Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be bringing news charges. This time, the victim is Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn.
The elder Flynn was fired after a mere 24 days on the job and was the first of Trump’s administration to come under a federal probe. The investigation has been looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Sources familiar with the case, told NBC News that Mueller is renewing pressure on Michael T. Flynn following the indictment of Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.
Investigators are now looking at Michael T. Flynn’s involvement in the removal of a rival of Turkish President Recap Erdogan from the U.S. to Turkey in exchange for a massive amount of money. In the weeks following Trump’s inauguration, the FBI was asked to look into Turkey’s 2016 request to extradite Fethullah Gülen, an elderly Muslim cleric living in the U.S.
According to a former senior law enforcement official, President Erdogan blames Gulen for orchestrating a coup to overthrow him. It is this extradition that possibly netted the elder Flynn millions of dollars.
Investigators are also speaking to witnesses to gain more information about the elder Flynn’s lobbying work, including laundering money and lying to federal agents about his relationship with contacts overseas.
The younger Flynn worked closely with his father and could be indicted separately or at the same time. Not only did he help his father with the campaign, he worked on the presidential transition committee.
If the elder Flynn is charged, he would be the first Trump administration official formally accused of criminal wrongdoing by Mueller. Thus far, the investigation has only caught the wrongdoings by campaign officials.
Many conservatives are wondering if Mueller will go after Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and the DNC. Clinton colluded with the Russians by selling one third of the United State’s uranium to the Soviets in exchange for a large donation to the Clinton Foundation. Meanwhile, Podesta was in on the deal.
If justice is truly blind, charges will brought against the Democrats, too.