Judge Nap: Mueller 'Putting the Squeeze' on Flynn, Manafort to Get to Trump
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly is concerned about his son’s potential legal exposure in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s ties to the 2016 election.
Michael Flynn Jr. served as his father's chief of staff and top aide. He was actively involved in his father's consulting and lobbying work at their firm, Flynn Intel Group, including joining his father on a trip to Moscow in December 2015.
This comes after reports that Justice Department prosecutors are trying to secure a plea deal with Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, in an investigation into potentially shady real estate dealings
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using the standard tactics of federal prosecutors and "putting the squeeze" on subjects to get information in his Russia probe.
"They don't know how far up the totem pole they're going to go," Napolitano said on "Kennedy" last night. "They obviously believe they have something on the president and witnesses unwilling to deliver this something to them. So they've got to squeeze those witnesses."
He said Mueller and his team leaked that Flynn Jr. and Yohai could be in legal jeopardy to put pressure on Flynn and Manafort to give up information on higher-level Trump officials, including the president himself.
"This is the use of the arm of the government to take away human liberty," Napolitano said. "And are they interested in truth? Are they interested in justice? Or are they just interested in who's going to say what about whom, so we can keep going up that totem pole until we reach the guy in the Oval Office."
He said it amounts to "threats and bribes," which are prosecutable crimes, unless the government is the one doing the threatening and bribing.
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