Michael Flynn was still lobbying for his controversial Middle East nuclear plant from the White House

13 Sep , 2017 Business

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pushed a controversial nuclear plant project in the Middle East during his brief White House tenure, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The plan, which once involved Russian companies, proposed the construction and operation of “dozens of nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East.”

Flynn had advised U.S. companies interested in the project while he was still in the private sector, but, per his White House disclosure forms, he’d cut off involvement in December 2016. In actuality, Flynn continued his work on the project, advocating for former senior U.S. military officers who were promoting the project on behalf of U.S. companies, and pushing his staff to meet with the companies involved in the project, the Journal reported.

Flynn’s involvement with the nuclear project reportedly continued even when he was advised to step back. Former National Security Council staffers said that Flynn and the former military officers’ communications happened “outside normal channels.” One staffer told the Journal that Flynn’s actions were “highly abnormal” and “not the way things were supposed to go.”

The report comes on the heels of the revelation that Flynn

Source:: The Week – Business

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