Retired Army general Michael Flynn, best known for his short stint as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, is being forced to sell his Virginia home to help pay for the exorbitant legal fees that have been racking up ever since he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about Russian contacts.
His brother, Joe Flynn, confirmed to ABC News that the three-bedroom Alexandria home is on the market, with an asking price of $895,000 and that profits generated from the sale will indeed go to help cover mounting legal fees.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, this has been a trying experience” Flynn’s brother said. “It has been a crucible and it’s not over.”
The disgraced former Defense Intelligence Agency director bought the home three years ago. In addition to money generated from its sale, the Flynn family set up a legal defense fund for donors to help with legal fees. The Flynns have not disclosed how much they have raised but did say they were “surprised and deeply moved by the thousands of individual donations they’ve received.”
Flynn’s criminal defense lawyer Robert Kelner, who negotiated the plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, declined to comment.
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