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Michael Flynn Worried About His Son’s Potential ‘Legal Exposure’ in Mueller Probe, CNN Reports

Recent reporting revealed that Robert Mueller‘s investigation is looking into not just Michael Flynn, but his son Michael Flynn Jr. as well. NBC News reported this week that Mueller has “enough evidence” to bring charges against both Flynns:

Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, who worked closely with his father, accompanied him during the campaign and briefly worked on the presidential transition, could be indicted separately or at the same time as his father, according to three sources familiar with the investigation.

If the elder Flynn is willing to cooperate with investigators in order to help his son, two of the sources said, it could also change his own fate, potentially limiting any legal consequences.

Well, per a new CNN report tonight, the elder Flynn is in fact worried about “the potential legal exposure of his son.”

And while CNN’s reporting says it’s not clear either Flynn will face charges, both of them are indeed subjects of the investigation:

Interviews conducted by special counsel investigators have included questions about the business dealings of Flynn and his son such as their firm’s reporting of income from work overseas, two witnesses interviewed by the team told CNN. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires people acting as agents of foreign entities to publicly disclose their relationship with foreign countries or businesses and financial compensation for such work.

Flynn Jr., who served as his father’s chief of staff and top aide, was actively involved in his father’s consulting and lobbying work at their firm, Flynn Intel Group. That included joining his father on overseas trips, such as Moscow in December 2015. During that trip, Flynn dined with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a black-tie gala for the RT television network, which US intelligence views as a Russian propaganda outlet.

You can watch CNN’s report above.

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