Michael Flynn Has Opened New Consulting Firm

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Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm, his brother says.

Flynn's new firm, Resilient Patriot, LLC, is advising private equity firms. Flynn is hoping the income will help him in dealing with large legal bills stemming from his involvement in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Associated Press reports.

"Mike’s not a millionaire, not even close," Joe Flynn told the Associated Press. "This situation has put him in a tough spot financially. This is going to cost him a lot of money."

Joe Flynn said the Flynn family was putting together a fund so his brother could pay the legal bills.

The name of Michael Flynn's firm is the same as his son's Twitter account, in which the younger Flynn posted false news stories.

Joe Flynn said that aside from his Army pension, this new firm is his brother's main source of income.

"There’s still a cloud over him," Joe Flynn said. "I think he’s not worried about going to jail or anything like that."