Sources: Mueller Has the Evidence to Charge Flynn

The Russia investigation may be about to breach the White House walls
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Sources: Mueller Has the Evidence to Charge Flynn
   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election may be inside the White House soon. NBC News reports that Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges against Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. Last week Mueller charged former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates and revealed that a former Trump campaign adviser had pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and was cooperating with officials, but Flynn would be the first Trump administration official indicted in the investigation. Sources say Mueller also has enough evidence to charge Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn.

At issue is Flynn's lobbying work. Investigators are trying to figure out if he laundered money or lied to federal agents about international connections. He is also under investigation for his possible role in an attempt to ship a political enemy of Turkish President Recep Erdogan back to Turkey from the US in exchange for several million dollars. Flynn's son traveled and worked with his father during the campaign and transition, and sources say Mueller could put pressure on Flynn to cooperate with the investigation in exchange for sparing his son. (More Michael flynn stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.