Pentagon launches probe into Trump’s ex-security adviser Flynn: letter

News 27 Apr 2017
Pentagon launches probe into Trump’s ex-security adviser Flynn: letter

Former National security adviser General Michael Flynn arrives to deliver a statement during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington U.S., February 1, 2017. Picture taken February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON A Pentagon inspector general is launching its own investigation into whether President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn took payments from foreign entities without approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

The inspector general of the Department of Defense is probing whether Flynn had "failed to obtain required approval prior to receiving any emolument from a foreign government," according to the April 11 letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Alexander)

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