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.
Sources "familiar with the investigation" say Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days, and his son could be implicated in the probe into Russia's intervention in last year's election, according to NBC News.
Additionally, investigators have been digging into allegations that Flynn may have been involved in efforts to facilitate the extradition of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a vocal opponent of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, from the USA back to Turkey.
According to NBC, Michael T. Flynn is being investigated for potential charges of money laundering and lying to federal officials about his foreign connections, NBC explained. Investigators will also look at whether the elder Flynn tried to help form a plan to extradite an opponent of Turkish President Recep Erdogan who lives in the U.S.
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Mueller is increasing pressure on Flynn following his indictment of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, NBC News said. On that same day, it was announced foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Flynn was paid more than $500,000 previous year for work that benefited Turkey, according to the Justice Department.
Flynn's son worked closely with his father and could be indicted at the same time as his dad. Flynn's firm hired SGR as part of its work with Inovo.
When asked what role Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, played in the campaign, Sanders indicated that he, too, was involved in coffee-making to the exclusion of all other responsibilities. Flynn did not register with the US Justice Department as a foreign agent until March 2017. Officials told NBC News that any quid-pro-quo agreement between Flynn and the Turkish government would be illegal. This possibility may be especially significant given that Flynn declined a new request in September to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.