The Wall Street Journal: Michael Flynn said Russia sanctions would be ‘ripped up,’ whistleblower says

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about his conversation with a Russian diplomat, told an American businessman that U.S. sanctions on Russia would be “ripped up” under the Trump administration, a whistleblower told a congressman.

Flynn sent a text message to a former colleague on inauguration day saying a nuclear-power project they were both once involved in was now “good to go,” according to the person who was described as a whistleblower in a letter Wednesday from Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D., Md.).

Ripping up sanctions, Flynn then told his former business associate Alex Copson, would allow “money to start flowing into the project,” according to Cummings’s account of the whistleblower’s claims, raising the question of whether Flynn sought to manipulate U.S. policy for the financial benefit of his former business associates.

In his letter, Cummings asked the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, to subpoena the White House and companies associated with Flynn for documents related to the deal. The committee is investigating Flynn’s relationship with the companies involved in the deal.

A expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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