Harry Litman of the New York Times shares some interesting insights and implications of today’s guilty plea by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn:

“Mr. Flynn’s plea on Friday concerned just one crime. The other charges that prosecutors threatened him with continue to hang over him. Mr. Flynn will not receive credit for his cooperation until after it has ended, at which point Mr. Mueller may — if Mr. Flynn has held up his end of the bargain — move to dismiss the other charges. In the interim, Mr. Flynn has to do anything Mr. Mueller’s team requests…

“It seems that President-elect Trump himself directed Mr. Flynn make contact with the Russians. If Mr. Flynn testifies to this — ABC’s Brian Ross is reporting that he will — it presents another impeachable offense along with the possible obstruction of justice…”

For the full article:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/michael-flynn-guilty-plea-takeaways.html