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>> Special counsel Robert Mueller's prove into ties between president Trump's campaign and Russia. Has expanded to include former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's work as a lobbyist. For a businessman from another foreign country, Turkey. Three sources telling Reuters Mueller will take over a grand jury investigation into Flynn’s dealings with Turkish businessman, Ekim Alptekin.
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Whose company paid Flynn over $500,000 between September and November of 2016, at the height of the campaign. Investigative reporter, Mark Hosenball.>> The initial interest the government and prosecutors had in Flynn, related to Russia. It now turns out, or it subsequently turned out, that he also apparently got money.
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Which he didn't completely, or properly disclose, from people in Turkey. To conduct sort of lobbying or propaganda-type activities in the United States. Which he should have disclosed, both to security investigators. And arguably, registered himself as a foreign agent with the Justice Department. So Mueller's investigation, as I understand, will looking into that stuff as well.
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>> Alptekin, an ally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, gave the money to Flynn's consulting firm. To produce a documentary slamming exiled opposition figure Fethullah Gülen. Whom Erdoğan blames for a failed military coup last July. Flynn's work for Turkey came to light after he was fired by Trump, for lying about his contacts with Russia's US ambassador.
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Flynn is in the process of turning over documents subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. For its own investigations into the Trump/Russia connection.>> We really have no idea how long this is going to go on, or what the results are going to be. Mueller is now, at this point, just basically scuttling around for staff, hiring people.
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And collecting information about the cases he's supposed to be investigating.>> Flynn's lawyer did not respond to our request for comment.