Flynn Was Warned About Foreign Payments Years Ago

Documents show he was warned not to take foreign money without advance approval
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 27, 2017 11:51 AM CDT
This Feb. 1, 2017, file photo shows then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, joined by K.T. McFarland, deputy national security adviser, during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – Documents released by lawmakers show President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities, the AP reports. Also, the Defense Department inspector general's office confirms in a separate document that it is investigating whether Flynn failed to obtain prior approval. The chairman and senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee say they want the Army to rule on whether Flynn informed and asked permission for the payments from Russian and Turkish entities. Flynn earned tens of thousands of dollars from Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and from a Turkish businessman linked to Turkey's government. (Flynn may face criminal prosecution.)

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