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Why Mueller Is Taking Over the Michael Flynn Grand Jury

The special counsel is consolidating his control of existing investigations—and may gain leverage over the former national-security adviser in the process.
Source: Jim Bourg / Reuters

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly taking command of the federal probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying deals, a move that could give him leverage over a central figure in the broader Russia investigation.

Reuters reported Friday that Mueller will now oversee an ongoing federal grand-jury investigation in eastern Virginia into Flynn’s relationship with Turkish businessman Ekim Alpetkin. According to Reuters, Alpetkin’s company Inovo paid Flynn’s lobbying firm $530,000 during the fall of 2016 to

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