Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned following the release of information regarding his meeting with a Russian ambassador, filed papers today that acknowledges he did $530,000 in lobby efforts for a Dutch-based company owned by a Turkish business man.
The filing is the first acknowledgment that the former US National Security Adviser furthered a foreign interest while working as a top adviser on the Trump campaign.
According to his disclosure, Flynn worked from August – November last year, work that benefited the authoritarian government of Turkey.
The President said today he was not aware his former adviser furthered the interests of a foreign nation before appointing him to his staff. The White House statement came two days after Flynn and his company, Flynn Intel Group, Inc., filed paperwork with the Justice Department that formally identified him as a foreign agent.