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Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey

Mueller Looks at Whether Flynn Was Secretly Paid by Turkey

Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House for documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's business dealings, according to people familiar with Mueller's investigation.

Mueller is looking into whether Flynn, whose consulting group Flynn Intel Group had worked with a Turkish-American businessman, was secretly paid by the Turkish government during the final months of the presidential campaign, New York Times reported Friday. The newspaper said the document request was not a formal subpoena.

The news came one day after reports revealed that Mueller-a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director-has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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

According to the daily new yorker, the investigators have also interviewed witnesses to determine whether Mr. Flynn had received payments secrets on the part of the Turkish government towards the end of the election campaign of 2016. Trump has warned that the inquiry should not go beyond the 2016 election as it would be outside Mueller's mandate.

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A grand jury plays a key role in the United States judicial system when it comes to investigating potential crimes and in bringing charges.

That's not surprising-grand juries typically meet in the strictest secrecy and deliberations are confidential.

A grand jury is a kind of chamber of education composed of citizens who deliberate in closed session to determine whether the evidence presented by the prosecutor can give rise to a charge.

Rather, they decide whether probable cause exists that a potential crime has been committed and if charges should be brought.