The charge against Flynn is the first in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

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The probe include potential collusion between Trump’s election campaign and Russia, as well as possible financial and obstruction of justice crimes.

Flynn resigned from Trump’s administration last February amid reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his talks with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016.

Reports earlier this year emerged that Flynn and Kislyak discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia in December 2016, weeks before Trump’s Inauguration.

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