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Michael Flynn joins global lobbying firm founded by foreign agent

Michael Flynn leaves the courthouse
Michael Flynn departs the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse. Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who awaits sentencing for lying to federal investigators, will serve as the director of global strategy for a new lobbying and consulting firm called Stonington Global, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The details: The firm was founded by Washington lobbyist Nick Muzin, a registered foreign agent who most recently worked on an influence campaign for the government of Qatar. Muzin was named in a lawsuit against the Qatari government filed by Republican fundraiser Elliot Broidy, which alleged that the Gulf state had conspired with Muzin to hack Broidy's emails and smear his reputation.