Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

  • Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

The new financial disclosure also shows Flynn was compensated by political groups, government contractors, technology firms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which paid him a $5,000 consultancy fee.

In an initial filing submitted in February, just days before he left the Trump administration, Flynn did not provide an itemized list of the companies that paid him to speak - including RT, the Kremlin-backed television network that USA intelligence services have described as a propaganda outlet.

Flynn's initial filing also failed to disclose some of the sources of his earnings greater than $5,000 during the 2015 and 2016 calendar years, as required. The Post also notes that, just weeks before the election, Flynn was paid for a speech given to BlackDuck Software in which he spoke about the government's vulnerability to hackers.

Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony at White House, without actually signing the orders, forcing his deputy Pence to chase him and come back to pick up the folders containing the two orders.

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the latest Flynn financial disclosure forms. He then rushed over to the White House to share the information with President Trump, speaking again to reporters outside. However, that process was suspended when Flynn resigned.

Flynn was forced out on Feb 13 for failing to disclose talks with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about United States sanctions on Moscow and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations, which occurred before Trump took office.

President Donald Trump has blasted a probe into his team's ties to Russian Federation as an opposition "witch hunt", defending his former top aide Michael Flynn's decision to ask for immunity in the case. Schiff went to the White House last week to review the same documents that Nunes saw.

The disclosure forms show Flynn made as much as $1.5 million past year.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is suspected by Democrats of working harder to protect the president than getting to the bottom of the Congressional investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

During Friday's program Todd said: "I think the biggest problem here is you have the president not wanting to accept the conclusion that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the election and that there is going to be an investigation in this, whether he likes it or not". It doesn't include an itemized listing of his speaking engagements including the payments from RT, the Russian television network that USA intelligence agencies have described as a propaganda outlet. "But I think, you know, that really obscures the much, much larger issue of what did the Russians do in our campaign?"

Both filings emerged Friday as part of a White House release of staff financial disclosures, which revealed that several of President Trump's closest workers hold tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. But the White House said earlier on Friday that her documents would look largely similar to her husband's. Nunes, who was a member of Trump's transition team, say the documents indicated Trump or his associates might have been "incidentally" swept up in surveillance carried out by American spy agencies as they conducted foreign surveillance.