Robert Mueller has enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn, son

Saul Bowman
November 6, 2017

He could be charged along with his father or separately, NBC reported.

On Oct. 27, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed the Trump administration viewed the Russian probe as "getting closer to conclusion" in an interview on Fox News' America's Newsroom.

Mr Flynn resigned in February, after just 24 days in the role, when it emerged he had lied to administration officials, including Mike Pence, the Vice President, about his communications with representatives of the Russian government. Mr Flynn's possibly indictment would change that.

FBI investigators are reported to have arranged interviews with multiple witnesses in the coming days with the aim of gathering further evidence against Mr Flynn.

According to NBC, Michael T. Flynn is being investigated for potential charges of money laundering and lying to federal officials about his foreign connections, NBC explained. Investigators are also looking into allegations that Flynn tried to come up with a plan to whisk a rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the United States. While NBC's sources have not indicated what charges could be filed against both men, it appears as if the elder Flynn's initial failure to register as a foreign lobbyist of Turkey has been a subject of the investigation.

The former army general's son, Michael G Flynn, who is a business partner of his father and worked for Mr Trump during the transition period, is also facing possible charges.

A former senior law enforcement official said that in the weeks after Trump's inauguration the Federal Bureau of Investigation was asked to conduct a new review of Turkey's 2016 request to extradite Fethullah Gulen, an elderly Muslim cleric living in the USA whom President Erdogan blames for orchestrating a coup to overthrow him. In fact, Flynn might avoid legal consequences altogether, according to NBC News sources.

The report indicates that Mueller's investigation is moving at a quick, steady pace.

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