Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller Has Requested White House Documents On Michael Flynn

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The investigators of special prosecutor Robert Mueller - probing US President Donald Trump's team for possible connections to Russian Federation - are reported to be looking into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with the Turkish government during the final stages of the 2016 presidential campaign, and whether he secretly accepted payments from it.

The White House and Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, did not immediately respond to requests from Reuters for comment.

It also shows that the special counsel probe has expanded into an examination of Flynn's financial deals, beyond disclosures about his conversations and business arrangements with Russian officials, the Times reported.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the United States presidential election and the Trump campaign appears to be making headway as he sends a request to the White House for documents on former security adviser Michael Flynn.

Several american newspapers have announced on Friday that Mr. Mueller had recently formed a grand jury, which could lead to criminal prosecution.

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.

The Times reported that prosecutors have been investigating Flynn's business dealings with a Turkish-American businessman who worked with Flynn previous year, and are trying to determine if the Turkish government was behind payments to Flynn. Beyond that, as I have stressed repeatedly, we continue to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel,"CNN quoted Ty Cobb, the White House special counsel as saying".

Neither has the White House or Flynn's attorney responded to the recent reports on Mueller's investigations but one of Trump's attorneys said, "We've said before we're collaborating with the special counsel on an ongoing basis".