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Michael Flynn grew up breaking the rules. It caught up to him as Trump's national security advisor

Michael Flynn grew up breaking the rules. It caught up to him as Trump's national security advisor

In his bestselling 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.

Flynn abruptly 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 had named Flynn his national security...

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