Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is now being charged with conspiracy charges by the Department of Justice for allegedly misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials.
In addition to being charged in a civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. Senate on Friday, Flynn has been indicted by a federal grand jury on four felony counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, five felony counts related to false statements to the FBI and four counts related with obstruction of justice.
Flynn’s defense team filed a motion seeking to dismiss the charges on Friday morning, and a federal judge denied the motion on Monday, but it appears the indictment is the first step toward filing a lawsuit against Flynn, the president of the United States and his immediate family.
Flynn, who resigned from the Trump campaign in August after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador about sanctions on Russia, is also facing a separate lawsuit in the Southern District of New York.
The New York lawsuit alleges that Flynn lied to the public about his discussions with the ambassador and falsely claimed to be the subject of a “witch hunt.”
Flynn also faces a separate criminal case in the Northern District of California in which he faces a charge of failing to disclose payments made by a Turkish company to his former Turkish business associates. “
He has also maintained a positive public image, which is important to the nation, and he will continue to work hard to defend the country and the truth of what he said and did during his presidency,” Cohen added.
Flynn also faces a separate criminal case in the Northern District of California in which he faces a charge of failing to disclose payments made by a Turkish company to his former Turkish business associates.
He is scheduled to appear in court in San Francisco on Thursday.
Flynn was fired as national security advisor by the Trump administration after just 24 days in office.