ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross reported that as part of his plea, Flynn is prepared to testify that Trump instructed him to speak to Russian officials during the presidential transition period. As Ross noted, this “Contradicts all that Donald Trump has said at this point.”
While Ross’ report does not name which administration members – besides Trump – are directly implicated in Flynn’s agreement, Mike Pence led the transition team that approved Flynn’s appointment. He is prepared to testify, we are told by a confidant, against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House. He is prepared to testify that President Trump, as a candidate – Donald Trump – ordered him, directed him, to make contact with the Russians, which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said at this point. The senior official’s identity is not know, but Pence, as head of the transition team, might have been aware of Flynn’s actions, despite his insistence later that he knew nothing of Flynn’s activities.
Flynn’s decision to flip directly implicates Trump and his immediate family, as well as possibly the vice president.