WH Braces For Impact As Flynn Moves To Cooperate With Mueller: Report
Attorneys representing President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn have moved to cooperate with Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
According to the Times, Flynn ended an agreement to share information about the ongoing Russia probe with the White House, signaling that he’s in discussions with prosecutors.
Flynn’s lawyers notified Trump’s legal team of the decision in the past few days, according to four people involved in the case who spoke to the newspaper.
The report comes after NBC News on Wednesday reported that Mueller is looking to question Bijan Kian, an associate of Flynn. Previous reports have suggested that the special counsel already has enough evidence to indict Flynn and his son, who also worked for Trump’s campaign.
A deal with Flynn would give prosecutors insight into how Trump’s team conducted itself during the campaign and the early days of the administration, the Times reported.
In October, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates were indicted on charges including money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. Manafort and Gates both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In a separate charge, former Trump campaign aide Greg Papadopoulos pleaded guilty of lying to FBI agents about the nature of his contacts with Russian operatives during the election.
Lawyers for both Trump and Flynn declined a request to comment on the report.