FBI interviews editor who worked for Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits before U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference at the White House on February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. 

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A professional editor who worked for Michael Flynn's now-defunct consulting company says he was interviewed by the FBI this week. Flynn is under scrutiny by investigators as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Editor Hank Cox tells The Associated Press that the agents' questions Tuesday centered on the roles played by Flynn and his business partner, Bijan R. Kian, in the development of an op-ed that ran last November under Flynn's name in The Hill, a Washington political newspaper.

The pro-Turkish op-ed published on Election Day quickly prompted a Justice Department inquiry. That probe resulted in Flynn acknowledging in March that his consulting company's work last year for a Turkish client may have aided the interests of Turkey's government.