As Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump/Russia fiasco continues to churn on, picking up steam as it brings on additional investigators and prosecutors, one of the people who seem to be at the center of the investigation thus far is former Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.
Flynn has been at the center of the Mueller investigation seemingly from the start, with business ties to Russia and alleged secret meetings with Russian officials leading up to the 2016 election last November. While there had been rumors that Flynn was a cooperating witness, there appears to be a pretty good chance that he will be facing charges before all is said and done.
A legal defense, especially in a possible conspiracy case like this one, could cost a pretty penny, and Flynn has hired one of the best there is to defend him in Robert Kelner. Over the course of the next several months or even years Flynn, could rack up legal bills in excess of $1 to $2 million quite easily. This would be a tremendous burden for most of us, but for Flynn, it’s an expense he likely can afford. According to numerous accounts, Flynn’s estimated net worth is over $7 million. This wealth includes a home worth more than $1 million as well as three vehicles which have a combined value in excess of over half a million dollars, according to Finapp.
One would think that someone with Flynn’s wealth would shy away from asking the pubic to help foot his legal bill, but no, that’s exactly what his ‘friends and family’ have just decided to do. They have just launched the website, MikeFlynnDefenseFund.org, where they ask the public to donate in order to help the former National Security Adviser fund his legal defense. The website reads as follows:
“Mike Flynn has served the nation for nearly four decades during time of war and peace, including nearly five years in combat. He has also received numerous awards and military decorations. He is a four-time recipient of the bronze star medal, as well as the intelligence community’s gold medallion, and other civilian, law enforcement and defense honors. The costs of legal representation associated with responding to the multiple investigations that have arisen in the wake of the 2016 election place a great burden on Mike and his family. They are deeply grateful for considering a donation to help pay expenses relating to his legal representation.
Please note that donations of any amount are welcome, but the Michael T. Flynn Legal Defense Fund will accept donations only from U.S. citizens and permanent residents. All donated funds will be used solely to defray attorneys’ fees and other costs related to legal representation.”
I don’t know about anyone else, but I could think of a billion better ways to donate my money than to a multi-millionaire who is being investigated for possibly colluding with a hostile foreign government.
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