Today’s big 5 pm news dump concerns Robert Mueller‘s ongoing investigation and what they’re reportedly looking at with regards to Michael Flynn.
The Wall Street Journal reports tonight that Mueller is looking into “what role, if any, former national security adviser Mike Flynn may have played in a private effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers.”
You may remember the Journal report from a few weeks ago about Republican operative Peter W. Smith who sought those emails and claimed he was talking to Flynn about it.
The new report contains some details about how Mueller’s office is looking into the matter:
Investigators working for Mr. Mueller have been conducting interviews and collecting information as they seek to determine whether Mr. Flynn was involved in Mr. Smith’s effort, and if his son, Michael G. Flynn, and the consulting firm Flynn Intel Group had a role, the people said…
Mr. Mueller’s team is also inquiring about the nature of Mr. Smith’s relationship with several Trump campaign advisers and aides to the president, the people familiar with the matter said.
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