Flynn Promised Trump Would ‘Rip Up’ Russia Sanctions

By on December 7, 2017
Michael Flynn

On Inauguration Day 2017, a business associate of former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn touted texts from Flynn promising to gut Russian sanctions that were hindering a nuclear project the associate was pushing, a whistleblower has told House Democrats. The texts were timestamped as being sent just as President Trump was delivering his Inaugural Address, the whistleblower said.

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Wednesday detailing the account of the whistleblower and calling him out on his “refusal to investigate” the matter.

Today, I am writing to inform you about a whistleblower who has come forward with evidence that Lt. General Michael Flynn — within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as President — was communicating directly with his former business colleagues about their plan to work with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East.

According to this whistleblower, General Flynn reportedly sent a key communication on Inauguration Day indicating that the project was now “good to go” and directing his business colleagues to move forward.

One of the “business colleagues” in question is Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partners — a company that has been working to get nuclear plants built in the Middle East.

Mr. Copson explained that General was making sure that sanctions would be “ripped up” as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project. He blamed President Obama for the sanctions, stating that he “f*cked everything up in my nuclear deal with the sanctions.”

These communications and other are likely in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller already, so Gowdy’s refusal to conduct anything resembling an investigation isn’t going to hinder the process in that regard. Or as Cummings puts it:

“In this case, my staff consulted with the Special Counsel’s office, which asked my office to hold on the public release of this information until they completed certain investigative steps. They have now informed us that they have done so.”

Gowdy was gung-ho about Benghazi but now wants to hold back on the Russia investigation? Good thing Mueller is actually interested in investigating potential crimes by the administration, because it’s clear no one in the GOP Congress is going to do it.