Published: Mon, November 06, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Mueller Intensifying Pressure in Flynn Investigation, Has Enough Evidence to Charge

It wasn't directly known what those charges would be.

Citing unnamed sources, NBC News reports investigators are probing whether Flynn laundered money, lied to federal agents about his foreign contacts, as well as wether Flynn tried to help move a rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the Turkey in exchange for money.

Mueller is reportedly looking into whether Flynn tried to extradite a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the USA back to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars.

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. More likely though, Flynn's son is a pawn to be used to get Flynn to talk.

Flynn's stint as Trump's national security was short lived.

What's this deal with Turkey?

Gullen is a Muslim critic living in Pennsylvania and Erdogan blames him for a 2016 coup attempt that failed.

According to the report, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was asked after Trump's inauguration to review Turkey's 2016 request to extradite Fetullah Gulen to Turkey. As of Sunday afternoon, however, it was unclear exactly what charges the younger Flynn might face or what investigators were focusing on.

What's the significance of this?

FBI investigators are reported to have arranged interviews with multiple witnesses in the coming days with the aim of gathering further evidence against Mr Flynn. In addition to Mr Manafort and Mr Gates, George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the campaign, has pleaded guilty to lying to law enforcement officials and is reported to have been cooperating with the investigation.

But so far, the investigation has not made moves toward individuals who served in the Trump administration. Sanders had also said President Donald Trump "has confidence they're going to close this up soon".

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