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UPDATED: New details released on Russia-related payments to Flynn before he joined Trump campaign

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Source: The Washington Post


By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger March 16 at 1:20 PM

Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign as national security adviser amid controversy over his contacts with Russiaís ambassador, collected nearly $68,000 in fees and expenses from Russia-related entities in 2015, a higher amount than was previously known, according to newly released documents.

The records show that the bulk of the money, more than $45,000, came from the Russian government-backed television network RT, in connection to a December 2015 trip Flynn took to Moscow. Flynn has acknowledged RT sponsored his trip, during which he attended a gala celebrating the networkís 10th anniversary and was seated near Russian President Vladi≠mir Putin. His speakerís bureau took a cut of the fee.

The newly released documents show that Flynn was also paid $11,250 that year by the U.S. subsidiary of a Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, and another $11,250 by the Russian charter cargo airline Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The cyberfirm said the payment came for a speech Flynn delivered in Washington.

The new disclosures come as Flynnís interactions with Russia have been under scrutiny. Flynn resigned 24 days after taking office amid reports that he misled Vice President Pence about the nature of contacts in December with the Russian ambassador.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-details-released-on-russia-related-payments-to-flynn-before-he-joined-trump-campaign/2017/03/16/52a4205a-0a55-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.fef6abdf11f8&wpisrc=al_alert-politics&wpmk=1



UPDATE:


Cummings: New Docs Show Payments To Flynn From RT, Other Russian Companies


By MATT SHUHAM Published MARCH 16, 2017, 2:35 PM EDT

New documents released Thursday by the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee appear to show that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn took money from three Russian companies, including the state-run RT news organization, prior to becoming an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trumpís campaign.

Flynn, who spoke at RTís 10th anniversary gala in December 2015, told Yahoo News on July 18, 2016 that he had been paid for his appearance at the event by his speakerís bureau, Leading Authorities, Inc., and not by the Russian government.

In fact, according to documents provided to the House Oversight Committee and published by the ranking Democrat on that committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), RT paid the entirety of the $33,750 speaking fee to Flynn Intel Group, including additional travel expenses, in addition to a $11,250 commission for LAI, in November 2015. Additional documents show the speakerís bureau communicating directly, and coordinating payments with, a manager at RT.

A spokesperson for Flynn told the Wall Street Journal that he had notified the Defense Intelligence Agency of his RT appearance.

Cummings' documents also showed one $11,250 payment each to Flynn from Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc. in July 2015.

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:52 PM

1. Where is Joe McCarthy?

There are real Russian collaborators working in the WH!

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

2. Wonder how much Jill Stein was paid at that same Dec 15 gala?

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:21 PM

3. Recall to active duty

and Courts Martial his ass.

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