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Inside the day that set in motion Michael Flynn's guilty plea: What did Trump know?

Inside the day that set in motion Michael Flynn's guilty plea: What did Trump know?

On the day that set in motion former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea and cooperation with the special counsel, President-elect Donald Trump was ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago resort, contending with the latest news from the Obama White House.

It was Dec. 29, 2016, and President Barack Obama had just imposed sanctions against Russia for that country's alleged interference in the election. Trump aides were trying to decide how to respond.

Trump's incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was on vacation in the Dominican Republic, so the president-elect was scheduled to be briefed by Flynn's top deputy, Kathleen Trioa (K.T.) McFarland.

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