New Details in Investigation of Michael Flynn, His Ties to Russia

We have two major updates in the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia.

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says Flynn did not comply with the law requiring him to disclose payments from foreign governments on his security clearance application, and, as a former military officer, to receive permission from the pentagon or the state department to work with those governments.

The committee reviewed documents from the Pentagon Tuesday.

Here’s a few other details we learned Tuesday:

Flynn was paid more than $45,000 for a speech to the Russian TV outlet RT.

He also received $530,000 for work his lobbying firm did that, according to the committee, likely benefited the Republic of Turkey.

The White House is denying requests by the committee to turn over some documents related to Flynn.

In a letter to the committee, the White House says it doesn’t have custody of some of those documents, and then referred requests to the Pentagon.