Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Mike Flynn's son is subject of federal Russian Federation probe

Mike Flynn's son is subject of federal Russian Federation probe

"Second, 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 adviser - without disclosing his foreign travel or contacts", the lawmakers added.

Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, according to four current and former government officials.

Federal investigators are looking into Flynn's time working at Flynn Intel Group, his father's lobbying firm.

The letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., was sent Tuesday to three companies Flynn advised in 2015 and 2016, with a copy sent to Mueller.

Two senior House Democrats this week requested information from the elder Flynn and some of his business partners about a joint U.S. -Russia proposal to sell nuclear power plants in the Middle East.

Cummings and Engel sent their letter as part of an inquiry into the renewal of Flynn's 2016 Top Secret security clearance.

The Flynn Intel Group reportedly took in $530,000 last year for work benefiting the Turkish government, though the elder Flynn only registered as a foreign lobbyist this year.

It's not clear when retired Gen. Michael Flynn's son fell under investigation, and his attorney, Barry Coburn, declined to comment.

The lawmakers' interest in the nuclear power proposal was sparked by a June report by Newsweek detailing the unusual plan to jointly market nuclear power plants to Israel, Egypt and other countries in the region. Trump, who took office on January 20, fired Flynn on February 13, 18 days after a top Justice Department official warned that the former Defense Intelligence Agency director could be blackmailed because Moscow knew he made misleading statements about his contacts with Russian officials.

The trip was meant to explore a business deal between the Saudi government and a Russian agency regarding nuclear power.

During his vetting process as Trump's national security adviser, Flynn failed to declare a 2015 tip to Moscow on which he received a $33,000 fee and sat with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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