Documents leaked to the House Oversight Committee show that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $ 67,000 dollars by Russian companies before the presidential election, fuelling speculation that Donald Trump’s associates have many, hidden financial ties.
Last week, Flynn registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, revealing he had been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do lobbying work for the Turkish government, during the period when he was Trump’s campaign adviser.
A woman linked to Chinese intelligence also purchased a
an appartment in a building in Manhattan owned by Donald Trump last month for $15.8 million.
“An influence-peddler who works with a princeling tied to Chinese military intelligence placed $15.8 million in the pockets of the president of the United States,” wrote Mother Jones.
Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner this week also received $400 million from a Chinese company in a sweetheart property deal.
New invoices and emails show that Russia Today paid Flynn $33,750 for appearing at a Moscow event in December 2015.
RT also paid thousands of dollars to cover expenses incurred by Flynn and his adult son, Michael Flynn Junior, during their Moscow stay.
Flynn received another 22,500 dollars for speaking events given to Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kaspersky Government Security Solutions.
Kaspersky was also hired to protect Russian banks from cyber attacks, including Alfa Bank, which has been found to be pinging a Trump email server.
It is not clear who leaked the new documents, which were posted on the Oversight Committee website together with a letter by by its ranking member Elijah Cummings.
The documents include payment vouchers, financial transaction logs, and email exchanges. It cannot be ruled out that they have been leaked by the Russian companies themsleves on the instructions of the Kremlin.
This blog has argued that Vladimir Putin may well wish to see the Russian oligarchs linked most closely to Donald Trump put in jail in the USA. This because, these oligarchs are also linked to the circle around the private central bank and the Globalist Rothschilds, who are undermining Putin’s agenda of strengthening the real economy. It cannot, therefore, be ruled out the Kremlin has decided to help the US investigators out with documents.
That said, the documents could also have been leaked by the US intelligence services or the speaking bureau.