Flynn did not initially disclose income from Russia-linked companies

Cheryl Sanders
April 4, 2017

He also received payments for speaking engagements with two other firms that have Russian ties, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Government Security Solutions.

In the weeks after he resigned, Flynn and his business registered with the Justice Department as foreign agents for $530,000 worth of lobbying work that could have benefited the Turkish government.

Michael Flynn attends a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the latest Flynn financial disclosure forms.

"He filed a draft form explicitly listing his speakers bureau contract, and he expected to engage in the usual process of consultations with the White House Counsel's Office and OGE (Office of Government Ethics) regarding what he was expected to disclose".

But that process was cut short when he left the White House after just 24 days over another Russian Federation scandal.

President Donald Trump has blasted a probe into his team's ties to Russian Federation as an opposition "witch hunt", defending his former top aide Michael Flynn's decision to ask for immunity in the case. The New York Times reported Thursday that two White House officials provided Nunes with the documents, a report Nunes called Friday "mostly wrong".

On March 22, Nunes held a press conference announcing that he "recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions, the Intelligence Community incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition" in legal surveillance not related to Russian Federation.

Flynn's ties to Russian Federation have been scrutinized by the FBI and are under investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees.

Flynn was sacked by U.S. President Donald Trump as national security adviser on February 13 after only 24 days on the job.

The disclosure forms revealed that Flynn had made earned about USD1.5 million previous year and received United States dollars 827,055 in salary and bonus from his firm, Flynn Intel Group, alone.

As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee looking into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, Rep. Devin Nunes, has produced an investigation that now carries all the credibility of Putin-produced propaganda.

Flynn had reported his speaking-engagement income, in general, but he did not list who had paid him for individual speaking engagements.

Well, I can't go into the contents of the documents, Jake.

White House officials say some Obama holdovers are part of a so-called deep state out to tear Trump down.

Referring to the Friday episode of NBC's "Meet The Press", in which host Chuck Todd interviewed former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about an ongoing investigation into collusion and back dealings between the Trump administration and various political and financial entities in Russia, Trump asked when the media would stop talking about Russia and start talking about the Obama "surveillance scandal" again. Very serious issue about whether U.S. Persons were involved and an investigation that is being conducted by the FBI into possible coordination with the trump campaign and I think among the most serious business the country has to do right now.

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agreed that the question of unmasking needs investigation.

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