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Fri May 19, 2017, 09:21 AM

Feds Probe Influence Of Flynn's Turkey Lobbying On Military Decisions

Source: Talking Points Memo



By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND Published MAY 19, 2017 10:16 AM

Russia isn’t the only country causing headaches for the Trump administration. The federal investigation into fired national security adviser Michael Flynn is closely scrutinizing whether his lobbying work for Turkey influenced military decisions he made in the White House, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The newspaper obtained a copy of a grand jury subpoena issued to one of Flynn’s business associates by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, which involves his $600,000 contract with Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin to lobby for improved relations between the U.S. and Turkey.

McClatchy revealed this week that Flynn put a hold on a military operation against the Islamic State that involved arming Kurdish forces—a move Turkey opposed.

Because Flynn was so hawkish about the need to combat the threat posed by ISIL, his decision prompts questions about whether it was influenced by his hefty lobbying fees. Federal investigators are looking into whether other military determinations Flynn made during the transition and his tenure as national security adviser were swayed by funds he received from Turkey and Russia, according to the Journal.

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Fri May 19, 2017, 10:08 AM

1. Step it up Democrats !!!

This is Democrats Benghazi moment. How many military personal, allies and Syrian citizens died between the time Flynn delayed the military action and when we finally did act. 4? 10? 20? 100?

Let's find out and put this squarely on the Trump administration, because the administration was compromised by Turkey's payments to Flynn.

We need the Democrats to finally hit back. Please, Please, Please Democrats. Put your big boy pants on and get aggressive with Republicans.

We are watching !!

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