Trump wants Flynn back in the White House

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The daily, citing two people familiar with the case, said Flynn told the presidential transition team's chief lawyer Don McGahn about the investigation on January 4 - weeks before assuming the highly sensitive post.

Before he was sacked after just 24 days on the job, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn rejected a military plan seven months in the making to retake Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State, a plan that went against the wishes of Turkey - a country whose interests Flynn was being paid $530,000 to represent, McClatchy DC reported Wednesday night. The transition's legal team and Flynn's attorney discussed the ongoing investigation again two days later.

On November 8-the same day Trump was elected-Flynn published an op-ed in The Hill, championing improved relations between Turkey and America, and describing Gulen as a "shady Islamic Mullah".

After asking for Flynn's resignation, Trump explained that he forced his national security adviser out not over his discussions with Kislyak, but because he had not been truthful with Pence. Sources tell CNN that Flynn told Kislyak that the Trump administration would look favorably on a decision by Russian Federation to hold off on retaliating with its own sanctions.

According to McClatchy, 10 days before inauguration, Flynn ordered President Obama's outgoing National Security Adviser Susan Rice to hold off on a months-gestating plan to arm Kurdish rebels in northern Syria to retake Raqqa, which ISIS claims as its capital.

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According to McClatchy, some members of Congress have used the word "treason" to describe Flynn's intervention while he was on Turkey's payroll.

Flynn, who ended up being fired from the position after just 24 days, is at the centre of a sprawling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Before Donald Trump was even sworn into office, his transition team knew Michael Flynn was under federal investigation and was thus a huge liability to the incoming administration.

In his view, this effort began immediately after the election, when President Barack Obama, who had fired Mr. Flynn as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told Mr. Trump that he would have profound concerns about Mr. Flynn's becoming a top national security aide.

Trump repeatedly tried, without success, to get Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to drop the probe into Flynn.

One more Flynn tidbit has dropped (so far). He affirmed during the same conversation that he remained loyal.