By David Rutz
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday he would not expect to be part of an investigation into ex-Trump national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.
Lawmakers say Flynn may have broken federal law by not disclosing his business dealings with and payments from Russia while seeking a security clearance to serve in the Trump administration, the Free Beacon reports. Flynn received more than $45,000 for a speech he gave to RT-TV in Russia.
Sessions has already recused himself from any investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and “Today Show” host Matt Lauer asked Sessions if that extended into the Flynn matter.
“My recusal deals with the campaign issues, but I would expect not to be involved in this one,” Sessions said.
“You would recuse yourself from any decision dealing with General Flynn?” Lauer asked.
“Yeah—I really don’t know whether there’s an investigation or should be, and we don’t confirm investigations in the Department of Justice,” Sessions said.
Documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee show Flynn was warned in 2014 to not accept foreign payments as he entered retirement, CNN reports:
Source:: Washington Free Beacon