Robert Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges in Michael Flynn probe

Marsha Scott
November 6, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gathered enough evidence to charge President Trump's ex-National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn, NBC News has learned.

If the elder Flynn is indicted, it would be the first charges brought against someone who worked in the Trump White House.

Mueller is increasing pressure on Flynn following his indictment of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, NBC News said.

Special Counsel Robert Muller is looking into Flynn's lobbying work, including whether or not he lied to federal agents about his foreign contacts or laundered money, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Flynn's son had reportedly worked closely with his father at his lobbying firm, the Flynn Intel Group.

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If he is charged, Mr Flynn would be the fourth person to face prosecution as part of Mr Mueller's investigation. So far all those who have been charged were campaign officials.

Mueller's team plans to meet with more witnesses in the coming days to extract more information about Flynn. Sanders had also said President Donald Trump "has confidence they're going to close this up soon".

Other media sources are jumping on the report to say it's a sign Mueller "is closing in on the White House". Although the charges did not center on activities pertaining to the Trump campaign, their filing marked a significant moment in Mueller's Russian Federation probe. It was also unveiled that George Papadopoulos, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty over the summer to lying to federal prosecutors. Flynn's son briefly served on the Trump transition team, while his father served as national security adviser for less than a month. Mike Flynn is part of the reason why Trump obstructed justice and fired Comey.

It seems that the goal of bringing or threatening to bring charges against Flynn's son is to intimidate Flynn into protecting his son.

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