Michael Flynn Promised Ex-Partner That Russia Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped Up'

07 December, 2017, 02:28 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted on nuclear plan

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, promised to swiftly end U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation as one of the "first orders of business" for the incoming Trump administration, according to a whistleblower's account detailed in a new letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

In his letter, he asked Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to subpoena the White House for "all documents - including emails and text messages sent on personal devices" related to Flynn's foreign contacts.

In June, Newsweek revealed that while he was an adviser to Trump, Flynn had done work for a consortium led by Copson and former senior USA military officials to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East in a partnership with a Russian state-owned energy contractor.

The whistleblower said that Copson quickly displayed what he claimed to be a text message from Flynn that appeared to have been sent during Trump's inauguration speech.

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Mr Cummings wrote that he delayed releasing the letter at the request of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller until his team had "completed certain investigative steps".

The letter says Flynn blamed Obama for having 'f***** everything up in my nuclear deal with the sanctions'.

Flynn had assured his former associate that US sanctions against Russian Federation would immediately be "ripped up" by the Trump administration, a move that would help facilitate the deal, the associate told the witness.

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn told a former business associate "within minutes" of President Donald Trump being sworn in on Inauguration Day that economic sanctions against Russian Federation would be "ripped up" once Trump gets into office, according to a whistleblower.

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Reached Wednesday, Flynn's attorney declined to comment.

According to the account, the unnamed whistleblower ran into Copson at a party in Washington, D.C. on inauguration day.

"Mike has been putting everything in place for us", Copson told the whistleblower. ACU was pushing a nuclear project in the Middle East that Flynn is said to have lobbied for while in the White House.

Cummings did not name the whistleblower in the letter, but offered to have Gowdy speak with the person directly. "They have now informed us that they have done so".

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A spokesperson for Gowdy's office did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday, nor did the lawyer who represents ACU Strategic Partners. He said Flynn did not cash the check, however. Cummings said his office could not verify the whistleblower's story, and whether Copson was telling the whistleblower the truth, without subpoenaed documents. Flynn said on a federal filing that he served as an advisor to the company between April 2015 and June 2016. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyGowdy: FBI has had a "really bad last 18 months' Benghazi panel used 0K in taxpayer money to settle wrongful termination lawsuit Congressional investigators make first evidence requests in Russian Federation nuclear bribery case MORE (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee".

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