• News
  • World Media

Congressman demands to know whether Trump knew Flynn took Russian Federation money

Congressman demands to know whether Trump knew Flynn took Russian Federation money

In the 24 pages of assorted 2015 emails and documents voluntarily handed over to the House Oversight Committee by Leading Authorities, RT did not mention that the December 10, 2015 conference and dinner in Moscow celebrating the Russian network's 10th anniversary would be broadcast on television worldwide or that the star speaker - within arm's reach of Flynn in a video of the televised event - would be Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released checks, emails and invoices that showed Flynn was paid nearly $34,000 to attend the event by RT.

In addition, Flynn received two $11,250 payments, one from the USA subsidiary of a Russian cybersecurity firm and another from Volga-Dnepr Airlines, a Russian carrier that runs charter flights.

As for Flynn, in the past he had acknowledged being paid a speakers fee by RT, but had declined to discuss the amount and said it came from his speakers bureau.

This month, Flynn filed paperwork indicating that he had been a foreign agent during the months when he was a top adviser to Trump's campaign.

Last week, it was revealed that Flynn also was lobbying for a Turkish firm late previous year, earning $530,000.

Because the television network RT is controlled and subsidized by the Russian government, Flynn's decision to accept payment from them may violate the Constitution's emoluments clause, which prohibits retired military officers among other government personnel from accepting "consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria or salary" from foreign governments.

-Maryland sent a letter Thursday to President Trump, FBI Director James Comey, and Defense Secretary James Mattis that accused Flynn of "violating the Constitution ... by accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy". The payments include previously reported disbursements from the Kremlin-backed RT network, as well as from two separate Russian companies, and are likely to renew questions about the Trump campaign's friendliness toward Russia.




Since then, federal investigators and lawmakers have been poring over documents compiled by the US intelligence community, which concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the election to help Trump defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent.

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cumming, D.

Get free real-time news alerts from the White House Patch.

One invoice form dating back to 2015 shows payments to Flynn made by three Russian entities: $33,750 from state-sponsored news source RT TV, $11,250 from Volga-Dnepr Airlines and $11,250 from Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.

Flynn resigned as Trump's national security adviser in February, amid controversy over his characterization of discussions he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December.

Flynn did not respond to a request for comment, Yahoo said.

"As a private company, Kaspersky Lab has no ties to any government, but the company is proud to collaborate with the authorities of many countries, as well as worldwide law enforcement agencies in the fight against cybercrime", she said.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

Since the Netherlands held a 10-run lead after the seventh, Israel had three more outs to make a comeback. Israel is now 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament and 4-1 overall.

Projected first-round pick Sidney Jones suffers Achilles injury during Pro Day

Virtually every mock draft has Jones going in the first round, with some forecasters having him off the board in the Top 10. The 6-foot, 180-pound Jones had eight interceptions in three seasons with Washington, including a career-high four in 2015.

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

He added, "If tension will increase (between the two countries) because of my visit, then let it increase". Turkish attempts to hold rallies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands have been blocked.

Chinese president to meet with Trump

It will be the first time the men will meet in person, and comes at a time of heightened tensions in east Asia. However, a senior administration official told CNN the plans are tentative.

BJP scores massive victory in Uttar Pradesh; leaders thank PM Modi

The situation is such that in states like UP there are no tall leaders who can revive the party anymore. It seems the voters turn on the Congress in places where Rahul spearheads the party's poll campaign.

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

The states of Washington and Minnesota , as well as the Justice Department, have only filed notices. A USA district judge will not rule on the revised executive order from President Donald Trump .

Gboard can now translate as you type

However, that is not enough for the company and it was to delve even deeper into your smartphones that it launched Gboard . As you start typing, the Google Translate technology will instantly output your phrase in a language of your choice.

Conte: Mind games don't make you win

That was the last time EFL Cup winners United lost in the league, something referenced by the Chelsea website on Friday. We are showing good football, but for sure it will be a really tough game against a good team ".

'Dreamer' Arrested After Press Conference Set for Release From Detention

Danielle says that her father has never been charged with a crime here in the USA , her brother, just a shoplifting charge. Shortly after, her friend was pulled over by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Vargas was detained.

Manchester United's Travelling Fans Gifted Blankets By Rostov Supporters

They trail Chelsea by 17 points and are seven points behind second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with a game in hand on both teams. I was expecting something more playable.