Exclusive: U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner


Exclusive: U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner

By Nathan Layne and Julia Edwards Ainsley
| NEW YORK

Federal investigators probing the lobbying work of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn are focused in part on the role of Bijan Kian, Flynn’s former business partner, according to a person interviewed by the FBI. Investigators are also looking at whether payments from foreign clients to Flynn and his company, the now-inactive Flynn Intel Group, were lawful, according to two separate sources with knowledge of the broad inquiry into Flynn’s business activities. That includes payments by three Russian companies and a Netherlands-based company, Inovo, controlled by Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin, …

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