Pentagon’s inspector general launches probe into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE – FEBRUARY 10, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – The Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday (April 27).
The inspector general is probing whether Flynn had “failed to obtain required approval prior to receiving any emolument from a foreign government,” according to the April 11 letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Flynn is under scrutiny over his contacts with Russian officials, and lawmakers have said he likely broke the law by failing to request and receive permission to accept payments for a 2015 trip to Russia.
Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, also released documents from the Pentagon that showed it had found no evidence that Flynn sought permission to receive foreign funds despite being warned in 2014 against taking such payments.