Mueller Has Evidence To Bring Charges Against General Flynn, His Son

Mueller Has Evidence To Bring Charges Against General Flynn, His Son

Mueller Has Evidence To Bring Charges Against General Flynn, His Son

Special counsel Robert Mueller has enough information on retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Trump, to charge him with a crime, according to a new report.

The news comes less than a week after Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was arrested on charges stemming from Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The White House called an unscheduled press briefing on Sunday to clarify Michael T. Flynn's role in the Trump campaign, claiming that his job consisted entirely of making coffee when George Papadopoulos was busy with other matters.

News says Mueller's team is looking at possible money-laundering charges, lying to federal agents, and Flynn's role in a possible plan to remove an opponent of the Turkish president from the USA in exchange for millions of dollars.

Mueller is reportedly looking into whether Flynn tried to extradite a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the US back to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars. Another former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mr Gullen is a rival of Recep Erdogan, the Turkish President. Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, worked briefly on Trump's transition team and for his father's lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group.

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According to the Justice Department his consulting firm was paid $530,000 past year for work that may have helped the Turkish government but he had not registered as a foreign lobbyist at the time.

It seems some in Washington weren't surprised by reports signaling Trump's former national security adviser may be the next person to face charges in Mueller's prove.

If Flynn is charged, he would be the first individual to have worked for the Trump presidency accused of wrongdoing. His work for Inovo did not come to light until after he registered as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice in March - four months after his contract with Alptekin ended. But cooperation from Flynn, who was national security adviser for only 24 days before he was sacked, could help his son avoid the worst penalties.

The evidence relates to Flynn's lobbying work throughout the latter half of 2016 - while he was a top Trump campaign surrogate - for a businessman with ties to the Turkish government.

The anti-Trump media appears to have quite the connection to the investigation led by Special Counsel Bob Mueller. This possibility may be especially significant given that Flynn declined a new request in September to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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