Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told a business associate in January that one of the Trump administration's first priorities would be to "rip up" the sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in December, according to a whistleblower who described the incident to a Democratic congressman.
The whistleblower alleged that the businessman boasted about the contents of the text from Flynn, calling it "the best day of my life", according to a detailed account of the alleged incident laid out in a letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight committee, to Chairman Trey Gowdy, a Republican, and shared with ABC News.
The change would allow a business venture Flynn had worked on - nuclear power plants - to be built with the former partner.
The whistleblower told congressional investigators that Copson boasted that Flynn was "making sure that sanctions would be "ripped up" as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project", an apparent reference to financial sanctions imposed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration, Cummings's letter states.
"I believe the American people want Congress to hold President Trump and his administration accountable", Cummings wrote, "and they are exhausted of Republicans in Congress putting their heads in the sand when faced with credible allegations of grave abuses".
A spokesperson for Gowdy's office did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday, nor did the lawyer who represents ACU Strategic Partners.
"This is going to make a lot of very wealthy people", the associate, Alex Copson, told the whistleblower on inauguration day, according to the whistleblower's account to the Democrats.
Flynn, who pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, did consulting work with the form as part of a deal to build nuclear reactors across the middle east.
The ACU plan involved some two dozen nuclear power plants around the Middle East, to be developed jointly by the United States and Russian Federation.
Russia's Olympic team banned from Games
When the 2018 Winter Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, you won't see any athletes competing under Russia's flag. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said it would be humiliating for Russia to compete without national symbols.
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The Oscar victor was subsequently fired from the show, sparking rumours suggesting that would mark the end for House of Cards . The eight-episode final season of House of Cards will "bring closure of the show for fans", Sarandos said on Monday.
A spokeswoman at the Justice Department said " we are aware of the allegation and taking any and all appropriate steps ". He sent the text messages to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who also left the Mueller investigation this past summer.
Microsoft's Redmond campus, which opened in 1986, now totals 15 million square feet in 125 buildings. There are also plans for a local light rail to take workers to and from locations around the campus.
"The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes", it said in a statement . Saeed was put under house arrest after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 but he was freed by court in 2009.
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Seventy-one percent say they don't believe the women who have come forward, compared to 17 percent who say they do. During an interview on ABC's "This Week", McConnell was asked whether he thinks Moore should be in the Senate.
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A Mexican national, Zarate was a seven-time convicted felon who had been deported from the USA five times before the shooting. But it's unlikely to have enough votes to pass the Senate, which struggled with Kate's Law past year .
Nauert says Tillerson is "going about his business" and will travel to Europe on an official trip starting Monday. "He's here. His slow approach to filling diplomatic openings at the State Department is also a factor, another official said.
But Kris had ended up losing her temper first. "And a little bit of alcohol", Khloe quipped while sipping from her water glass. He is trying his best to be understanding, but he does question this whole need for her to stay in hiding.
Nel-Peters earned a yearlong salary and a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign as well as more prizes. In her acceptance speech, Nel-Peters said she was both proud and humbled to have won and that her dreams had become a reality.
On Oct. 30, former Playboy model Ariane Bellamar similarly accused Piven of cornering and groping her on the set of Entourage . Wisdom was CBS' lowest-rated scripted Sunday show, averaging 7.4 million viewers and a 1.0 18-49 demographic rating.
Some are capable of going to the limit of their efforts but others, even with a lot of talent, are not able to". But Mourinho focused on his workrate in a Man United shirt. " He didn't score, but I don't care ".
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Bairstow was reportedly quick to apologise after the incident, and there is no police involvement or official complaints. Reports in Australia suggested Bairstow headbutted batsman Bancroft on a night out in Perth four weeks ago.
The store has more than 400 employees and can serve up to 550 people at a time, according to the Seattle-based company. On Tuesday, Starbucks opened the 30,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai.
It won the 2015 national championship game over Clemson before falling to the same Tiger program in 2016. Alabama was a slight favorite over Clemson and Oklahoma, with Georgia trailing behind those three teams.
Around 4,882 cases of rape were reported in the state in 2016, followed by UP with 4,816 cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases. A total of 2.23 lakh criminal offences were registered with the railway police past year , up from 1.96 lakh in 2015.
Earlier on Friday FBI forensic teams were testing "items of interest" in their desperate search for Mariah. The statement says investigators think the girl is dead, but didn't say how she might have been killed.
That is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that President Trump has called for reforming before he agrees to continue it. They can still remain relatively obstinate during actual negotiations with the president and congressional Republicans.
While Russia condemned North Korea's latest missile test, Lavrov also raised concerns about the large-scale U.S. He also complained that the United States was "totally ignoring" a U.N. demand for talks with North Korea.
The epicenter was about 50 miles from Philadelphia, 90 miles from Washington and 125 miles from New York City. Carberry said there were no signs of damage at the base, and no change in operations was expected.
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