Did Gen. Flynn Break the Law by Not Disclosing his Russian Ties?

Did General Michael Flynn break the Law by not disclosing his Russian ties?

As the New York Times reports:
Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, may have violated federal law by not fully disclosing his business dealings with Russia when seeking a security clearance to work in the administration, the top oversight lawmakers from both parties in the House said Tuesday. Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah and chairman of the House oversight committee, said Mr. Flynn also appeared to have inappropriately accepted the funds without permission. “As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else,” he said. “And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate, and there are repercussions for a violation of law.” The declaration came after Mr. Chaffetz and other members of the committee reviewed classified documents related to Mr. Flynn, including the form he filled out in January 2016 to renew his security clearance, known as a SF 86.

Lars Larson spoke with Kori Schacke – research fellow at the Hoover Institution, editor, w/Jim Mattis, of “Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military”. She teaches “Thinking About War” at Stanford, is a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, and a contributor to War on the Rocks.

Listen to the interview below.



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