Michael Flynn Took Money from Russia While He Held a Top-Secret Clearance

by Frank Vyan Walton –

Following up on a previously reported story that the doubly fired Michael Flynn took $40,000 from Kremlin funded RT News in 2015, it now appears that he also took that and even more Russian money while he held a Top-Secret Security Clearance.

RT paid $45,386 for Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., to fly to Moscow to speak at the English-language network’s 10th anniversary celebration, where he dined at the same table as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

Flynn’s speaking agency, Leading Authorities, took a 25 percent commission for the payment, which left $33,750 for the retired U.S. Army general.

Other documents obtained by the congressional committee show Flynn was paid $11,250 each by a Russian air cargo company and a Russian cybersecurity company, reported the Wall Street Journal.

The cargo company had been suspended as a United Nations vendor following corruption scandal, and the cybersecurity company was trying to expand its business with the U.S. government.

Those engagements took place in summer and fall of 2015, as he continued to maintain a top-secret security clearance after his firing the year before as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

That comes to over $50,000 pocketed by Flynn from Russia in addition to another $530,000 he took as a lobbyist for Turkey while working on the Trump campaign in 2016.

I think the House and/or Senate Intelligence committees need to get Flynn under oath and make him answer what exactly did Russia and Turkey get for their money?

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos