Whistleblower To Dems: Flynn Promised Biz Associate He'd Gut Russia Sanctions

Michael Flynn

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.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Shares Bought by WG Shaheen & Associates DBA Whitney & Co
Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 68,478 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,626,816.08. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 3rd will be paid a $0.157 dividend. 74,316 are held by Cetera Advisor Netwr.

Take Two: Schumer, Pelosi Accept Trump's Invitation to Talk Budget
Republicans want to secure funding for President Donald Trump's promised border wall and increase the defense spending caps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said House leaders recognized that possibility in their Friday morning meeting.

Kate Middleton steps out wearing attractive Diana hand-me-down
After a question and answer session with Josh, William told the children: "You're much better than the adults at questions". William and Kate spoke to teenagers at the Children's Global Media Summit about mental health challenges.

"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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Canada canceling purchase of new Boeing fighter jets
The Canadian government has canceled a planned fighter-jet purchase from Seattle-based Boeing, apparently in retaliation for a trade dispute with the Trump administration, the Reuters news service reported Tuesday.

Jay-Z & Beyonce Deja Vu
Come get it ", Jay-Z apparently instructed photographers, also telling the bodyguard to get out of the way for the pic. At the very least, it definitely conjures up images from that dramatic incident.

Home Depot announces $15 billion buyback program
This buyback authorization authorizes the home improvement retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 36.37 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at 3.56%.

Rhian Brewster: Liverpool report alleged racial abuse of striker during youth game
It's something that the club will look into and deal with. 'The only thing missing from his performance was a goal. The two senior sides meet at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Sundar Pichai Makes Strong Case For Google's Return To China
Cook also revealed that he "shares China's cyberspace vision" of 'developing a digital economy for openness and shared benefits'. Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives before the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China , December 2, 2017.

Pope urges respect for Jerusalem 'status quo'
Francis, former Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II all visited Israel and Palestinian territories. During his election campaign past year , Trump repeatedly promised to move the U.S.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) Coverage Initiated at Moffett Nathanson
They expect this year's earnings to rise 2.55% year-over-year to $4.43, followed by 5.87% growth in the next year to $4.69. Brinker stated it has 0.42% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: WMT ) rating on Wednesday, May 31. (NYSE: WMT ).

"This policy makes people happy" - Ogechi Ololo explains Relevance of her Ministry
She had, before her new appointment, served as her brother's Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters. These were the words of the Imo State Commissioner Imo State Commissioner for Happiness and Couple's Fulfilment, Mrs.

Police Foil Islamic Terror Plot To Kill British PM Theresa May
The alleged plot was reportedly revealed by the head of Britain's M15 unit Andrew Parker, while briefing Cabinet ministers. The same report found that the ringleader of the June London Bridge attack was actively under investigation at the time.

Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday
She has also said that impeachment must be rooted in facts rather than personal opinions about the President. The calls for removing Mr Trump from office have created some discord throughout the Democratic party.

NC county's servers held for ransom by hackers
To deny the county access to its files, a ransomware was used by the hacker and a coin-miner program was installed. At that time, Chaney said the county has fallen victim to six ransomware attacks in her 13 years on the job here.

UnitedHealth to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion
The group employs around 2,200 health-care providers, including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The deal also includes the purchase of 35 urgent care centers.

Glassdoor Announces the Best Places to Work in 2018
While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Apple ( AAPL ) also made the list but slid 48 spots from previous year to No. 84.

Sufjan Stevens Pays Homage to Tonya Harding on New Song
Harding, meanwhile, hasn't stepped out for a public event in years. Camera IconMargot Robbie starring as Tonya Harding . She was banned for life from the U.S.

$0.35 EPS Expected for Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) This Quarter
The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. Whalerock Point Partners Llc bought 20,300 shares as the company's stock declined 6.06% while stock markets rallied.

Other news