Flynn Lawyer Meets With Mueller Team Amid Signs of Possible Plea Deal

ABC News casts these developments as potential evidence that "Flynn is preparing to negotiate with prosecutors over a deal that could include his testimony against the president or senior White House officials". According to the report by ABC News, Flynn's lawyer met with Mueller's team on Monday morning. A spokesperson for Trump's legal team later confirmed that Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, had informed Trump's team that he was stopping discussions about issues related to the ongoing probe of the Trump administration by Mueller's team. Of the many Trumpworld characters ensnared in Mueller's probe, Flynn is perhaps one of the most pivotal; not only does he lay claim to some of the most questionable Russian contacts, but he could also prove to be immeasurably valuable in revealing whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to derail Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

Among the interactions that Mr. Mueller is investigating is a private meeting that Mr. Flynn had with the Russian ambassador and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, during the presidential transition.

"Sources familiar with the Flynn investigation have told ABC News the retired general has felt increased pressure since prosecutors began focusing attention on his son, Michael G. Flynn, who worked as part of Flynn Intel Group, the consulting firm founded by the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency", writes ABC News. The young Flynn had worked with his father's Flynn Intel Group, and had traveled with him in 2015 when he was photographed sitting next to the Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner held in Moscow.

Bullet-riddled body of trooper found in Shopian
Irfan is the third off-duty soldier from Kashmir to have been abducted and killed by terrorists in the past few months. She tweeted, "Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a fearless Territorial Army soldier at Shopian.

Lawyers for Flynn, President Trump's one time national security adviser, notified the president's own lawyers that they could no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Mr. Mueller's investigation has already led to the arrest of Mr. Trump's one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Mr. Manafort's partner Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos, a campaign foreign policy advisor.

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