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Former Trump aide Michael Flynn takes plea deal

Clip: 12/01/2017 | 3m 21s Video has closed captioning.

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts while he was a member of the Trump campaign, saying that an unidentified senior official directed his contacts. The former national security advisor is the first Trump White House aide to face charges -- and the senior-most to cooperate -- in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. William Brangham reports.

Aired: 12/01/17

Rating: NR

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