Mueller Team Asks White House for Documents on Flynn

Marsha Scott
August 8, 2017

At a campaign rally in West Virginia on Friday, he dismissed the allegations and investigation as "fake news".

The investigators of special prosecutor Robert Mueller - probing US President Donald Trump's team for possible connections to Russian Federation - are reported to be looking into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with the Turkish government during the final stages of the 2016 presidential campaign, and whether he secretly accepted payments from it.

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".

Mueller's team has asked the White House for documents related to Flynn's lobbying and questioned witnesses about whether he was paid by the Turkish government, according to a report from The New York Times.The document request was not a formal subpoena, the newspaper has reported.

Taking money from Turkey or any foreign government is not illegal.

More news: Chicago to sue US Justice Department over funding threat
More news: Jaitley slams ruling CPI(M) in Kerala for violence
More news: University professor arrested in Chicago murder

Defense Intelligence Agency director US Army Lt.

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". 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.

Despite his mandate to look into allegations of President Donald Trump's collusion with Russian Federation, the counsel has lately been focusing on possible financial crimes of the president's team.

He will investigate whether the former Apprentice star tried to obstruct the course of justice by pushing for an end into the inquiry into his former national security adviser.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER