President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is joining a new lobbying firm while he awaits sentencing in the Russia investigation.
Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. He was also under a separate FBI investigation for his lobbying work for the Turkish government.
The lobbying firm Flynn is joining will work with both domestic and foreign clients.
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Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, is joining a new lobbying firm as he awaits sentencing in the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Mueller is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether members of President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the race in his favor. Flynn pleaded guilty in December to one count of lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador during the transition period.
According to The Journal, both Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., will join the new lobbying firm, called Stonington Global LLC. They will work with two other lobbyists: Nick Muzin and Joey Allaham, both of whom previously worked together on an influence campaign in Qatar.
They stopped their work for Qatar last month after helping the royal family connect with Jewish leaders in the US and Trump associates, the report said. Stonington will work with both domestic and foreign clients.
The two men told The Journal they did not know Flynn but that Allaham approached him because “his experience speaks for itself.”
Flynn said in a separate statement that he will “work every day to put my 33 years of experience in the military and serving Presidents of both parties in the White House to good use in helping companies and governments enhance the goals of …read more
Source:: Business Insider