- Michael Flynn is reportedly concerned that his son, Michael Flynn Jr., could get wrapped up in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
- Mueller already has enough evidence to bring charges against both Flynns.
- The younger Flynn worked closely with his father during his undisclosed communications with Russia and Turkey.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly concerned that his son, Michael Flynn Jr., could get wrapped up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
A CNN report citing multiple sources said that Flynn’s concern could shape the way he responds to Mueller’s probe, which seeks to determine whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in Trump’s favour. Flynn’s wife Lori is also concerned about their son’s possible legal exposure, the report said.
Mueller already has enough evidence to bring charges against both Flynns, according to an NBC News report from Sunday. The evidence relates to the senior Flynn’s undisclosed lobbying efforts for a businessman with ties to the Turkish government in 2016, when he was also an adviser on the Trump campaign.
Flynn Jr. was his father’s chief of staff, and appears to have worked closely with him in his lobbying work. According to some legal experts, Mueller’s focus on the younger Flynn could be an attempt coerce his father into cooperating with the investigation.
Investigators are also looking at Flynn’s alleged participation in talks to turn over to Turkey a Turkish cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania. Flynn has denied through a spokesperson that those conversations took place.
Flynn resigned from his White House post in February after it emerged that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russian officials.
It is unclear whether Mueller will go through with indictments for either Flynn. In the meantime, Flynn Jr. is maintaining an optimistic front, telling his critics on Twitter, “the disappointment on your faces when I don’t go to jail will be worth all your harassment.”
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