Trump’s ex-adviser Mike Flynn under Pentagon probe for payments from Russia

Trump’s ex-adviser Mike Flynn under Pentagon probe for payments from RussiaRetired army lieutenant general Mike Flynn, a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief, has attracted the official scrutiny for potentially failing “to obtain required approval” for a Moscow speech to RT, a state-controlled news channel that US intelligence considers an arm of Kremlin propaganda.

This is reported by The Guardian.

Acting Pentagon inspector general Glenn Fine disclosed the inquiry in an 11 April letter to the House oversight committee, which is also investigating Flynn. The committee released Fine’s letter on Thursday.

Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the committee, accused the White House of covering up for Flynn through lack of compliance with the committee’s request for documents pertaining to Flynn’s payments from RT and his then-undisclosed lobbying work for clients tied to the Turkish government.

“I honestly do not understand why the White House is covering up for Michael Flynn. The president fired him for lying about his communications with the Russian ambassador. They should be bending over backwards to cooperate,” Cummings said at a Thursday press conference.

Flynn’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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