Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Registered As Foreign Agent For Turkish Government

 In Conflicts Of Interest   Last Updated: July 23, 2017

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.”

In paperwork filed with the Justice Department, Flynn’s firm “acknowledged that his lobbying ‘could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey‘”.

Trump issued executive order 13770 on January 28, 2017 that forbids executive branch employees from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments.  All employees are expected to adhere to the following pledge:

I will not, at any time after the termination of my employment in the United States Government, engage in any activity on behalf of any foreign government or foreign political party which, were it undertaken on January 20, 2017, would require me to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.

Flynn resigned on February 13 after just 22 days in his position amid controversy surrounding his improper interactions with Russian officials.

 

 

 

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Trump, Donald. “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees.” Federal Register. N.p., 03 Feb. 2017. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

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