What does Flynn’s arrest mean? The former National Security Advisor’s guilty plea indicates that he’s cooperating with Mueller. He could have been charged with multiple offenses, from his work with Turkey, to possible perjury charges. But what does that mean for the President and his star-crossed family and administration?
Trump has dealings with the Russians that go back to the 1980’s. Trump towers from Panama to Manhattan have been linked to Russians and money laundering. Was Flynn part of a plot to obstruct Justice? Or was he part of a plot to interfere in our elections? The possible conspiracy to kidnap a Turkish cleric and spirit him back to Turkey also hung in the air.
But the real story here might be between Flynn and his son.
Could prosecutors have promised they would not pursue Michael Flynn Jr for Flynn’s cooperation? Hopefully not. But it was Flynn who brought his adult son into his sketchy world, and that would be my response were I him.