Michael Flynn Jr. Is Being Investigated in the Federal Russia Probe

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The federal investigation into the Russian Federation scandal has expanded to include Michael Flynn's son, as instead of getting smaller the investigation is snaring more people in Trump's orbit.

The letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., was sent Tuesday to three companies Flynn advised in 2015 and 2016, with a copy sent to Mueller.

Both Flynns forfeited jobs working for the Trump administration, the elder Mr Flynn for having mischaracterised his contact with the Russian ambassador and his son - who served on the transition team - for promoting on Twitter a conspiracy theory linking Hillary Clinton to an alleged child pornography ring at a Washington DC pizza restaurant. -Russian project to build dozens of nuclear reactors in the Middle East after becoming President Donald Trump's first national security adviser.

The son of President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian election meddling and any possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to a Wednesday report from NBC News.

Flynn's son was on the Trump transition team, which was headed by Vice President Mike Pence. Trump, who took office on January 20, fired Flynn on February 13, 18 days after a top Justice Department official warned that the former Defense Intelligence Agency director could be blackmailed because Moscow knew he made misleading statements about his contacts with Russian officials.

"It appears that General Flynn violated federal law by omitting this trip and these foreign contacts from his renewal application" for a security clearance, the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Flynn's attorney and two business partners.

"Since these violations carry criminal penalties of up to five years in prison, we are providing your responses to Special Counsel Robert Mueller", they wrote to Kelner, Alex G. Copson of X-Co Dynamics/ACU Strategic Partners, and retired Rear Admiral Michael Hewitt of X-Co Dynamics/Ironbridge Group/IP3.

Lawyers representing Mr Flynn refused to provide further details and did not refute allegations of Mr Flynn having broken the law, the legislators wrote, but said Mr Flynn was "only responding to compulsory process".

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