December 1, 2017 / 4:27 PM / a year ago

Flynn prepared to testify Trump directed him to contact Russians: ABC

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is escorted into a plea hearing at U.S. District Court, where he’s expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2017.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, is prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russians when he was a presidential candidate, ABC News reported on Friday.

Reuters has not verified the ABC News report, which cited a Flynn confidant.

Reporting by Tim AhmannEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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