Letter sent to Acting Secretary of Army
WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Army asking for a final determination as to whether Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn violated the law (37 U.S.C. § 908) by accepting payments from foreign government-controlled entities.
The letter states:
“By all appearances, Lt. Gen. Flynn violated 37 U.S.C. § 908 by accepting compensation from entities associated with foreign governments without obtaining consent to do so. I request that you or the appropriate entity investigate this matter and make a final determination as to whether Lt. Gen. Flynn in fact violated section 908.”
“In light of these apparent violations, I request that you determine whether Lt. Gen. Flynn violated 37 U.S.C. § 908 and, if necessary, initiate a process whereby Lt. Gen. Flynn shall repay the money in question. If your assessment finds that Lt. Gen. Flynn’s actions were consistent with DOD policies and guidelines, I request a written explanation of that conclusion.”
On February 16, 2017, Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings sent a letter to Lt. Gen. Flynn’s consulting firm requesting documents and information related to his foreign speaking engagements.
On March 22, 2017, Chaffetz and Cummings sent letters to the White House, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Department of Defense (DOD), and Department of National Intelligence (DNI) requesting all documents related to Lt. Gen. Flynn’s foreign contacts and payments.