Report: Flynn Prepared To Testify Against Trump [VIDEO]

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UPDATED (6:44 pm ET):  ABC News is correcting its reporting to indicate that Flynn would testify that president-elect Trump, not candidate Trump, directed him to make contact with the Russians. This article has been updated to reflect that. 

UPDATED (11:45 am ET)Additional reporting by Fox News indicates that Flynn was directed to contact Russians by a senior member of the transition team, not by Trump when he was a candidate, however ABC has not changed their reporting. 

New reporting suggests that former national security adviser Michael Flynn will testify that president-elect Donald Trump ordered him to make contact with Russian officials.

ABC’s Brian Ross, the chief investigative correspondent, said that sources told him Flynn is prepared to testify against Trump and his family.

“He has promised full cooperation to the Mueller team,” Ross said, referring to special prosecutor Robert Mueller. “He is prepared to testify, we have been told by a confidant, against President Trump, against others in the Trump family, and others in the White House.”

Ross also claimed that Flynn would testify that “Trump as a candidate” directed him to make contact with the Russians, but ABC is now reportedly correcting that to president-elect Trump.

“He is prepared to testify that President Trump as a candidate, ordered him, directed him, to make contact with the Russians, which contradicts all that Trump has said to this point,” Ross explained.

Trump has repeatedly said that he did not collude with the Russians and was not aware of anyone on his campaign doing so.

Flynn also reportedly just decided in the past 24 hours to cooperate with the Mueller investigation. He was apparently spurred by the huge legal bills mounting against him and also some sense of duty to the country.

Flynn plead guilty on Friday after being charged with making false statements to the FBI about his meetings with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. (RELATED: Michael Flynn Charged With Making False Statements To The FBI) 

Prosecutors say that Flynn lied when he said he did not talk about sanctions with Kislyak during a December 2016 meeting. Flynn was fired by Trump in February for purportedly lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russians.

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