Michael Flynn’s son now a subject of Trump-Russia probe
The Trump-Russia probe has become a family affair for the Flynns.
The son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has become a subject of the investigation into the Trump campaign, according to a report on Wednesday — meaning that the father and son are now both wrapped up in the criminal inquiry.
The son, Michael G. Flynn, got pulled into the probe in part because of his work for his father’s international lobbying firm, NBC News reported. It’s unclear how long the son has been watched by investigators.
His father, who left a White House job after three weeks because of undisclosed Russian contacts, has been a focus of the investigation due to his lobbying work for foreign governments.
Michael Flynn has been a focus of the investigation due to his lobbying work for foreign governments.
There are now at least two father-son duos sharing scrutiny in the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
President Trump is not personally under investigation, but the probe is centered on his campaign’s suspected collusion with Russia’s campaign cyber attacks. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., fell into the inquiry after reports revealed his role in a secret Trump Tower meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who said she had dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was also at that meeting, and is also being investigated.
Several congressional committees have been running parallel probe into the Trump campaign, as well as the circumstances surrounding the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was originally leading the criminal investigation.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation has been stalled by the U.S. Justice Department blocking two top FBI officials who could speak about Comey’s ouster, according to CNN.
The Senate panel has been trying to get the two FBI officials, Carl Ghattas and James Rybicki, to sit for transcribed interviews about Comey’s firing. But the Justice Department has refused to make either man available, citing a “long-standing policy regarding the confidentiality and sensitivity of information relating to pending matters.”