Robert Mueller has enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, it has been reported. The inquiries are said to relate to his lobbying work and will investigate whether he laundered money or lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his work.
Investigators are interested in whether Flynn laundered money or lied to federal agents about his overseas contacts, three sources close to the investigation told the network.More news: Saudi intercepts missile targeting Riyadh from Yemen
The elder Flynn was sacked as national security adviser just 24 days into the job after misleading Vice President Mike Pence, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer about private conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The former army general's son, Michael G Flynn, who is a business partner of his father and worked for Mr Trump during the transition period, is also facing possible charges. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.More news: Meet Overwatch's new hero Moira
The elder Flynn served in his role at the White House for only 24 days before being fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and several others about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
At issue is Flynn's lobbying work. But cooperation from Flynn, who was national security adviser for only 24 days before he was sacked, could help his son avoid the worst penalties. The Justice Department believed Flynn was thus vulnerable to blackmail as a result.More news: Iran asks United Nations nuclear chief to confirm it still follows deal
Flynn's son appeared to comment on the NBC report shortly after it was published. The investigative team is also looking into whether or not Flynn stuck a deal with Turkish President Recep Erdogan to orchestrate the removal of an Erdogan political rival from the U.S. It was also revealed last week that former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.