Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and Trump’s national security adviser, is known for leading “lock her up” chants at Trump campaign events in 2016. Now, he may find himself on the receiving end of similar chants, if Democrats have their way.
In 2015, Flynn flew to Moscow to attend a celebration for RT, the Kremlin’s propaganda network. He was seated at the event with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Reports the Washington Post, “ranking Democrats on six House congressional committees asked the Pentagon on Wednesday for information about President Trump’s national security adviser, suggesting that he may have violated a constitutional restriction by accepting a fee for speaking at a 2015 Moscow event.”
“The lawmakers suggest that the fee he received may have violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which prohibits top officials from receiving payments from foreign governments.”
In a letter demanding an investigation, the Democrats wrote: “It is extremely concerning that [Flynn] chose to accept payment for appearing at a gala hosted by the propaganda arm of the Russian government, which attacked the United States in an effort to undermine our election.”