Investigators for Russia special counsel Robert Muller recently sought documents from the White House on former national security adviser Michael Flynn and interviewed witnesses about “whether he was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the presidential campaign,” The New York Times reported Friday.
The request, though not a formal subpoena, is “the first known instance of Mr. Mueller’s team asking the White House to hand over records,” the Times reports.
The article cites “people close to the investigation.”
Investigators have spent “hours poring over” specifics about Flynn’s dealings with a Turkish-American businessman who worked last year with Flynn and his consulting business, Flynn Intel Group.
The firm received $530,000 for a campaign to discredit an opponent of the Turkish government, an Islamic scholar now living in Pennsylvania, who was linked to a failed coup attempt last year.
Investigators are seeking to determine whether the Turkish