Is Flynn taking plea deal in Russia probe?

2017-12-01 06:19
Defence intelligence agency director Michael Flynn. (Martinez Monsivais, AP)

Defence intelligence agency director Michael Flynn. (Martinez Monsivais, AP)

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Washington - The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a deal.

But many questions remain about what charges, if any, Flynn would face and whether Mueller's prosecutors are focused on his private business dealings and truthfulness with federal agents, or if they're looking for a bigger fish like the president himself or those who remain in his inner circle.

In recent days, White House lawyers have downplayed the significance of Flynn's legal troubles for the president, drawing a clear line between Flynn's personal baggage and his work on the Trump campaign and the administration.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators about Flynn.

That comes from a person familiar with the investigation.

The person confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the questioning of Kushner earlier this month took about 90 minutes or less and was aimed in part at establishing whether Kushner had any information on Flynn that might be exculpatory.

The person said multiple White House witnesses have been asked about their knowledge of Flynn, who was forced to resign from the White House as national security adviser in February after officials concluded he had misled them about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

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