Another Mueller Leak Suggests Charges Loom For Michael Flynn & Son

It appears Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a serial leaker. Following last weekend's well-timed leak of Manafort's looming arrest - which dominated the weekend media's speculation - NBC News reports sources familiar confirming federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and his son.

As a reminder, Flynn was fired in February following public revelations that he had lied to Vice President Pence about his dealings with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

Michael Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days on the job, was one of the first Trump associates to come under scrutiny in the federal probe into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

A week after the Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos 'smoking guns' hit the headlines, "multiple sources familiar with the investigation" that Mueller is set to apply pre pressure to Mike Flynn (and his son). As NBC News reports, 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.

 

 

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 concludes that the pressure on Flynn is the latest signal that Mueller is moving at a rapid, and steady, pace in his investigation. Last week, investigators unsealed indictments of Manafort and Manafort's business partner Rick Gates. They pleaded not guilty.

It's also notable that nothing that hit last week ties Trump directly to collusion with Russia, just as the charges for Flynn do not; but just as is the case with Manafort and Gates, Mueller appears to believe applying pressure to these 'bad actors' will force them to release details about President Trump (which a year-long investigation has failed to find).

Both Flynns have for months been subjects of the Mueller investigation...

The elder Flynn, an Army lieutenant general, was pushed out as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 and retired from the military. He then founded a lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group, where his son worked closely with him.

 

The younger Flynn was involved in the daily operations of his father's firm and functioned as his chief of staff. He often attended meetings with his father and would communicate with prospective clients.

 

The elder Flynn was paid $530,000 last year for work the Justice Department says benefited the government of Turkey.

 

The elder Flynn did not register as a foreign lobbyist at the time, but did so retroactively this year. The issue has been part of Mueller's probe.

 

His lawyer later said Flynn didn't need to register because his client was a Turkish businessman and not a government official, but had opted to do so retroactively.

One wonders, given the above 'sources' reporting, how long before charges are brought against Tony Podesta with regard his Foreign Agent Registration status?

We leave it to Flynn's son to conclude...

Comments

espirit Justin Case Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:06 Permalink

 This is great news, but before you downvote read the rest…Manafort indicted, rolls over on Podesta Group and Uranium One.Flynn & Jr. to be indicted on lack of foreign agent registration (or lack thereof).Hmmm… I wonder who else could be implicated on similar charges?Any other swamp critters not squeaky clean that you know of?Bueller?     

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fleur de lis CuttingEdge Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:11 Permalink

The Flynns probably know too much about pizzagate.Mueller had better watch his step.Because with each passing day he is proving to the whole world that despite his uppity education and fabulous connections, he had no idea what was going on in the DC Swamp.Or maybe he's just playing dumb.Either way he looks more like a bigger moron every day.

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Billy the Poet fleur de lis Sun, 11/05/2017 - 13:24 Permalink

The Flynns probably know too much about pizzagate. Flynn had to go because: Declassified 2012 DIA report:http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-28… Former DIA Director Michael Flynn: It was a decision to fund, arm ISIShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1oEoCRkLRI&t=1s Note that in order to get the word out Flynn had to appear on Al Jazerra. Presumably the American and Western media wouldn't touch it. 

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BobEore fleur de lis Sun, 11/05/2017 - 15:13 Permalink

Fanboys of the left/right red/blue factionalist theater which has been introduced so as to drag Merika into its' next - and last - full scale civil war...ran into a heavy conceptual roadblock this winter past - when it proved impossible for even the twisted logic, possum-playin, and full bore tardnation of the Trumptardian type... to weather the outpouring of revelations which showed the Orangemans' picks for political appointments to be uniformly (as well as 'uniformed' and 'un-informed')specious low life swamp critters inconvenient to the comical storylines bout 'draining swamps.'NO finer example of which lay in the figure of noxious Michael Flynn - who, as I pointed out at the time...

