Michael Flynn Reportedly Trying to Sell House in Order to Pay for Russia Investigation Legal Fees

| MAR 6, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Michael Flynn

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn reportedly put his Alexandria, Virginia, home up for sale in order to pay for the legal fees he's paying as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

Flynn came under scrutiny after he misled the FBI about his conversation with a Russian diplomat in 2016, something he pleaded guilty to at the end of last year.

His brother, Joe Flynn, confirmed to ABC News that Flynn was trying to sell his 13-year-old, three-bedroom townhouse, which had an $895,000 asking price in December.

As Solomon Wisenberg, deputy independent counsel in a probe against former President Bill Clinton, said, cases like Flynn's can cost a lot of money. Wisenberg said that Flynn's guilty plea saved him “a lot of money.”

“Six figures is not at all unusual in a big case like this,” he said.

Although Flynn's criminal defense lawyer refused to comment, Flynn's brother painted a bleak picture for the retired three-star general.

“I'm not going to sugarcoat it, this has been a trying experience,” Flynn's brother said of what Flynn and his wife had to endure. “It has been a crucible and it's not over.”

Flynn's family reportedly set up a defense fund to help him amid Mueller's investigation and received donations from thousands of individuals.

In a statement released after his guilty plea, Flynn defended himself against treason accusations.

“It has been extraordinarily painful to endure these many months of false accusations of 'treason' and other outrageous acts,” he said. “Such false accusations are contrary to everything I have ever done and stood for.”

Tuesday's news came amid fresh indictments against Russian entities, accused of meddling in the 2016 election, and against Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager.

Manafort's indictment came amid reports that he allegedly offered a banker a White House position in exchange for $16 million in home loans. He is expected to stand trial on Sept. 17.

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