CONFLICT OF INTEREST/LEGAL/LOBBYING/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/MICHAEL FLYNN: “POLITICO reported in November that Flynn’s consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, was lobbying for a Dutch consulting firm with ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The new documents confirm that Flynn lobbied for the Turkish-linked firm, Inovo BV, before and immediately after the election. They also reveal that Flynn’s firm secretly met with the Turkish foreign and energy ministers in New York less than two months before the election. According to Inovo’s founder, Kamil Ekim Alptekin, the meeting was with Flynn himself.
The documents reveal that Inovo BV paid Flynn’s firm $535,000 between Sept. 9 and Nov. 14. The firm’s assignment focused on Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania whom the Turkish government accuses of masterminding a failed coup against Erdogan last summer.
Flynn’s firm disclosed it was lobbying for Inovo in September but did not register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Robert Kelner, a lawyer for Flynn’s firm, wrote in a letter to the Justice Department on Tuesday [3-7-17] that the firm believed at the time that the congressional disclosure was sufficient but is now registered retroactively as a foreign agent.”
-Theodoric Meyer, “Flynn lobbied for Turkish-linked firm after election, documents show,” Politico, March 8, 2017