Mueller Investigation Has Enough Evidence to Charge Michael Flynn - Media Report
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Nov 06, 2017,
Nov 06, 2017, 0:17
Special counsel Robert Mueller has enough evidence to charge former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the investigation into Russian Federation influencing the 2016 presidential election, NBC News is reporting.
Roughly a week after Special Counsel Robert Mueller brought forth the first set of charges in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, multiple sources close to the investigation have reportedly told NBC News more charges may be quick to follow.
Other media sources are jumping on the report to say it's a sign Mueller "is closing in on the White House".
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 U.S. in exchange for millions of dollars. On that same day, it was announced foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Flynn was paid $500,000 previous year by the businessman, Ekim Alptekin, who is a member of a Turkish economic-relations board run by an appointee of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Sources say Mueller also has enough evidence to charge Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn.
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Flynn is being investigated for possibly orchestrating the removal of a Turkish politician who is hated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the United States to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars.
Mueller's team also subpoenaed the lobbying firm SGR LLC in August after Flynn Intel Group hired the firm to ostensibly "promote a good business climate in Turkey", The Washington Post reported.
Flynn's op-ed seemed out of place amid his work with Trump's campaign.
The younger Flynn worked with his father, including doing work on the Trump campaign. Flynn did not register with the US Justice Department as a foreign agent until March 2017.
Mueller's spokesman declined to comment to NBC News, as did lawyers for both Flynns. Flynn's son traveled with his father during the campaign and transition.