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Mueller Inv. Expands To Grand-Jury Probe Of Flynn’s Turkey Ties

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The federal investigation of possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials now includes a grand-jury investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. According to Reuters, three sources said the investigation—led by newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller—will expand to look into Flynn’s paid work as a lobbyist for Turkish business magnate Ekim Alptekin in 2016, in addition to the highly scrutinized contacts between Flynn and Russian officials before Election Day. According to Reuters, “Alptekin’s company, Netherlands-based Inovo BV, paid Flynn’s consultancy $530,000 between September and November to produce a documentary and research on Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Turkish cleric living in the United States.” As such, a Virginia-based grand jury has issued subpoenas to several Flynn associates involved in the work.

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