Two House Democrats sent a letter Tuesday saying that past business partners confirmed that ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose a business trip to the Middle East to discuss a proposal to partner with Russian Federation to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia.
The letter follows Flynn's alleged associate's response which shows confirmations of ex-official trips to the Middle East which he failed to report as part of his security clearance renewal process. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Eliot Engel of NY - sent a letter to the business partners of the retired Army general and copied Mueller, who is looking into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign officials cooperated, CNN reported on Wednesday. For according to a new report at CNN, several congresspeople allege Flynn failed to disclose a trip to the Middle East, during which he tried to broker a business deal for Russian Federation. Such details speak of Flynn's violations of the US law carrying criminal penalties of up to five years in prison, the letter noted adding that the data about trips will be provided to US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In June, Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight committee, and Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the lower house foreign affairs committee, wrote their first letter to Flynn's lawyer Robert Kelner and general's former business partners seeking information about the reported Flynn's travels to the Middle East in 2015 to broker a $100 billion deal between these companies, Saudi Arabia and Russia's nuclear power agency.
Alex Copson, the managing director of ACU Strategic Partners, one of the businesses involved with Flynn, told CNN that his firm sent Flynn a check for $25,000 "to compensate him for the loss of income and business opportunities resulting from this trip".