Robert Mueller could be close to charging Mike Flynn and his son

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators have enough evidence to indict former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son, NBC News reported Sunday, citing multiple sources.

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.

The White House called an unscheduled press briefing on Sunday to clarify Michael T. Flynn's role in the Trump campaign, claiming that his job consisted entirely of making coffee when George Papadopoulos was busy with other matters.

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. They secured the first two indictments less than two weeks ago, resulting in the arrests of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

The connection to the Trump campaign seems to be based only in that Flynn was working for the campaign while also engaging in undisclosed lobbying work for Turkey, including lobbying the Obama administration to extradite Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan believes was responsible for the failed coup against him.


Mr Gullen is a rival of Recep Erdogan, the Turkish President.

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.

Flynn raised eyebrows when he wrote an op-ed for The Hill, published on November 8, alleging Gulen helmed a "vast global network" that had "all the right markings to fit the description of a risky sleeper terror network". More likely though, Flynn's son is a pawn to be used to get Flynn to talk.

The younger Flynn worked with his father, including doing work on the Trump campaign. Flynn later retroactively registered as a foreign lobbyist this year. A spokesman for the Special Counsel's Office declined Bustle's request for comment.


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