Former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn could be the next two people indicted in the Justice Department's probe into connections between Russian Federation and the campaign of President Donald Trump. Mike Flynn is part of the reason why Trump obstructed justice and fired Comey.
Mr Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, were charged with 12 offences, including money laundering and conspiracy against the US.
Sanders said that, in the weeks to come, the White House is likely to release the names of additional campaign staffers whose roles were limited to the preparation of coffee beverages, and that such names might include Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr. Mr Flynn's possibly indictment would change that.
The report indicates that Mueller's investigation is moving at a quick, steady pace.
Flynn was paid $500,000 a year ago by the businessman, Ekim Alptekin, who is a member of a Turkish economic-relations board run by an appointee of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He is the subject of an extradition request from the Turkish government, which accuses him of being behind a 2016 coup attempt against Mr Erdogan.
Flynn is being investigated for possibly orchestrating the removal of a Turkish politician who is hated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the United States to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars. Putting pressure on both Flynn and his son, who worked on Trump's transition team, could increase the likelihood that one or both men might agree to become a cooperating witness against other targets of Mueller's probe, as part of a plea agreement. According to two sources, however, the junior Flynn could limit potential legal consequences if he cooperates with investigators.
It seems some in Washington weren't surprised by reports signaling Trump's former national security adviser may be the next person to face charges in Mueller's prove.