USA Today: Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn's family sets up legal defense fund for Russia probes


The family of Michael Flynn has set up a legal defense fund for the former national security adviser, who is a subject of multiple investigations into Russia's interference in the presidential election. They are seeking donations from U.S. citizens to help the former national security adviser ease what they describe as a "great burden."


Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics, noted that Flynn is no longer a government employee, so he is not subject to any ethics restrictions or financial disclosure requirements on the funds.

"Flynn and his spokespeople have not specified whether it would disclose its list of donors, so there is no way for the public to know for sure whether Flynn will follow-through on his promise not to accept donations from foreign nationals or from affiliates of the Trump campaign or Trump Organization," Shaub said.

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