Financial entanglements of former national security advisor became the focus of the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election on Friday night.
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. The alleged payments were reportedly made in exchange for a campaign discrediting a cleric accused of orchestrating the military coup that threatened to overtake Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016.
Investigators also want to determine whether Flynn paid a Turkish businessman to help conceal the source of the payments, which amounted to $530,000.
Such payments and the attempt to hide the source of the money could lead to criminal charges for Flynn, including fraud. His potential failure to register as a foreign agent could also carry a felony charge.
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