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“My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.” – Former national security advisor Michael Flynn
Former National Security advisor Mike Flynn pleads guilty.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court to a charge of making false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russia. According to the plea deal, It states that Flynn lied to FBI agents about whether he asked the Russian government in December 2016 to hold off on retaliating against sanctions imposed by then-President Obama for trying to interfere with the campaign.
CVS to purchase Aetna.
CVS is buying health insurance giant Aetna, the companies announced today. If approved, it would drastically remap the healthcare industry. CVS Health is a massive drugstore chain and prescription drug insurer, while Aetna is one of the nation’s largest health insurers. This huge acquisition pairs a company that runs more than 9,700 drugstores and over 1,100 walk-in clinics with an insurer covering around 22 million people.
President Trump manipulates a replacement scheme.
The president and his team of advisors were meeting to see whether CIA director Mike Pompeo could seize Rex Tillerson’s role as secretary of state, according to unnamed administration officials. Tom Cotton, a Republican US senator from Arkansas, was slated to take over the CIA if Pompeo left it. The Republican governor of Arkansas can appoint a replacement for Cotton until next year’s midterm elections.