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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is Investigating Flynn's Ties to Turkey

07 August 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing the 2016 US election, asked the White House for records on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, US media reported Friday.

According to the report, investigators questioned witnesses about whether Flynn secretly received payment from the Turkish government during the final months of US President Donald Trump's election campaign, on which he served as a senior adviser. Mueller is attempting to determine whether the Turkish government was behind any of that money. His potential failure to register as a foreign agent could also carry a felony charge.

Flynn resigned from the Trump administration in February after reports surfaced he had misled senior White House officials about his past conversations with Kremlin officials. The document request is one more sign Mueller's team is expanding its investigation beyond Russian Federation to the business dealings of Trump and his team.

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Inovo BV signed the $600,000 contract with Flynn Intel Group to fund a propaganda campaign against Mr Gulen, but in the end only paid $530,000 when it failed to produce a negative video about the Turkish exile and carried out unsatisfactory research.

The lobbyist's spokeswoman Molly Toomey insisted they were refunds for unfulfilled work, telling the New York Times: "They were legal, ethical and above board".

Financial entanglements of former national security advisor became the focus of the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election on Friday night. Trump has publicly stated in the past that he believes Mueller should restrict his investigation on Russia's involvement in the election and not expand into his or his associates' finances.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is Investigating Flynn's Ties to Turkey