If you’re inclined to feel sorry for General Flynn, don’t.
18 U.S.C. § 219(a) provides that:
Whoever, being a public official, is or acts as an agent of a foreign principal required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 or a lobbyist required to register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 in connection with the representation of a foreign entity, as defined in section 3(6) of that Act shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both.
A retired military officer is a “public official” for the purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 219. See here at footnote 5.
Now, read the indictment of Bijan Rafiekian, a/k/a “Bijan Kian” and Kamil Ekim Alptekin. As you do, recognize that “Person A” is General Flynn.
Then remember that this is the same individual who led a mob-like crowd to shout about the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, a former Secretary of State, “Lock her up!”
(BTW, the “Truth Campaign” was the original working title for the campaign that Flynn et al. were working on for the Turkish government. The name of the campaign was later changed to “Operation Confidence.”)