Cummings has previously secured several documents pertaining to Flynn's security clearance reauthorization and the routine investigation it prompted.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appears to have failed to report a 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia on behalf of a U.S./Russia business plan to build nuclear reactors, according to a congressional letter issued Monday requesting documents from the companies he allegedly represented. It also questions why Flynn failed to mention "any of these contacts with Saudi or other foreign officials on his security clearance application or during his interview with security clearance investigators".
Elijah Cummings and NY and Rep. Eliot Engel say in a letter Monday that they believe Flynn may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the trip, which they believe involved a proposal to develop nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia. They said Flynn had not accurately reported his foreign travels and contacts in a 2016 application to renew his security clearance.Cummings is the ranking Democrat on the House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Newsweek magazine reported earlier this month that Flynn traveled to the Middle East in June 2015 to pursue a U.S.
The potential omission could add to the legal jeopardy President Donald Trump's former national security adviser faces over the truthfulness of his statements to authorities and on government documents.
Cummings's and Engel's letter does not impose a deadline, nor does it have the signatures of their committee chairmen, Reps. It explains that not long after his summer 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia to talk about nuclear power plants, the Saudis made a $100 billion deal with the Russian state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, to build 16 nuclear power units. He soon lined up a number of consulting ventures through his firm, Flynn Intel Group, based in Alexandria, Virginia. According to Newsweek, ACU Strategic Partners was "one of the lead companies involved" in the power project. At the time, X-Co Dynamics Inc./IronBridge was working with ACU Strategic Partners, headed by Alex Copson, a British-American businessman based in Washington, D.C. Hewitt's group and Copson have since split. It wasn't the only Flynn-related revelation he was asked to address on Monday.
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Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment on the allegations in the letter.
"Unfortunately, Gen. Flynn did not disclose ... what type of "business" he had in Saudi Arabia, who his US "friend" was who accompanied him, what "conference" he attended, or which "work sponsor" paid for his expenses", the letter said.
"Unfortunately, Gen. Flynn did not disclose. what type of "business" he had in Saudi Arabia, who his USA "friend" was who accompanied him, what "conference" he attended, or which "work sponsor" paid for his expenses".
For what it's worth, there's hotel right next to King Khalid International Airport, it just has a different name. "I'm actually talking to a lot of folks in that country", he told to the right-wing, pro-Israel Endowment for Middle East Truth.
Three speakers' bureaus that worked with Flynn said they had not been involved in the trip, the two Democrats said.
In accordance with his June 2015 testimony, they noted, Flynn reported that "neither he nor his organization had received any payments from a foreign government related to the subject of the hearing or his representational capacity at the hearing".