CNBC reporter John Hardwood appeared on NBC’s “Today” on Friday with a warning for President Donald Trump: You’re in grave danger if former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Reacting to Thursday’s bombshell report that Flynn’s legal team has stopped sharing information with Trump’s legal team, Hardwood said that flipping Flynn would be a major coup for Mueller’s team, and would get them extremely close to Trump.
“I think it indicates that there’s serious legal jeopardy for the president of the United States,” said Harwood. “The underlying issue that Mueller is investigating is, did Russia interfere in the U.S. election with the cooperation of the Trump campaign — and if so, why?”
Harwood then explained that any major effort to collude with Russia almost certainly would have Flynn’s fingerprints on it, given his past history of making blatantly false statements about his contacts with Russian officials.
“One of the questions was, was the Trump administration suggesting they might limit sanctions in return for help from the Russians,” he explained. “Michael Flynn lost his job over lying about his conversation with the Russian ambassador, so this gets to the core of the case that Bob Mueller is pursuing.”
Watch the video below.