Mueller Has the Evidence to Charge Flynn

Mueller Has the Evidence to Charge Flynn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have enough evidence to bring charges in the investigation into Michael Flynn and his son, according to an exclusive report from NBC News.

If Mueller does charge Flynn it would be a milestone because it would mark the first time that a current or former Trump administration official would be formally charged with committing a crime.

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.

NBC reported that federal investigators will speak to several witnesses over the next few days looking at the elder Flynn's lobbying efforts, whether he laundered money and whether he lied to investigators.

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. Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote in a tweet published shortly after the news broke Sunday. Sanders had also said President Donald Trump "has confidence they're going to close this up soon".

Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election may be inside the White House soon. 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. Flynn's son briefly served on the Trump transition team, while his father served as national security adviser for less than a month. On that same day, it was announced foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mike Flynn is part of the reason why Trump obstructed justice and fired Comey.

When asked what role Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, played in the campaign, Sanders indicated that he, too, was involved in coffee-making to the exclusion of all other responsibilities.

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