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>> Democrats in Congress probing whether former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was secretly promoting a US-Russian for-profit plan to build dozens of nuclear power plants in the Middle East, while working for Donald Trump at the White House. In a letter to Flynn's lawyers Wednesday, representatives Elijah Cummings and Eliot Engel demanding answers.
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Jonathan Landay is on the story.>> Well, first of all, it raises serious ethical problems. But also, the fact is that Flynn, according to the two lawmakers, never disclosed his work for this project. Nor the trips he took on behalf of this project to promote it. Nor the foreign officials that he met on those trips.
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So that is a violation, apparently, of federal law, when it applies to a official's disclosures on their application for top secret clearance.>> The Wall Street Journal reporting that Flynn had his White House staff attend meetings about the project, which sought to build 40 nuclear reactors across the Middle East.
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The allegations against Flynn adding to a growing pile of questionable moves by the retired general. Now under investigation by congress, and by special counsel Robert Muller, who are also looking into whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Flynn, who was fired less than three weeks after Trump took office, has offered to reveal what he knows in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
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But the offer has not yet been accepted.