Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to press charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son, NBC News reports, citing sources reportedly close to Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged collusion between the presidential campaign of US President Donald Trump and Russian actors.
Former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn could be the next two people indicted in the Justice Department's probe into connections between Russian Federation and the campaign of President Donald Trump. He is also under investigation for his possible role in an attempt to ship a political enemy of Turkish President Recap Erdogan back to Turkey from the USA in exchange for several million dollars.
Last week, Mueller indicted Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, along with his former business associate, on 12 counts, including money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. It was also unveiled that George Papadopoulos, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty over the summer to lying to federal prosecutors.
Mueller's team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S.to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said.
If Flynn is charged, he would be the first individual to have worked for the Trump presidency accused of wrongdoing.
It seems that the objective of bringing or threatening to bring charges against Flynn's son is to intimidate Flynn into protecting his son.
Flynn worked on the campaign and his son worked closely with him and briefly worked on the Trump campaign's transition. Flynn did not register with the US Justice Department as a foreign agent until March 2017.
The anti-Trump media appears to have quite the connection to the investigation led by Special Counsel Bob Mueller.