>> President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, likely violated the law by not reporting money paid to him in recent years by Russia and Turkey. That from the heads of the House Oversight Committee, after seeing documents at a classified briefing. House Oversight Chairman, Jason Chaffetz.>> General Flynn had a duty and an obligation to seek and obtain permission to receive money from foreign governments.
As a former military officer you simply can not take money from Russia, Turkey, or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate, and there are repercussions for the violation of law.>> Chaffetz and ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings, said the White House had refused to turn over documents related to Flynn.
The White House saying it does not have the documents the committee wants.>> They listed for every call and contact that he made, which is an extraordinary number. That's a very unwieldy request.>> Flynn misled the White House about his contacts with Russia's US ambassador after the campaign, leading to his abrupt firing less than a month after Trump took office.
The lawmakers say he failed to report payments as required for speeches he made in Russian and lobbying work for Turkey. US intelligence agencies said Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election in a bid to help Trump. Flynn has offered to testify before the House and Senate in return for immunity from prosecution.
But Congress has so far not taking him up on the offer.