Published: Tue, August 08, 2017
World News | By Penny Hart

Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey

Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey

And while the special prosecutor's request for documents from the White House didn't come in the form of a formal subpoena, it's "first known instance" of Mueller requesting any records whatsoever from the Trump administration.

Michael Flynn made a flurry of headlines Friday and Saturday, the most pressing of which was a New York Times report that investigators working for Robert Mueller asked the White House for documents related to the ex-national security adviser. Mueller is attempting to determine whether the Turkish government was behind any of that money.

Flynn's business, Flynn Intel Group, worked with a Turkish-American businessman who paid the company $530,000 to "discredit an opponent of the Turkish government who has been accused of orchestrating last year's failed coup in the country".

A transcript of intercepted calls between Mr Flynn and Mr Kislyak revealed they had discussed United States sanctions imposed when former President Barack Obama concluded that Moscow had interfered in the U.S. election campaign.

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Mueller, who took over the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation when Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III recused himself, is apparently trying to determine if Flynn received secret payments from the Turkish government in the closing months of the 2016 election.

Speaking on ABC's "This Week", Conway says the White House has made clear it will cooperate with Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Reports of the close examination of Flynn's finances came a day after it was announced that Mueller is assembling a grand jury to investigate the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Mr Mueller was then appointed to look into whether the Kremlin had tried to meddle in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with them in doing so.

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