Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has enough evidence to bring charges in the investigation into Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor under President Donald Trump, and his son. Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days on the job for lying about his communications with the Russian ambassador, has always been a person of interest to the Justice Department for his undisclosed lobbying ties and work as a foreign agent, which allegedly continued while he was on Donald Trump's transition team.
Flynn's lawyer Robert Kelner declined to comment when asked if Flynn denies any collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.
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.
Additionally, Mueller's team is looking into whether Flynn tried to get rid of a rival to Turkish President Recep Erdogan for a fee of millions of dollars. 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.
Flynn was paid $500,000 past year by the businessman, Ekim Alptekin, who is a member of a Turkish economic-relations board run by an appointee of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Lawyers for Mr Flynn and his son, who worked with his father, declined to comment to NBC News.
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's firm hired SGR as part of its work with Inovo.
If Flynn is charged, he would be the first individual to have worked for the Trump presidency accused of wrongdoing.
Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, could also be charged as part of the probe. Flynn did not register with the US Justice Department as a foreign agent until March 2017.
Mueller's additional focus on Flynn Jr.is likely an attempt to coerce his father's cooperation in the investigation, legal experts have said.