But the investigation team led by special counsel Robert Mueller want to know if the Turkish government was behind the payments or if Mr Alptekin was bribed to hide the source of the money, according to the New York Times.
The New York Timesreport said investigators want to know if that money was paid on behalf of the Turkish government, and whether payments were made to the businessman to keep secret the source of said money.
The New York Times reported Friday night that investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have asked the White House for documents concerning ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Mr Flynn, a former lieutenant general in the U.S. army, failed to register as a foreign agent when Flynn Intel Group signed a $600,000 contract with Mr Alptekin's Dutch company Inovo BV in August 2016.
The document request, while not a formal subpoena, was the latest signal that the probe is gathering pace.
Neither has the White House or Flynn's attorney responded to the recent reports on Mueller's investigations but one of Trump's attorneys said, "We've said before we're collaborating with the special counsel on an ongoing basis".
Taking money from Turkey or any foreign government is not illegal.
While Mueller steps up his investigation into allegations of Russian interference in 2016 United States presidential election, Trump again angrily denied that his campaign team colluded with the Kremlin.
After Flynn's dismissal, US President Donald Trump tried to get James B. Comey, the FBI director, to drop the investigation, Comey said.
Mr. Flynn is at the centre of suspicions about a possible involvement of Russian.
Mr. Trump has publicly warned Mr. Mueller that his financial affairs should not enter in the framework of its mission and that investigating them would be tantamount to crossing a red line.
Earlier reports had said the killings were done by gunmen, with rumours that some Boko Haram elements carried out the attack. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu where the presiding priest was conduction an early morning mass.
Speculation is rife that I-T officials were already present inside the resort, disguised as guests, when the raids took place. The party has apprehensions over Patel's election prospects if more MLAs defect as he needs the support of at least 46 MLAs.
Brafman encouraged the jurors to be "proud" to say "I gave Martin Shkreli a fair trial even though he is Martin Shkreli ". Shkreli's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman , described him as someone who "travels to the beat of a very unique drummer".
This is attributed to more exchanges accepting bitcoin cash and is said to be its natural stabilization towards its futures value. As that currency's price slipped, Bitcoin's showed renewed strength as its price soared past the $3,100 mark late in the evening.
For years, she backed Maduro, including legal action against leading dissident Leopoldo Lopez, who was jailed in 2014. Ortega said she was in Maracay, a city 75 miles west of Caracas , when she heard the news.
It wants to increase that further to 10,000 vehicles per week sometime next year . "Last week stressed the hell out of me". Chief executive Elon Musk said last week that the company would go through at least "six months of manufacturing hell".
Another blow, so to speak, for smokers: The FDA wants to cut the nicotine in cigarettes down to nonaddictive levels. The Tobacco Control Act of 2009 gave the FDA the power to limit but not eliminate nicotine .
The Washington Post has even counted the number of days spent by Donald Trump in his residences or devoted to a game of golf. Trump reportedly told the members he visits the property so frequently because "That White House is a real dump ".
Skies will stay mostly cloudy to overcast and winds will remain light out of the northeast around 5 to 10 miles per hour . If you're going to the Kenny Chesney concert, expect some scattered showers and storms with temperatures around 80.
Police also said that by the time they found the body on the night of July 27, Cornell-Duranleau had been dead for 12 to 15 hours. Authorities revealed Friday that Lathem had sent a video message to friends and family members apologizing for the crime.
Patterson said it's a great opportunity for OH families to save money as they prepare their children for the upcoming school year. If items are usually sold as a unit, those items can not be split up so that each piece qualifies for the $100 requirement.
USA governors urge Trump to make insurance payments
Most of those 768 bills were bipartisan, according to his office. "It's time for new leadership in Washington", the ad reads. In fact, Trump-induced uncertainty surrounding cost-sharing reduction payments is already forcing insurers to raise prices.
Yuki Bhambri loses to Anderson in Citi Open quarters
Although no one was broken in the second set, Thiem managed to break Anderson twice to make the score 4-3 in his favor. But most importantly I was able to get the win and give myself a shot at the title tomorrow.
Ever Hindu in Pak Cabinet in over two decades
The opposition has criticised this intention as dynastic and undemocratic, criticism that Abbasi rejects. Till now, nothing has been said about whether Abbasi will remain the PM till the 2018 elections.
Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday
This year's second lunar eclipse will take place between August 7 and 8, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. Are you excited to observe the Lunar eclipse? In Kathmandu, the eclipse will begin at 11:07pm and ends at 1:03am.
US Marines helicopter crashes off Qld coast
According to MSN , the U.S Marine Corps said that the incident was under investigation but would give no further comment. There were 26 Marine personnel on board the Osprey when it crashed in what is being characterized as a "mishap".
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to go on sale from September 15
Now, a new teaser image has come to light which gives another hint at the massive display as well as the branding of the device. As it happened with the Samsung Galaxy S8 , we now know the design language as well as the hardware components of the phone.