Flynn Was Paid Nearly $60000 By Russian Firms

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 a Russian Navy intelligence warship is docked at a pier in Havana in 2015.                                         Chip Somodevilla

Because Flynn held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance, he also would have been required to report to the DIA any repeated contacts or payments from foreign nationals or foreign-owned firms as well as foreign travel, which Cummings also noted today in a request for more documents from the Trump administration. Other documents released show Flynn was paid $11,250 by a Russian airline.

Flynn, who was sacked in August 2014 as chief of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the climax of the televised RT gala.

From there, Flynn was paid $11,250 to speak to USA subsidiaries of both Volga-Dnieper, a cargo airline that had been suspended as a vendor to the United Nations following a corruption scandal, and a Russian cybersecurity agency looking to expand business with the U.S. government. It was paid more than $11,000 to arrange the December dinner event. Kasperky did not respond to questions about why Gen. Flynn was paid and Congressman McCaul was not.

Trump forced Flynn's resignation last month over misleading statements Flynn made to Vice President Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

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After his speaker's bureau, Leading Authorities, took its 25 per cent take, Flynn got $33,750, for an event celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the outlet.

Leading Authorities redacted information about Flynn's other speaking engagements in 2015 that were presumably not connected to Russian Federation.

A January U.S. intelligence community report on Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election was particularly harsh in its judgment of RT's role.

The findings were contained in the community's report about Russia's attempt to influence the USA election.

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According to its website, the U.S. arm of Kaspersky Lab "designs, implements and delivers holistic cybersecurity services and solutions for the U.S. government, U.S. government contractors and the U.S. National Critical Infrastructure sector". He also did not disclose the paid work he had done for Kaspersky and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which transports military aircraft, in the summer of 2015.

The House Oversight Committee also acquired an email dated November 13, 2015, from an official of RT TV-Russia stating, "We will be covering the payment of General Flynn's fee from our London office". Flynn also gave other White House officials a false version of his contacts with the Russian envoy.

Russian Federation intervened in the Syrian civil war on behalf of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who the Obama administration had said should step down, in the months leading up to the gala.

Russian and Russia-linked entities paid President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn $55,500 for work that included attending a gala with President Vladimir Putin, according to documents released Thursday.

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The Oversight committee ranking member added "I also can not recall a time when the president and his top advisers seemed so disinterested in the truth about that individual's work on behalf of foreign nations-whether due to willful ignorance or knowing indifference".


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