National Security

Michael Flynn Admits to Being a Foreign Agent

Written by SK Ashby

Michael Flynn has not admitted to being a foreign agent for the Russian government, yet, but he has admitted to being a foreign agent for the government of Turkey.

Flynn's lawyers have now registered him with the Department of Justice for work he did just before the election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government.

Paperwork filed Tuesday with the Justice Department's Foreign Agent Registration Unit said Flynn and his firm were voluntarily registering for lobbying from August through November that "could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey." It was filed by a lawyer on behalf of the former U.S. Army lieutenant general and intelligence chief.

Obviously, this means he was actively lobbying on behalf of a foreign government while he was also advising the Trump campaign.

You may recall that Flynn accompanied Trump to his classified intelligence briefings before the election, which raises many questions about Flynn's activities. By his own admission, Flynn was aiding the Turkish government and, at the same time, receiving classified intelligence. Trump also appointed him to the top national security post in the country.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has more or less installed himself as a dictator having arrested tens of thousands of his political opponents from journalists to teachers.