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House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm EDT

WASHINGTON – Two top House Democrats are questioning whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to security clearance investigators.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and New York and Rep. Eliot Engel say in a letter Monday that they believe Flynn may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the trip, which they believe involved a proposal to develop nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia.

The lawmakers are the latest to call attention to potential problems with what President Donald Trump’s former adviser reported to the U.S. government about his foreign travel, contacts and business.

Growing federal and congressional probes have been looking closely at Flynn’s foreign travel and contacts as part of investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.