Editorial: Flynn plea is ominous

Fleeting former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s indictment and plea Friday – and the fact that three others associated with the Trump administration have also been charged in its first year – looks terrible.

But it could get worse – much worse – for this administration if Flynn or others in the loop have damaging information and turn on the White House. Speculation has run rampant that short-term adviser George Papadopoulos may have worn a wire to record conversations.

Flynn’s capitulation is not a good sign for Mr. Trump – who may not have done anything wrong in his camp’s contacts with Russian officials, but may have in trying to blunt an investigation of them.

The Flynn plea may not be much of a surprise.

But it sure is ominous.

 

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