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Special counsel Robert Mueller asks White House for documents on Michael Flynn

Special counsel Robert Mueller asks White House for documents on Michael Flynn

General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington February 4, 2014.

Members of the team of the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller have asked for the first time at the White House to provide documents, said Friday the New York Times.

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian interference in last year's presidential election, has asked for documents on Michael Flynn, the president's former national security adviser.

Flynn's former lobbying firm, the Flynn Intel Group, was paid $530,000 to represent Ekim Alptekin, a Turkish businessman, during the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, according to foreign agent registration paperwork filed with the Justice Department.

Investigators have also begun questioning witnesses about possible secret payments Flynn received from the Turkish government during the final months of the 2016 campaign, according to the Times.

The special counsel's office declined to comment on the Times' report.

"It's full cooperation mode as far as we are concerned", he said.

But Mueller is reportedly looking into business dealings of Trump and his associates and whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Reportedly, Mueller and his team are now investigating not only whether Flynn failed to report his links to a foreign government as required by law or if he had illicit ties with Russian elements, but all of Flynn's business connections throughout the campaign. But failing to register as a foreign agent is a felony, and trying to hide the source of the money by routing it through a private company or some other entity, and then paying kickbacks to the middleman, could lead to numerous criminal charges, including fraud.

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