US House Oversight Committee looking into Flynn undisclosed payments

The U.S. House Oversight Committee is looking into the legality of failure to disclose payments by Michael T. Flynn.
By Adam Widmer | Apr 25, 2017
The U.S. House Oversight Committee is looking into the legality of failure to disclose payments by Michael T. Flynn.

Flynn was appointed as U.S. national security adviser by President Donald Trump, but was forced to resign the position after it was discovered that he misled U.S. Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States of America. Now the House Oversight Committee is looking into the possibility that Flynn violated U.S. law after he failed to disclose payments he had received from Russian entities.

Reports allege that Flynn took payments amounting to more than $45,000 for delivering a speech to RT-TV in Russia. Flynn allegedly did so without receiving permission from the Pentagon or U.S. State Department. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and tthe ranking Democrat of the committee, Elijah Cummings reviewed a Flynn application for security clearance and shared their findings with reporters on Capitol Hill. The two confirmed the reports of possible legal violations on Tuesday. Cummings revealed that the committee held a classified meeting in which they reviewed the troubling realities of the document.
"As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law," said Chaffetz. "I see no data to support the notion that Gen. Flynn complied with the law."


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