Michael Flynn Promoted Mideast Nuclear-Plant Deal While Working in White House

Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn promoted a private nuclear-power plan (that had previously involved Russian companies) in the Middle East even while working in the White House, former security-council officials told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Democratic leaders sent a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller alleging that Flynn failed to disclose on his security-clearance forms an overseas trip to arrange the deal. The project “envisions building and operating dozens of nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East,” sources explained to the Journal. “White House disclosure forms indicate that Mr. Flynn’s year-and-a-half work on the project ended in December 2016, but Mr. Flynn in fact remained involved in the project once he joined the Trump administration in January, discussing the plan and directing his National Security Council staff to meet with the companies involved, the former staffers said,” the paper additionally reported.