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Ex-CIA Director Spoke to Mueller About Flynn’s Alleged Turkish Scheme

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    FILE - Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey testifies before a state legislative committee on the legalization of growing hemp at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 11, 2013.

    Federal investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed former CIA director James Woolsey about allegations that Mike Flynn discussed the potentially illegal removal of a Turkish cleric from the U.S., Woolsey's spokesman told NBC News.

    Woolsey was CIA director under President Bill Clinton, but was a volunteer adviser to Donald Trump's campaign.

    In March, Woolsey confirmed to MSNBC the contents of a Wall Street Journal story which reported Woolsey's account of a meeting he says made him so uncomfortable he felt compelled to report what happened to Vice President Joseph Biden. Flynn. the former national security adviser, was paid more than $500,000 in 2016 for lobbying that benefited the Turkish government.

    Woolsey told The Journal he arrived at the meeting in New York on Sept. 19 in the middle of the discussion, and believed the actions being discussed were possibly illegal.