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Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey

07 August 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly questioning witnesses about whether Flynn's company, Flynn Intel Group, received secret payments from the Turkish government late in 2016.

They are said to have questioned witnesses about his dealings with Turkish-American lobbyist Ekim Alptekin, who paid his consulting firm Flynn Intel Group $530,000 during the United States election a year ago.

The request, which was reported in the New York Times, is the first direct request from Mr Mueller's team for White House material.

Taking money from Turkey or any foreign government is not illegal. His potential failure to register as a foreign agent could also carry a felony charge.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election and the Trump campaign appears to be making headway as he sends a request to the White House for documents on former security adviser Michael Flynn.

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