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

Special counsel Robert Mueller wants documents from White House on Michael Flynn's ties to Turkey

Investigators probing Donald Trump's alleged links to Russian Federation have asked the White House to hand over documents relating to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to sources close to the inquiry.

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.

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

Asked to comment on the article in the New York Times, one of the lawyers for Donald Trump, Ty Cobb, said that the White House had no intention of publicly discussing its "specific communications" with Mr. Mueller, but that it would "continue to cooperate fully with the special prosecutor". On Friday, the magnitude of Mueller's participation increased with a New York Times story indicating they had requested any and all documents the White House may possess on Flynn.

Flynn - who was ousted mere weeks after being named Trump's national security adviser over mischaracterizing contacts with Russian officials - is at the center of the Russia controversy plaguing the White House.

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

The Times reported that prosecutors have been investigating Flynn's business dealings with a Turkish-American businessman who worked with Flynn past year, and are trying to determine if the Turkish government was behind payments to Flynn.

Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington for the overarching Russian Federation probe, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, a sign of the investigation entering a new phase.

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.

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