The security adviser did not properly disclose payments from Russia and does not appear to have complied with the law.
This announcement comes from House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings. The announcement was made to reporters on the Hill following a classified gathering of the committee. During that gathering they reviewed documents that Cummings described as “extremely troubling.”
“I see no data to support the notion that Gen. Flynn complied with the law,” Chaffetz said. He was referring to whether Flynn received permission from the Pentagon, the State Department, or that he disclosed the more than $45,000 he was paid for a speech he gave to RT-TV in Russia.
Whether Flynn properly disclosed payments from foreign governments on his security clearance application is the subject of a House oversight committee meeting Tuesday, as members reviewed the first batch of documents related to the investigation coming from the Pentagon.
The committee has sent additional requests for information about Flynn to the White House, the FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Oversight investigators also revealed last month that Flynn had received $530,000 for work his lobbying firm did which likely benefited Turkey.
Flynn is one of four former Trump aides at the center of the FBI’s probe and is a top target for House and Senate investigators as well. Since he resigned, Flynn has retained a lawyer and has offered to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution. It is an offer nobody has been willing to take him up on.