According to NBC News, Special Counsel Bob Mueller has obtained enough evidence to bring charges in the federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son Michael Flynn, Jr.
Flynn would be the first current or former Trump administration official to be charged by Mueller’s team, signaling the team closing in on the White House.
Mueller’s team is reportedly planning to speak with various witnesses in the next week to learn more about Flynn’s past lobbying work and whether he laundered money and lied to federal investigators.
From NBC News:
Mueller is applying renewed pressure on Flynn following his indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, three sources familiar with the investigation told NBC News.
The investigators are speaking to multiple witnesses in coming days to gain more information surrounding Flynn’s lobbying work, including whether he laundered money or lied to federal agents about his overseas contacts, according to three sources familiar with the investigation.
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.
Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, is also under investigation and could be indicted at the same time as his father or at another time, according to the report.
The younger Flynn often traveled and worked with his father during the campaign and took part in the transition.
Flynn could potentially be spared major legal consequences if he cooperates with investigators as a means of helping his son, according to the report.
Remember when Michael Flynn wanted to lock Hillary Clinton up??
BREAKING: Mueller has the evidence to bring charges against Flynn.
Remember when he said Clinton should be in jail?pic.twitter.com/MnqOgCOkcn
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) November 5, 2017