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Army Reportedly Seeks To Recoup Money From Michael Flynn For His Pay From Russia, Turkey

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The Army is in search of nearly $40,000 from Flynn after he was cited by the Defense Department inspector general for failing to reveal lucrative speaking engagements and other business arrangements with foreign entities, in keeping with the Post.

Investigators determined that Flynn received nearly $450,000 from Turkish and Russian interests in 2015, including for an appearance in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, while failing to hunt government approval beforehand, as required.

He was also paid to look at an October 2015 conference sponsored by Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, “an entity that appears to be controlled by the Russian government,” in keeping with a memo early last 12 months by Sean O’Donnell, the acting Defense Department inspector general, the Post reported.

The Emoluments Clause of the Structure prohibits retired military personnel from receiving money from foreign governments without prior authorization.

Flynn couldn’t be reached for comment.

Flynn left the Trump administration inside weeks over his connections to Russia amid the investigation into Kremlin interference into the 2016 presidential election.

He later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian connections during Trump’s campaign and transition into the White House. He was sentenced to prison, but Trump pardoned him in 2020.

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