THE HILL – KATIE BO WILLIAMS
The lawyer for former national security advisor Michael Flynn met Monday morning with members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, ABC News reports, in the latest sign the two sides may be negotiating a plea deal for the embattled former intelligence officer.
Reports emerged late last week that Flynn had alerted White House lawyers that he would no longer be discussing the ongoing investigation, fueling speculation that he is cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a plea deal.
Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday. He declined to comment on the nature of the Monday morning meeting to ABC News.
Speculation has grown for weeks that Mueller may have “flipped” Flynn, convincing him to act as an informant on bigger fish in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.