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Schumer Calls Flynn Revelation 'Just the Tip of the Iceberg'

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (AP Photo)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 03:54 PM

The revelation former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might not have reported payments from Russia Today TV he received during a 2015 trip "may be just the tip of the iceberg" concerning Russia's interference in the U.S. election, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday, per the Washington Examiner.

"These revelations highlight the importance of the intelligence committee working in a bipartisan way to request and receive documents with respect to any financial arrangements Flynn and others in similar positions may have had with foreign governments," Schumer said.

Schumer's comments came after House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings, D-Md., reviewed Flynn's application for security clearance and told reporters he did not properly disclose payments from Russia and might have broken the law, CNN reported.

The congressmen made their remarks after a classified gathering of the committee in which they reviewed documents Cummings said were "extremely troubling."

"As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else," Chaffetz said. "And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law."

Flynn's lawyer denied the accusations, saying his client was not hiding anything.

The House Oversight Committee has been focusing on probing Flynn while the House and Senate intelligence committees have been heading the main investigations into the wider issue of Russia's interference in the U.S. elections and possible coordination with members of the Trump campaign, according to CNN.

Flynn was forced to quit his role as Trump's national security adviser after it was discovered he withheld information about talks he had with Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

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The revelation former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might not have reported payments from Russia Today TV he received during a 2015 trip "may be just the tip of the iceberg," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday, per the Washington Examiner.
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