>> US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, is now requesting documents from the White House about former top aide Michael Flynn. The New York Times is reporting that while not a formal subpoena, the document's request is the first time Mueller's team has asked the White House to turn in documents related to Flynn, Trump's former National Security Advisor.
Mueller's investigators are said to be looking into whether there were secret payments to Flynn by the Turkish government last year. While taking payments from a foreign government is not illegal, failing to register as a foreign agent is a felony. Hiding foreign payment could bring on criminal charges. Flynn's ouster in February came after he failed to disclose conversations with former Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak and misled Vice President Mike Pence about those meetings.
Kislyak telling Russian media Saturday that his meetings with Flynn had been transparent, saying there were no secrets from Moscow.>> The Russia story is a total fabrication.>> Trump has repeatedly denied any allegations of collusion with Russia, calling the investigation a witch hunt.