There’s no doubt about it: Michael Flynn is in some serious hot water. That ominous letter from top Democrats in the House certainly won’t help.
The Associated Press reports Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) — ranking Democratic members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Foreign Affairs — sent a scathing letter to Michael Flynn and his contacts at the consulting firms he’s been working for.
Two top House Democrats are questioning whether Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to federal security clearance investigators, a potential omission that could add to the legal jeopardy President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser faces over the truthfulness of his statements to authorities and on government documents.
For starters, there’s that 2016 trip to the Middle East that Donald Trump’s disgraced former national security advisor took and — oops! — forgot to report as required. Plus, investigators believe the trip involved a proposal for providing nuclear power to Middle Eastern countries. Kind of important, don’t you think?
Oh, and he didn’t report the foreign contacts he made during a separate trip to the region. The feds are also keeping a beady eye on Michael Flynn’s undisclosed foreign payments he wasn’t supposed to receive.
Separately, federal investigators have been scrutinizing Flynn’s work for a Turkish businessman and the Defense Department’s inspector general has been looking into whether Flynn failed to get U.S. government permission to receive foreign payments. Among those payments was more than $33,000 he received from RT, the Russian state-sponsored television network that U.S. intelligence officials have branded as a propaganda arm of the Kremlin.
Oh, and about Michael Flynn’s plan for the U.S. to provide nuclear power to Middle Eastern countries.
According to an internal memo obtained by Newsweek, the project was the brainchild of ACU Strategic Partners, a U.S. firm promoting the idea of a partnership between the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to build and operate 40 nuclear power reactors across the Middle East. Russia would have financial incentive to join the project, according to the ACU plan, because it would take the lead in building the plants and providing a burial ground for their waste.
Here’s the report from CNN on Michael Flynn’s illicit Middle East trip.
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Reps. Elijah Cummings and Eliot Engel drop bombshell letter on Michael Flynn and his cronies.
Here’s the letter Reps. Cummings and Engel sent to the consulting firms Michael Flynn has worked for.