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New Document Suggests Flynn Lied During His Security Clearance Interview in Early 2016

May 22, 2017
Press Release

New Document Suggests Flynn Lied During His Security Clearance Interview in Early 2016

 

Background Check Investigators Wrote Report Summarizing Their Interview With Michael Flynn

 

Cummings Calls on Chaffetz to Subpoena White House for Flynn Documents

 

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz with excerpts from an interview summary obtained by the Committee indicating that Lt. General Michael Flynn may have lied to security clearance investigators conducting Flynn’s background check in early 2016. 

 

“[T]he Oversight Committee has in our possession documents that appear to indicate that General Flynn lied to the investigators who interviewed him in 2016 as part of his security clearance renewal,” Cummings wrote.  “Specifically, the Committee has obtained a Report of Investigation dated March 14, 2016, showing that General Flynn told security clearance investigators that he was paid by ‘U.S. companies’ when he traveled to Moscow in December 2015 to dine at a gala with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The actual source of the funds for General Flynn’s trip was not a U.S. company, but the Russian media propaganda arm, RT.”

 

Cummings reiterated his call for the Chairman to subpoena the White House for documents it has been withholding in response to a bipartisan request they made in March relating to Flynn. 

 

Click here to read the full letter.

 

115th Congress