Russiagate: Flynn reportedly pressured to cooperate to save his moron kid's ass
- Author: Adam Floyd Nov 06, 2017,
Nov 06, 2017, 0:17
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 elder Flynn served in his role at the White House for only 24 days before being fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and several others about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
According to NBC News, investigators reportedly plan to interview multiple witnesses who may be able to shed some light on Flynn's earlier lobbying work, whether he was ever involved in money laundering, and whether he ever lied to or misled federal investigators regarding his overseas contacts. Flynn's son traveled and worked with his father during the campaign and transition, and sources say Mueller could put pressure on Flynn to cooperate with the investigation in exchange for sparing his son. It was also revealed last week that former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.More news: Hillary Clinton Subject of 2 New GOP Investigations
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.
Although Flynn's group's initial stated goal in hiring SGR was to foster a stronger business climate in Turkey, it was later forced to indicate that it brought SGR on to "raise concerns" to the United States about Gulen. The Justice Department believed Flynn was thus vulnerable to blackmail as a result. More likely though, Flynn's son is a pawn to be used to get Flynn to talk.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has his next target in sight. The FBI pushed back against the request because there was no new information.