Flynn will create a Fund to pay his lawyers in connection with the «business Russia», the media are writing

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobanka-Advisor to the President for national security Michael Flynn. Archival photoFlynn will create a Fund to pay his lawyers in connection with the «business Russia», the media are writing© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

A former adviser to the U.S. President for national security Michael Flynn intends to create a Fund to collect money to pay their bills, put up by lawyers in connection with the investigation into the alleged intervention of Russia in elections in the United States, reports Bloomberg, citing a source.

Earlier media reported that the team of U.S. President Donald trump has spent more than 677 thousand dollars for «legal advice» for the period from April to June 2017. This amount is about 15% of the total cost of the associates of the President for a specified period.

According to the source, the preparatory legal work to establish the Fund is in full swing.

According to the Agency, Flynn will become the first ally of trump, who will start the collection of funds for such purposes, while «other also contemplating how to pay for the services of lawyers.» Even if Flynn did not present charges, the cost of security services could cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Agency said.

Flynn is one of over a dozen colleagues of trump’s in a similar position. According to the Agency, the campaign trump should be able to pay for legal protection to a number of former advisors and employees, but at the moment only Donald trump, Jr. received financial assistance amounting to 50 thousand dollars.

Flynn resigned amid charges that do not fully disclose the content of their conversations with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak. Media claimed, citing intelligence that Flynn was discussing with dubious the possible lifting of US sanctions against Russia. Flynn denied it. The Kremlin said that the conversation Flynn and Kislyak took place, but its content is conveyed correctly.

After the resignation of Flynn congressional committees and the Pentagon began to check the reports that Flynn received during his visit to Russia in 2015, the fees from the Russian companies — it to him as a bearer of secrets and the recent senior military required the approval in the United States. Attorney Flynn stated that he briefed the US intelligence services about their trip before and after a visit to Moscow.

In the U.S. Congress now under investigation over alleged intervention of the Russian Federation in the United States presidential election, won by Donald trump. While the American media regularly reports, generally citing unnamed sources, the contacts of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russian officials and businessmen. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of attempts to influence U.S. elections, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».


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