Mueller Probe Looks at Flynn, Rohrabacher Meeting

  • Mueller Probe Looks at Flynn, Rohrabacher Meeting

Mueller Probe Looks at Flynn, Rohrabacher Meeting

Mueller's investigation into Trump's aides has intensified in recent weeks, with charges being brought against the president's former campaign chairman, an ex-campaign official and a former foreign policy adviser.

Flynn is a central figure in Mueller's investigation because of conversations he had with then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak a year ago and because he waited until March to retroactively register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for the work he did for a Turkish businessman.

The alleged meeting was set up by the former national security adviser's lobbying firm, the Flynn Intel Group, and attended by some of his closest business associates, according to NBC.

Investigators also are looking into what possible role Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, may have played in any such efforts.

The Wall St Journal reported that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have asked at least four individuals about a meeting in mid-December in which Flynn and a representative from the Turkish government discussed putting Gulen on a private jet and carting him off to the Turkish prison island of Imrali.

The report in the Wall Street Journal is the latest of a string of allegations facing Flynn, a retired general and former head of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). In return for not prosecuting him for his group's 2010 leak of State Department emails, Assange would allegedly provide proof that Russian Federation was not the source of the hacked Democratic emails.

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Mueller's interest in the nature of Flynn and Rohrabacher's discussion marks the first known time a member of Congress could be wrapped into the investigation. Manafort's lawyers may have a point in complaining, as they have, that the Foreign Agents Registration Act is rarely criminalized and that Mueller shouldn't weaponize it.

Flynn was sacked after just 24 days as Trump's national security adviser over misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

According to the sources, Mueller recently interviewed witnesses over the December 2016 meeting between the Turkish officials and Flynn at the swanky 21 Club in New York City.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded the extradition of his archenemy Gulen, blaming him for a 2016 coup attempt allegedly orchestrated from the U.S. Turkey has failed to provide sufficient evidence for a judge to approve extradition, according to U.S. officials.

"Out of respect for the process of the various investigations regarding the 2016 campaign, we have intentionally avoided responding to every rumour or allegation raised in the media", Flynn's lawyer Robert Kelner told the press. Barry Coburn, representing Flynn's son, said he had no comment.