In yet another sign that Michael Flynn has agreed to a plea deal with Robert Mueller, the special counsel’s team has postponed planned grand jury testimony involving Donald Trump’s one-time national security adviser, CNN reports.
Testimony was expected from a Sphere Consulting public relations consultant hired by Flynn’s now-defunct lobbying firm, but was abruptly postponed “with no reason given,” according to CNN. The delay comes after attorneys for Flynn told Trump’s lawyers they could not longer discuss Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and collusion with the Trump campaign. That moved prompted speculation Flynn has entered a plea deal with Mueller. Flynn met with Mueller’s team on Monday.
Mueller is reportedly looking into Flynn’s work on behalf of the Turkish government, which he failed to disclose until after he was removed as Trump’s national security adviser. Mueller is also probing allegations Flynn was offered millions of dollars to aide in the extradition of a Muslim cleric sought after by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Flynn has denied any wrongdoing.
White House aides have sought to distance Trump from Flynn’s actions, but Trump himself once asked former FBI director James Comey to make the department’s investigation into Flynn go away. Mueller is reportedly looking at whether that request from Trump was an attempt to obstruct justice.