Lobbyists who worked for Qatar hire Mike Flynn

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"Its issuance now in his name appears to have been the result of a misunderstanding", Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony, counsel to Flynn wrote.

Also Tuesday, a new lobbying and global equity consulting firm announced that Flynn would serve as the global strategy director - but Flynn's attorneys said later that Flynn had not joined the firm.

Flynn resigned from his top White House post in February 2017 after the White House said that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about his contacts with Kislyak.

Neither man would talk about Flynn's criminal record but said if he ends up serving jail time he will need to step away temporarily from the firm.

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Dec. 1, 2017.

Muzin and Allaham did not comment on Flynn's unresolved legal status nor on his dismissal from the White House past year.

Stonington describes its strategy as helping "domestic and worldwide clients navigate global equity markets and facilitate interactions with governments". He later referred to the company's representation of the state of Qatar and the successful efforts to broker an Oval Office meeting for Qatari government officials.

Neither Muzin nor Allaham had previously known Flynn but Allaham told the Wall Street Journal they approached him about joining the firm because 'his experience speaks for itself'.

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Sullivan agreed to the delay Tuesday, saying he didn't want to "micromanage" Flynn's cooperation with prosecutors. Flynn pleaded guilty in December to one count of lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Russia's ambassador during the transition period. Prior to his return to the working world, sources close to Flynn say he had been spending time with his family in Rhode Island this summer.

Flynn's cooperation is nearing an end at a potentially key juncture in the Russian Federation inquiry, with President Donald Trump's lawyers still sparring over whether they will submit to an interview with Mueller's team and as Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, weighs whether he will cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating his business dealings in a separate federal inquiry.

Flynn is not the only person from Trump's team who agreed to cooperate with the special counsel's office.

Sentencing considerations for Flynn also come as the government prepares for two trials involving former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort.

"General Flynn is eager to proceed to sentencing", Kelner told District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is overseeing the case in a Washington federal court.

The Tuesday hearing was called by Sullivan after Flynn and Mueller submitted a joint filing late last month asking the court to order a presentencing report - a report by a probation officer for sentencing - while postponing sentencing for a third time. George Frey/Getty Images In addition to drawing scrutiny over his Russian Federation ties, Flynn was also under a separate FBI investigation for privately working as a paid lobbyist for the Turkish government during the election.

Flynn Intel Group was required, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, to register as a foreign agent as soon as it secured the contract with Inovo, but it did not do so until months later.

That investigation expanded to his receiving tens of thousands of dollars by Russian firms to appear at events, and his undeclared lobbying for Turkey during the 2016 presidential campaign, for which he reportedly earned more than $500,000.

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