Boring but important
Flynn’s foreign agent work
Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn told President Trump’s transition team before and after the inauguration that Flynn might need to register with authorities as a foreign agent, it was revealed last week. His firm, Flynn Intel Group, was paid more than $500,000 during the campaign to lobby for a company linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The transition team took no action over the revelation, suggesting they were unconcerned that a top national security official may have conducted work benefiting a foreign government. Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser after 24 days amid reports that he misled Vice President Pence over his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., retroactively registered as a foreign agent last week.