The anti-Trump media appears to have quite the connection to the investigation led by Special Counsel Bob Mueller.
In an exclusive, NBC News reported Sunday morning that Mueller has the evidence needed to charge President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The bombshell story comes on the heels of last week’s breaking news from CNN that Mueller would be handing down indictments.
Sources “familiar with the investigation” say Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days, and his son could be implicated in the probe into Russia’s intervention in last year’s election, according to NBC News.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 5, 2017
After former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two others were indicted last week, the sources say Mueller is applying renewed pressure on Flynn.
This is consistent with a Mueller “tactic” detailed last week by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
The liberal law professor said Mueller will not be satisfied until he gets to President Donald Trump or people very close to him and that he will find “someone who you can prosecute and squeeze… and then making him sing.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 31, 2017
More on Flynn from 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’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.
Other media sources are jumping on the report to say it’s a sign Mueller “is closing in on the White House.”
And having Flynn’s son over a barrel could get him there.
“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,” NBC reported.
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