Mike Flynn Selling Home To Pay Legal Bills

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in December.

After striking a plea with special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is struggling to pay growing legal bills and, according to his family, has put his Virginia home up for sale.

Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials. He was let go from the Trump administration just 24 days after taking his post.

Flynn's 13-year-old, three-bedroom townhouse in Old Town Alexandria outside Washington, which he bought three years ago, was listed for sale in December with an asking price of $895,000 — money he will use to pay his high legal defense debts, his brother Joe Flynn said Monday.

Flynn's brother told ABC News that the ordeal "has been a crucible" for the retired general and his family.

Joe Flynn and other family members set up a defense fund for Flynn to collect donations from supporters. He wouldn't disclose how much has been raised, but he said the family has been surprised and deeply moved by the thousands of individual donations they've received, none of which came from foreign nationals or from Flynn's former boss, Trump.