Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Flynn's son is a subject in Russian Federation probe

Flynn's son is a subject in Russian Federation probe

During his short tenure in President Trump's White House, Flynn advocated for a group of former military officers, who were promoting the project on behalf of USA companies, according to the Journal.

House Democrats provided details in a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating wether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation to win the White House.

-Russian project to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East after becoming the first national security adviser under Donald Trump. In August, his team requested any and all documents the White House had on Flynn, and now it seems the House Democrats have offered Mueller their own batch of evidence regarding the ousted official. It emerged earlier this year that Mr Flynn had not listed payments from two Russia-linked firms, including a paid speech in Moscow, on his financial disclosure forms.

While Robert Mueller recently set his sights on Hope Hicks and several other current and former top White House staffers, the special prosecutor hasn't forgotten about Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former national security advisor.

The elder Flynn resigned after less than a month as national security adviser over his repeated contacts with the Russian ambassador to discuss sanctions during the transition period. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Eliot Engel of NY - sent a letter to the business partners of the retired Army general and copied Mueller, who is looking into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign officials cooperated, CNN reported on Wednesday. In response, officials from the U.S. companies provided statements to the Democrats, confirming Flynn's trip in 2015.

The House Democrats forwarded the lawyer's responses to special counsel Robert Mueller, they wrote in the letter.

The representatives are asked that the documents be provided by October 4.

The letter ended with a request for "all documents and communications referring or relating" to Flynn's contacts with foreign persons during the presidential campaign, the transition period, his tenure as national security adviser, and after he was sacked from that position in February 2017.

Under the proposed deal, American consulting companies would partner with the Saudi government and Rosatom, Russia's government-run nuclear energy agency, to build 16 nuclear energy plants in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Thomas Cochran, an adviser for ACU Strategic Partners (one of the companies involved in the nuclear reactor deal), had written to the committees previously that Flynn "firmly believed in the necessity of the project from a US National Security perspective", so he "traveled to Egypt and Israel to explain the ACU project's importance".

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