Special Counsel Robert Mueller now has sufficient evidence to bring charges against President Trump's former national security advisor Michael T. Flynn and his son, NBC News announced today, citing multiple sources familiar with Mueller's investigation.
Sources also reportedly told NBC News that Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, might also be indicted either separately or along with his father.
Sources "familiar with the investigation" say Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days, and his son could be implicated in the probe into Russia's intervention in last year's election, according to NBC News.
Flynn's son, also named Michael, worked on President Trump's campaign and briefly on the administration's transition team. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
If Flynn Sr.is indicted, he would be the first member of the Trump administration to face charges as part of the Russian Federation investigation, and it's not clear if President Trump would try to use his pardon powers to protect him in that situation.More news: Heidi Klum Finally Revealed This Year's Halloween Costume
Trump and his officials downplayed earlier arrests due to their work on the campaign rather than the administration, a charge for Flynn could would see that argument quashed. As of Sunday afternoon, however, it was unclear exactly what charges the younger Flynn might face or what investigators were focusing on.
NBC News did not receive comment from the special counsel's spokesperson.
The elder Flynn served in his role at the White House for only 24 days before being fired for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and several others about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. More likely though, Flynn's son is a pawn to be used to get Flynn to talk.
Last week, Mueller indicted Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, along with his former business associate, on 12 counts, including money laundering and conspiracy against the United States.