Donald Trump-Russia investigators ask White House for documents about Michael Flynn

JUNE 21 2017 FILE

According to the report, investigators questioned witnesses about whether Flynn secretly received payment from the Turkish government during the final months of US President Donald Trump's election campaign, on which he served as a senior adviser.

Investigators with special counsel Robert Mueller have asked the White House for documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a report Friday. The alleged payments were reportedly made in exchange for a campaign discrediting a cleric accused of orchestrating the military coup that threatened to overtake Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016. His potential failure to register as a foreign agent could also carry a felony charge.

The New York Times, which first reported this development, said that though the documents were not sought through a subpoena, this was the first instance of records being sought from the White House.

A transcript of intercepted calls between Mr Flynn and Mr Kislyak revealed they had discussed U.S. sanctions imposed when former President Barack Obama concluded that Moscow had interfered in the United States election campaign.




The newspaper noted that it is the first known instance of the special counsel, which is probing ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, requesting documents from the White House.

In addition, according to the american media, Mr. Mueller would have started to examine the financial records of Mr. Trump's non-related to Russian Federation or the election.

This special prosecutor investigation mainly on the charges of interference of Russia in the presidential campaign of 2016, which saw the victory of Mr. Trump and on suspicion of collusion between the campaign team of Mr. Trump and Russian officials.

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