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

Mueller's team is investigating whether President Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election

Investigators probing President Donald Trump's team for possible connections to Russian Federation have asked the White House to hand over records for what is believed to be the first time, the New York Times said Friday.

Investigators working for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently asked the White House for documents related to Flynn, and questioned witnesses about whether he was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the presidential campaign, according to people close to the investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday his committee is also looking into Flynn's financial connections with Turkey and into payments made to him by RT, a Russian government-backed network.

Flynn's lawyers declined to comment to CNN Friday night.




BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is "not discussing" firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. At the core of suspicions against Flynn are payments of more than half a million dollars transferred to Flynn's former consulting firm by a Turkish-American businessman who is suspected to have served as a government mediator between September and November 2016. It has been noted by the president, the Trump of her duties as national security adviser just a few weeks after his appointment, because he had not realized exactly how of the contacts he had had with Russian officials.

Flynn was sacked in February after lying about the nature of phone calls he had with the Russian ambassador in December.

Since then, Flynn has become a target of both federal and congressional investigators. And while the special prosecutor's request for documents from the White House didn't come in the form of a formal subpoena, it's "first known instance" of Mueller requesting any records whatsoever from the Trump administration.

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