Flynn Intel Group

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The Flynn Intel Group is a lobbying group established by Michael Flynn in October 2014.[1] Flynn registered the company from the home of his friend Stanley A. McChrystal, a "fellow general-turned-consultant."[2]

Kamil Ekim Alptekin, a Turkish businessman close to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's leader, is a client of Flynn Intel Group.[3] Inovo, a company owned by Alptekin, paid the Flynn Intel Group $530,000 to investigate Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-resident cleric who is wanted by the Turkish government.[4] The group's failure to register as a foreign agent after accepting this contract was among the activities examined by Robert Mueller's 2017 Special Counsel investigation.[5]

Subsidiaries of the Flynn Intel Group include FIG Cyber Inc and FIG Aviation. They are headed by Timothy Newberry and Mike Coomes.[6][4][7] Other employees included Flynn's son, Michael G. Flynn, who served as his father's chief of staff.[8]

The group's House Identification number is 433680001 and Senate Identification number is 401104161.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baker, Peter; Rosenberg, Matthew (10 March 2017). "Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey's Interests During Trump Campaign". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Confessore, Nicholas (18 June 2017). "How Michael Flynn's Disdain for Limits Led to a Legal Quagmire". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (24 November 2016). "Donald Trump's national security chief 'took money from Putin and Erdogan', says former NSA employee". The Independent.
  4. ^ a b Gold, Matea (May 4, 2017). "The mystery behind a Flynn associate's quiet work for the Trump campaign". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ Sheth, Sonam. "Mueller is eyeing Flynn's involvement in a film his lobbying firm did not want anyone to know about". Business Insider. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  6. ^ Braun, Stephen; Burns, Robert (February 14, 2017). "Michael Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another". CTV News.
  7. ^ "U.S. Chamber of Commerve".
  8. ^ Lee, Carol E.; Ainsley, Julia; Dilanian, Ken. "Mike Flynn's Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe". NBC News. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995".