Bloomberg Politics: What Michael Flynn Could Tell the Russia Investigators
It started with helping a friend pitch the Pentagon on a smartphone chip and moved on to more ambitious plans to sell nuclear reactor security in the Middle East and then to high-priced lobbying for the Turkish government.
Michael Flynn, who joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as a top military adviser, never believed the candidate would win and often treated the election like a business opportunity, associates say. Now, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller bears down on Trump, Flynn is a key cooperating witness.
“That’s almost the classic revolving door problem in Washington,” said Larry Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group that advocates adherence to campaign finance laws. “When you move right to a company that you helped when you were in government, it raises the appearance of something untoward going on, even if there was none.”