The Pentagon began investigating foreign fees former adviser to trump

The Pentagon began investigating foreign fees former adviser to trump

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The Pentagon intends to establish whether the ex-adviser to trump Michael Flynn for permission to present at the event the Russian media. This is stated in the documents of Congress

The inspector General of the Pentagon is investigating whether a former adviser to Donald trump on national security, Michael Flynn the necessary permissions to speak at the event, “the Russian-supported YouTube network”. On this, as reported by Bloomberg, said in a statement on Thursday the letter of the member of the oversight Committee of the U.S. house of representatives Elijah Cummings.

The representative of the lower house of Congress also issued a letter from the defense intelligence Agency, dated October 2014. It contains the response to the Flynn’s request to explain the ethical rules that he must follow after dismissal from civil service. The Agency is inter alia listed the requirement to seek congressional approval, before you receive payments from another state or from a person who may be under the control of another state.

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Michael Flynn Lieutenant General, U.S. army retired and former head of the defense intelligence Agency of the country. During the election campaign of 2016, he was an Advisor to Donald trump. After the victory of the Republican nominee, Flynn has held the post of national security adviser, however, in February 2017, has resigned, after it has informed the Vice-President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak.

In March 2017, Bloomberg reportedthat Flynn in 2015, has received over $56 thousand from the related Russian companies, including “Kaspersky Lab”. Representatives of the Laboratory said that Flynn had paid the fee for his speech at the cybersecurity forum.

The white house issued two declarations of income Flynn in 2015. One of them was filed by him before his resignation, second Flynn presented on March 31. The last specifies the fees for speaking at events RT and other companies, including a subsidiary of the organized by the “Kaspersky Lab”.

Flynn in December 2015 was delivered at the international conference on politics and media in Moscow. It was timed to the tenth anniversary of the TV channel RT.