Michael Flynn, the former White House national security adviser caught in a federal probe about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, now has a legal defense fund, citing the “enormous expense of attorneys’ fees.”
It has been set up by his siblings, Joe Flynn and Barbara Redgate, who say that the costs have placed “a tremendous financial burden on our brother Mike and his family” and are becoming more than he can afford.
“The various investigations arising out of the 2016 presidential election have placed a tremendous financial burden on our brother Mike and his family. The enormous expense of attorneys’ fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to pay,” Redgate and Joe Flynn said in a statement sent by Flynn’s lawyer. “To help ensure that he can defend himself, we have set up a legal defense fund, and we are asking Mike’s supporters, veterans, and all people of goodwill to contribute whatever amount they can to this fund.”
The fund will not accept donations from foreign nationals or take contributions anonymously. Flynn’s legal defense account also pledges not to take money from either Donald Trump’s campaign or business, the Trump Organization.
“Lori and I are very grateful to my brother Joe and sister Barbara for creating a fund to help pay my legal defense costs,” Flynn wrote in his first tweet since December.
“We deeply appreciate the support of family and friends across this nation who have touched our lives,” he continued in another, which contained a link to his legal defense fund.
Flynn was fired from the White House in February for misleading Mike Pence about his interactions with Russia’s then-U.S. ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
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