Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break US law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, say leaders of a House committee investigating possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign.

They congressmen also raise new questions about Flynn’s consulting firm accepting $530,000 from a company tied to Turkey’s government.

Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., say Flynn could be criminally prosecuted because, as a former Army officer, he was barred from accepting the foreign payments.

Flynn, who headed the military’s top intelligence agency, is a retired lieutenant general and was Trump’s national security adviser until he was fired.

— AP

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