President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pushed for a policy to help a company he had advised during the 2016 campaign and transition, according to a report.
Flynn forwarded a memo from the company IP3 — which was looking to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East — to his staff so they could craft a “Marshall Plan” for the president’s approval after the inauguration, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The memo was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The firm said in a statement to the Post that it made no such request and didn’t accept Flynn’s offer to serve as an adviser — even though he reported it on his disclosure forms .
The National Security Council staff thought Flynn had an apparent conflict of interest and officials tried “their best to tamp it down,” a White House official told the newspaper.
Flynn was fired from the White House in February after just 24 days on the job.
The report comes after Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, cut off communication with Trump’s legal team and reports that Flynn could be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia probe.
ABC News reported that Kelner met with Mueller on Monday.
House Democrats say Flynn might have violated the federal law after failing to disclose his 2015 trips to Egypt and Israel on his security clearance application.
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