The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.
.. the investigative work now being done by the FBI also includes determining whether any financial crimes were committed by people close to the president.
.. The Flynn Intel Group was paid for research on Fethullah Gulen, a cleric who Turkey’s current president believes was responsible for a coup attempt last summer.
.. Flynn is being investigated by the Pentagon’s top watchdog for his foreign payments. Flynn also received $45,000 to appear in 2015 with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner for RT
.. The White House also has acknowledged that Kushner met with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in late November. Kushner also has acknowledged that he met with the head of a Russian development bank, Vnesheconombank, which has been under U.S. sanctions since July 2014. The president’s son-in-law initially omitted contacts with foreign leaders from a national security questionnaire,
.. in early 2015, a man purporting to be one of its New York-based employees was arrested and accused of being an unregistered spy.
.. Evgeny Buryakov — ultimately pleaded guilty and was eventually deported. He had been in contact with former Trump adviser Carter