A leaker from FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation told NBC that there is enough evidence to charge President Trump’s former National Security advisor of 24 days, Mike Flynn, along with Flynn’s son, as part of the FBI’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Of note, the investigation into Flynn and Flynn Jr. has nothing to do with the recent indictment of lobbyist and short-lived Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Podesta Group, or Uranium One.
Flynn, a registered Democrat and Obama appointee to Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was reportedly pushed out of his role in 2014 over poor management skills, interpersonal conflicts, and a break from the Obama administration over how to deal with Islamic terrorism.
Over the next two years, Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn ran the Flynn Intel Group Inc, which provided intel services for businesses and governments beginning in the fall of 2014. The Flynns consulted with various companies connected to Russia and Turkey, as well as domestic clients Palo Alto Networks, Francisco Partners and Adobe Systems. Flynn shuttered his firm in 2016 in advance of his role with the Trump administration.
Rundown of possible charges in the Mueller probe
According to NBC’s source, the FBI Special Counsel are looking into the following:
Flynn made $530K in 2016 for work which benefitted the government of Turkey. Flynn was hired to gather information about Turkish political enemy Fethullah Gulen, and elderly Muslim cleric living in the U.S. who Turkish President Erdogan blames for the 2016 attempted coup to overthrow him. Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department did not find enough evidence linking Gulen to the coup despite documents which Turkish officials say back up their claims.
While gathering intel against Gulen was completely legal, the FBI is investigating whether or not Flynn had a 2016 quid-pro-quo arrangement with Erdogan’s government to forcibly remove Gulen from the country if and when President Trump was elected.
The FBI is also reportedly looking into Flynn’s retroactive registration as a foreign lobbyist – which Flynn’s attorney says was not necessary since his client was a Turkish businessman and not a government official.
Flynn also made some $35,000 in 2015 for a speech at a Moscow gala event paid for by Russian state television network RT, where he was pictured sitting next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flynn was also a frequent guest on the network, appearing to discuss various issues.
Did Flynn launder money or lie to federal agents about his overseas contacts?
While Flynn’s gig with RT and the $35K gala dinner is more or less a nothingburger, and his retroactive registration as a foreign lobbyist may earn a slap on the wrist, Flynn’s potential quid-pro-quo in the Erdogan / Gulan matter may land him behind bars. If Flynn promised to extradite Gulan to face certain death in Turkey in exchange for over a half-million dollars, an indictment for the former Army Lt. General – and possibly his son, is a foregone conclusion.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter
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~Lavrentiy Beria during his time as NKVD/KGB
and here i thought trumps was thy swamp drainer. “oh dopie me”. i guess we’ll have to stick with anti-establishment. no really, please stop, it . ‘trickles’!
None of this matters. Interesting developments out of Texas. Those JFK files seem to be pissing people off. Or not.
For all you Alex Jones haters. This is his Waterloo to being a fake. In the making. Lets see if he gives it a pass.
Well, duh. Of course he does.