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

Kristopher Drake
August 7, 2017

These investigators have called the White House to produce documents about Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to president Donald Trump, according to the daily, citing officials close to the investigation.

According to the daily new yorker, the investigators have also interviewed witnesses to determine whether Mr. Flynn had received payments secrets on the part of the Turkish government towards the end of the election campaign of 2016. Flynn's consulting business was paid $530,000 to handle a campaign against an opponent of the Turkish government.

Mr Alptekin has publicly denied that there was anything untoward about the payments, which funded a campaign to discredit Fetullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric said to be behind a failed coup in Turkey in July 2016.

Mr Flynn, a former lieutenant general in the U.S. army, failed to register as a foreign agent when Flynn Intel Group signed a $600,000 contract with Mr Alptekin's Dutch company Inovo BV in August 2016.

The Times is reporting that Mueller recently asked the White House for documents related to Flynn, the first known instance of Mueller's team asking the White House to hand over records.

The newspaper noted that it is the first known instance of the special counsel, which is probing ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, requesting documents from the White House.

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.

Bharara was sacked by President Trump in March, even though Bharara said Trump invited him, shortly after the November 2016 election, to stay on.

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