Two Democratic lawmakers are accusing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn this week of breaking the law by failing to disclose a business meeting in the Middle East when applying for his security clearance in 2016.
Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Elliott Engel (D-N.Y.) penned a letter requesting documents from Flynn’s former business partners asking for information on his dealings with Saudi Arabia, Russia and other countries.
The representatives stated that Flynn hadn’t disclosed a single government source he met with in the seven years prior to his security clearance application in 2016.
“Most troubling of all, we have no record of General Flynn identifying on his security clearance renewal application — or during his interview with security clearance investigators — even a single foreign government official he had contact with in the seven years prior to submitting his security clearance application,” the two wrote.
The representatives penned the letter back in June when a Newsweek article surfaced revealing potential Flynn dealings with Arab nations regarding the sale of nuclear reactors. The responses they received to that letter have been more than revealing.
“Your responses raise significant questions about whether General Flynn continued to communicate with you and others about this project after the presidential election, after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and after General Flynn assumed the post of National Security Advisor — without disclosing his foreign travel or contacts,” the two Democrats wrote Tuesday.
Thus, the other shoe has dropped for the time being and the information disclosed to the congressmen will be forwarded to special counsel Robert Mueller.
Flynn won’t go down without a fight, however. On Tuesday, he refused to testify before the Senate Intelligence committee. He has offered to testify before congressional panels, however, in exchange for immunity, a request Capitol Hill officials have denied.
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