November 14, 2016

LOCK THEM UP:

Trump's Top Military Adviser Is Lobbying For Obscure Company With Ties To Turkish Government (Chuck Ross, 11/11/2016, Daily Caller)
 
An intelligence consulting firm founded by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's top military adviser, was recently hired as a lobbyist by an obscure Dutch company with ties to Turkey's government and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The revelation of that new lobbying contract, which has not been previously reported, raises several questions given that Trump is said to be considering Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), to take over as either Secretary of Defense or National Security Advisor.

It also raises questions about disclosure.

Flynn wrote an op-ed for The Hill on Tuesday, just before Trump's stunning upset of Hillary Clinton, in which he heaped praise on Erdogan and called on the next president, whoever that would be, to accede his request to extradite the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah G├╝len back to Turkey. [...]

The piece does not include a disclosure that Flynn Intel Group, the consulting firm that Flynn founded in Oct. 2014, just after leaving DIA, was recently hired to lobby Congress by a Dutch company called Inovo BV that was founded by a Turkish businessman who holds a top position on Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board.

Happily, Donald and the worst of his cronies are incapable of ethical behavior, so they'll run afoul of the law and be tossed aside--see under Chris Christie.






Posted by at November 14, 2016 6:32 PM

  

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