Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

  • Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

"Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players", he said, shortly after the New York Times reported former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could be moving to cooperate with an investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

The break-off in communications indicates, according to the Times, that Flynn is cooperating with Mueller's investigation.

His ties to Russian Federation predated the campaign - he sat with President Vladimir V. Putin at a 2015 event in Moscow - and he was a point person on the transition team for dealing with Russian Federation.

Lawyers can pull out of information-sharing arrangements for a variety of reasons, including concerns of potential conflicts of interest that may arise at a later date.

The cooperation of Flynn, who was a top campaign adviser before becoming Trump's national security adviser in the White House, would be a major asset in Mueller's investigation.

Yet, as the editors notes, this split could also mean that some lawyers are no longer information-sharing because they have begun negotiating with prosecutors.

Eisen and others, including former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, weighed in on Flynn after reports that the retired Army general's legal team had broken ties with Trump representatives in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller is now conducting a special investigation to look into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The Times reportedly has four sources to confirm the split.

Interviews conducted by special counsel investigators have included questions about the business dealings of Flynn and his son such as their firm's reporting of income from work overseas, two witnesses interviewed by the team previously told CNN. They were indicted by Mueller's grand jury last month.

The former National Security Adviser was sacked just 24 days into the administration after he reportedly lied to Vice President Mike Pence about a meeting he held with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. Both have pleaded not guilty.