Former National Security Adviser Micheal Flynn told a business affiliate that Russian sanctions would be “ripped up” at the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to a whistleblower’s account.
Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings wrote a letter to Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to inform him of a whistleblower who presented him with information on Flynn.
On the same day Trump was inaugurated in January, Flynn told his associates they were “good to go” on their plans to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, ensuring his partners that Trump would lift the sanctions on Russia immediately upon taking office.
According to the whistleblower, Alex Copson of ACU Strategic Partners, a company Flynn worked for as an adviser in 2015, said to him “this is the best day of my life.”
“It’s the start of something I’ve been working on for years, and we are good to go,” Flynn reportedly told Copson.
Flynn was later fired in February, and has since plead guilty to lying to the FBI. He is now cooperating in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump administration.