- The Washington Times - Friday, November 10, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is looking into a meeting between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Turkish officials, NBC News reported on Friday.

Mr. Flynn was reportedly negotiating a deal with Turkey to work under their direction while in the White House. The meeting apparently took place during the presidential transition in December 2016. In exchange for working under Turkish direction, Mr. Flynn would secretly be paid “millions of dollars,” NBC News said. Mr. Mueller’s team interviewed witnesses of the meeting.

Mr. Mueller is also looking at whether the release of gold-trader Reza Zarrab, who is currently in prison in the U.S. for helping Iran avoid sanctions, was discussed in Mr. Flynn’s meeting, according to the report. 

The special counsel is investigating possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. Charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Richard Gates have already been issued for work unrelated to their time at the Trump campaign.

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