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How Michael Flynn's hard-charging persona finally caught up to him

WASHINGTON - In his 2016 book on terrorism, "The Field of Fight," retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn described growing up "hell-bent on breaking rules for the adrenaline rush and hardwired just enough to not care about the consequences."

On Friday, it became clear that Flynn broke one rule too many. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about his communications with Russia's ambassador last December, after Donald Trump named Flynn his national security adviser.

As part of a plea agreement, Flynn also said he was cooperating with the investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III into whether anyone in Trump's orbit

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