WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats are calling for an investigation of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser over his ties to a Russian propaganda outlet.
They want the Pentagon to investigate whether Michael Flynn violated the Constitution by accepting payments from a government-controlled TV station in Russia. Flynn is a retired Army lieutenant general and intelligence officer.
Flynn traveled in 2015 to Moscow, where he joined Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials in a celebration of the RT network.
Flynn later explained that he had been paid for taking part in the event, but brushed aside concerns that he was aiding a Russian propaganda effort.
The top Democrats from six House Committees sent a letter to the Pentagon Wednesday seeking the investigation.
The Pentagon declined to comment.
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