The White House called an unscheduled press briefing on Sunday to clarify Michael T. Flynn's role in the Trump campaign, claiming that his job consisted entirely of making coffee when George Papadopoulos was busy with other matters.
According to NBC News, investigators reportedly plan to interview multiple witnesses who may be able to shed some light on Flynn's earlier lobbying work, whether he was ever involved in money laundering, and whether he ever lied to or misled federal investigators regarding his overseas contacts.
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It was reported that Mr Flynn could face less severe charges if he cooperates with Mr Mueller's team and that could also benefit his son.
Although Flynn's group's initial stated goal in hiring SGR was to foster a stronger business climate in Turkey, it was later forced to indicate that it brought SGR on to "raise concerns" to the U.S. about Gulen. His work for Inovo did not come to light until after he registered as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice in March - four months after his contract with Alptekin ended.
Flynn worked on the campaign and his son worked closely with him and briefly worked on the Trump campaign's transition. It remained unclear Sunday if Mueller had plans to pursue charges against Flynn or his son.
Mueller's spokesman declined to comment to NBC News, as did lawyers for both Flynns. Flynn Jr. served as chief of staff in his father's lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group, which the elder Flynn founded after being forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. The FBI pushed back against the request because there was no new information.