Share U.S. Michael Flynn Robert Mueller Russia Since Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on December 1 to lying to federal agents, his allies have expressed support and donated to a legal defense fund that his family set up months ago. The office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced the charge against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying about conversations he had last December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the time. Flynn has agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. Related: Flynn could face lie detector and go undercover for Mueller Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Two of Flynn’s siblings, Joseph Flynn and Barbara Redgate, established the Michael T. Flynn Legal Defense Fund in September. A link to the fund appears on Flynn’s Twitter profile, and his family members have tweeted the link. “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,” the website for the fund says. “They are deeply grateful for considering a donation to help pay expenses relating to his legal representation.” The website says that it will accept only donations from United States citizens and permanent residents and that all the money will go toward “attorneys’ fees and other costs related to legal representation.” In the wake of the special counsel’s charge, Flynn’s family has said it has received an “outpouring” of support. Redgate, the trustee of the legal defense fund, tweeted on Sunday, “General Flynn and Our Family Are Very Grateful For Your Incredible Outpouring Of Love, Kind Words, And Support This Weekend. Thank You All!” On Saturday, Joseph Flynn, tweeted, “We woke up to a huge outpouring of love and support” for the effort. That same day, another brother, Jack Flynn, retweeted a claim that the retired general faces more than $1 million in legal bills. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to President Donald