Robert Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Charge Michael Flynn, NBC News Reports
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) November 5, 2017
The Manafort/Gates/Papadopoulos news last week was preceded by a number of news reports hinting at what was coming. Now there’s a new report out about the investigation into Michael Flynn.
According to NBC News, investigators have “enough evidence to bring charges” against both Flynn and his son:
Mueller is applying renewed pressure on Flynn following his indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, three sources familiar with the investigation told NBC News.
The investigators are speaking to multiple witnesses in coming days to gain more information surrounding Flynn’s lobbying work, including whether he laundered money or lied to federal agents about his overseas contacts, according to three sources familiar with the investigation.
Mueller’s team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said.
Flynn, you’ll recall, served briefly as President Trump‘s National Security Adviser earlier this year.
And the NBC report notes this of particular interest:
A former senior law enforcement official said that in the weeks after Trump’s inauguration the FBI was asked to conduct a new review of Turkey’s 2016 request to extradite Fethullah Gulen, an elderly Muslim cleric living in the U.S. whom President Erdogan blames for orchestrating a coup to overthrow him.
The FBI pushed back on the request because Turkey had supplied no additional information that could incriminate Gulen since a review of the case during the Obama administration, the official said. It is unclear whether the request to investigate Gulen came from Flynn or through the typical diplomatic channels at the State Department.
You can watch MSNBC’s report above.
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