Michael Flynn Vowed to End Russia Sanctions, According to Whistleblower

Michael Flynn Vowed to End Russia Sanctions, According to Whistleblower

According to The New York Times, House Oversight Committee ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings wrote to committee chair Trey Gowdy that "within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as President", Flynn was "communicating directly with his former business colleagues about their plan to work with Russian Federation to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East".

"Our committee has credible evidence that President Trump's National Security Advisor sought to manipulate the course of worldwide nuclear policy for the financial gain of his former business partners", wrote Cummings.

On Wednesday Cummings sent the whistleblower's account to committee chairman Trey Gowdy with a request that he issue subpoenas to White House officials, including chief of staff John Kelly, as well as Flynn, Copson and their other business associates for material that would corroborate the whistleblower's statements.

"These grave allegations compel a full, credible and bipartisan congressional investigation", Cummings wrote, according to the New York Times.

Copson then flashed his phone at the whistleblower and said, "I just got this text message" from Flynn, who said the nuclear project was "good to go".

As the whistleblower chatted with Flynn's associate during an Inauguration Day celebration on January 20, Flynn sent texts saying the associate's nuclear proposal was "good to go", the whistleblower said.

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Cummings wrote that Mueller's office had asked him to hold back the information until "they completed certain investigative steps" - which apparently have now been concluded.

Flynn, while involved in the Trump transition, worked with companies including ACU Strategic Partners to make a deal with Russian Federation to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East.

The company did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

"Mike has been putting everything in place for us", Mr Copson allegedly told the whistleblower, Mr Cummings wrote.

The Wall Street Journal's previous reporting said Flynn had facilitated a draft memo with the National Security Council staff that would support the project. Copson added that "this is going to make a lot of very wealthy people".

But reports over the last few months have suggested that Flynn continued to promote the project after the election, and even after he had been sworn in as national security adviser. And one of the companies involved in the project covered his travel expenses and wrote him a check for $25,000 for the trip, though it's not clear if Flynn cashed the check. The whistleblower isn't named, but Cummings promised in the letter to share the person's identity with Gowdy if it remains confidential and Gowdy agrees to speak with the whistleblower. 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". Cummings said his office could not verify the whistleblower's story, and whether Copson was telling the whistleblower the truth, without subpoenaed documents.

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