The news that Mike Flynn is either trying to cut a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller or has cut a deal means that someone or all of the Trump family are going down.
Via The Washington Post, “The call from Flynn lawyer Robert Kelner to Trump attorney John Dowd came Wednesday evening and is a potentially ominous sign for Trump and his close associates. Before this week, Kelner had been communicating with lawyers for Trump. The split suggests that Flynn, who has been a top target of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team, may be looking to share information with the prosecutor and his team.”
As Norm Eisen put it:
I negotiated a cooperation deal for a target with Mueller's office when he was US Atty and lemme tell ya, he's not gonna give one to Flynn unless he implicates someone up the ladder. That means Kushner, Don Jr., or Big Daddy. They are all having indigestion tonight. https://t.co/8SNzelLuBp
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) November 24, 2017
This development explains why Trump was pressuring James Comey to kill the investigation into Mike Flynn. The President may have been trying to obstruct justice to keep Mike Flynn from talking to Mueller. The special counsel has had enough evidence to charge Flynn and his son for weeks. The delay in charges was likely related Flynn trying to cut a deal. Mueller is handling this investigation like he is breaking up an organized crime ring, which means that Flynn is going to have give up the bigger fish to save himself and/or his son.
Mike Flynn was in the inner circle of the campaign and the White House. He can implicate the Trump family. If Flynn tells prosecutors all that he knows, Trump, Trump Jr., and Jared Kushner could all be charged for potential Russia crimes.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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