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Cummings Asks Flynn Business Colleague For Transcribed Interview

Dec 11, 2017
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Cummings Asks Flynn Business Colleague For Transcribed Interview

 

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2017)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Alex Copson of ACU Strategic Partners requesting that he agree to participate in a transcribed interview with Committee investigators about his relationship and communications with former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Cummings sent his letter after receiving a letter from Copson’s colleague attaching screenshots from a website cell phone bill that he claims “flatly contradicts” a whistleblower who reported an exchange on Inauguration Day relating to General Flynn and their plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East.

Click here and see below to read Cummings’ letter.

 

December 8, 2017

 

Alex G. Copson

Managing Director

X-Co Dynamics Inc./ACU Strategic Partners

9 Pomander Walk NW

Washington, DC 20007

Dear Mr. Copson:

            I have written letters to you on multiple occasions requesting that you produce documents relating to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, including letters on June 19, September 12, and September 15, 2017.  I have also requested that you participate in a transcribed interview so that our staff attorneys could ask you questions about your relationship and communications with General Flynn.

           As of yesterday, you had refused all of those requests.

            Earlier today, your business colleague, Dr. Thomas Cochran, sent a letter to me forwarding a two-page document that appears to be two screenshots from a website cell phone bill.  Dr. Cochran claims that this document “flatly contradicts” a whistleblower who reports that you had an exchange on Inauguration Day relating to General Flynn and your plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East.

            Your colleague’s letter seems to suggest that since the attached does not include an incoming text at 12:11 p.m., all of the other allegations from the whistleblower must be false.  In other words, it appears that your colleague is suggesting that you did not meet the whistleblower at all and that you had no conversation relating to General Flynn.  It remains unclear why your colleague sent this letter rather than you.

            As I stated in my letter to Chairman Gowdy earlier this week, our job is to investigate credible allegations by obtaining documents and conducting interviews in order to determine the facts.  Of course, it is possible that you were using a messaging application that does not generate a telephone company record.  It is possible that the website printout you provided does not reflect all text messages.  It is also possible that you were not being truthful when you claimed to the whistleblower that you received a text from General Flynn, or that you flashed your phone and showed the whistleblower an outgoing text from 12:12 p.m., which is listed on the document you provided.

        In order to help resolve these questions, I once again ask that you come in and allow our investigators to question you.  Thank you for your consideration of this request.

 

                                                                        Sincerely,

                                                                     

                                                                        ______________________

Elijah E. Cummings

Ranking Member

cc:        The Honorable Trey Gowdy, Chairma

            Dr. Thomas B. Cochran, Senior Scientist, ACU

 
115th Congress