Cummings also said the whistleblower quoted a business associate of Flynn as saying the economic sanctions against Russian Federation imposed by former President Barack Obama would be "ripped up" as Flynn's first order of business as Trump's national security adviser.
The whistleblower told congressional investigators that Copson boasted that Flynn was "making sure that sanctions would be "ripped up" as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project", an apparent reference to financial sanctions imposed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration, Cummings's letter states.
Flynn also informed the associate that his business partners could move forward with their project, which aimed to construct a network of nuclear reactors across the Mideast with support from Russian and other worldwide interests, the whistleblower said.
Cummings detailed the whistle-blower's account in a letter to House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, saying the witness came forward in June and that he has now been authorized to share his account publicly. He called for a bipartisan investigation. He added, "This is going to make a lot of very wealthy people".
Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former high-ranking intelligence officer, pleaded guilty last week to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his discussions with the then-Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, about the sanctions that day after they were imposed.
"When the whistle-blower asked why the United States needed to be involved in a Middle East nuclear project, Mr. Copson explained the US would provide military support to 'defend these installations, '" the letter said. On Inauguration Day, according to the whistle-blower, Mr. Flynn texted the former business associate to say that the project was "good to go". He then claimed Flynn had texted him "to tell others involved in the nuclear project to continue developing their plans", which were "going to make a lot of very wealthy people" once the Russian Federation sanctions were "ripped up".
On Inauguration Day, Flynn apparently texted Copson that the power plant venture was "good to go", according to the whistleblower.
Cummings wrote the letter Wednesday to Gowdy to seek support for a subpoena to the White House for records.
Flynn was involved in the Middle Eastern nuclear project from spring 2015 to the end of 2016, according to recent financial disclosure filings, a period that overlapped with his role as a prominent adviser to Trump's campaign and transition.
Neither Gowdy nor Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, responded immediately to a request for comment. Cummings said he believes Republican leaders of the Oversight Committee should approve a subpoena so they can "pursue these allegations against General Flynn in a responsible way". The whistle-blower, Mr. Cummings said, is willing to meet with Mr. Gowdy if he agrees to protect the person's identity.
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