    [is]a well known and self-described 'enemy of Islam' of the kind we know so well... from being bombarded daily now for years by Srael Lobby agit-prop via Sreal-controlled media channels. His book - coauthored by one of the more infamous of that sio-con crew, Michael Leeden, was a paean to the PNAC script by which American troops and resources must continue to fight Srael's wars - around the globe. https://storify.com/SuaveBel/part-eight

'In Flynn, Trump has found someone who clearly shares his penchant for indulging in dog-whistle rhetoric. He once infamously tweeted “Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL.” No surprise, he also boasts ties to some of the more unhinged elements of the neoconservative movement like the author Michael Leeden. A neoconservative polemicist who is currently “Freedom Scholar” at the rabidly neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Leeden was Flynn’s co-author on book Field of Flight, which was praised by none other than former Senator Joe Lieberman as a “strategic plan by General Flynn of how to win the global war against radical Islam and its big power supporters."

And... as we all remember - or try hard n harder to forget, as the case may be... it was shortly after that and several other revelations of the seediness of the ZHEEPLES fave mobbed up POTUS. PICKS...that he went full apeshit nuts with the bombing of an airfield in Syria.But why sweat the little stuff... when you can - now one year after the prophecised TRUMP DECEPTION began - try to relive the good ol days of ... threads full of morons cheering for neo-con warriors like Mike.... agents of Goldman and Nuttywho like BANANO STEVE... mafiya kingpins and dress up queens like Red Rudy Guiliani...and generally embarrass themselves getting twisted into knots by playing stupid party trick on themselves! MAGA! remember that one?

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LeftandRightareWrong Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:25 Permalink

Anything they could say AND prove to "save themselves" will have to be absolutely rock solid, significant, and would have surfaced long before now.  Mueller better not try a "dossier" thing again to get to or close to Trump.

numapepi Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:27 Permalink

No other President in history has faced such a politicized press nor a special prosecutor the moment he entered office. A new day in the utter corruption of our government.

Meanwhile obvious wrongdoing goes uninvestigated and unreported, Uranium One, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS targeting conservatives, DNC rigging an election, etc...

The elite are truly villains.

Chupacabra-322 WillyGroper Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds was gagged by the Bush Administration after 911. She’s was going to blow the whistle on the arming, funding, training, Madrasah’s etc...she was gagged for 10 years.

Know who gagged her?

Criminal Mueller from the Criminal FBI Crime Syndicate investigating the whole fake Russia narrative.

Published on Oct 24, 2017FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds exposes Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s conflict of interest in pursuing General Michael Flynn’s case due to his direct involvement as former FBI Director and his role in covering up and protecting Gulen Networks’ criminal operations within the United States, and demands that he steps down.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DvFCAIRkvWU&sns=tw

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WillyGroper Chupacabra-322 Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:27 Permalink

Matt Bracken shines a light on that unholy triumvirate that's fugly.hope GW is wrong today on the indictments.in one he mentions gulen.  i remember a 60min episode interviewing him & how great it was that an uneducated man could become so rich, his do gooder schools, etc.every fkn thing the msm throws out is reversed as in gummnt.since GW has identified a ratline of U1 going thru KY & bitch mcconnell just happened to drop in where GW was dining, i have to wonder if this was connected to Rand Paul being attacked.   he voted no & walked out on a mcbrain tumor rant.i can see this whole mess has the possibility of going in either direction.let's hope they swing.  as in rope. 

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hardmedicine Sun, 11/05/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

there is significant talk that there is a civil war going on inside our government that is being wages by Trump and military loyal to the constitution.  I pray to God this is true.I am so despondent about the state of affairs. 

Anteater hardmedicine Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:26 Permalink

Trump's G-d is not your God. Trump's G-d is Moloch.He actually told you that in his rallies, that it was all a schtick to seize power! But you only heard 'MAGA'.Well 'MAGA' this: new job offerings have fallen -32%in the first 10 months of 'MAGA', and now Trump isin Asia for his $4B hotel:casino deal, and to line up1,000,000 new H-3B's, for when US retail collapsesand Congress replaces minimum-wage with right-to-work-as-a-slave-for-rent-and-food. WINNING!!

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