The fake news media is reporting that General Michael Flynn was working for Russian firms, giving speeches while making thousands of dollars from foreign governments.
The truth is the General Flynn was contracted out by a firm to speak about cyber security as a private citizen.
Interestingly, all roads lead to Hillary Clinton having violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
One CNN article claims General Flynn was paid thousands of dollars to give a speech in Moscow in 2015:
A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee tells CNN that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, was paid more than $33,750 by Russia’s state-run broadcaster RT TV-Russia for a speech in Moscow in December 2015.
Here are the facts:
FACT 1: General Flynn was HIRED and contracted through LAI to speak at the Government Cyber Security Forum October 2015
FACT 2: General Flynn was PAID by their SPEAKERS BUREAU as a PRIVATE CITIZEN.
LAI speakers bureau contacted General Flynn about the event (just like every other event)…
Due to being a recently retired foremost expert on cyber security in the US. What other forum would’ve been better for him to accept?
Note: October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month per the Department of Homeland Security.
General Flynn has been very honest and vocal about Cyber Security going all the way back to August of 2016. In fact read his interview with the Washington Post here.
Excerpt from his interview:
PRIEST: Tell me about the RT [state-run Russian Television] relationship?
FLYNN: I was asked by my speaker’s bureau, LAI. I do public speaking. It was in Russia. It was a paid speaking opportunity. I get paid so much. The speaker’s bureau got paid so much, based on our contract.
PRIEST: Can you tell me how much you got for that?
PRIEST: No? Because you don’t want to get your fees out there?
FLYNN: Yeah, I don’t.
PRIEST: What was the gig?
FLYNN: The gig was to do an interview with [RT correspondent] Sophie Shevardnadze. It was an interview in front of the forum, probably 200 people in the audience. My purpose there was I was asked to talk about radical Islam in the Middle East. They asked me to talk about what was going on in the situation unfolding in the Middle East. … The speaking agreement was done before Russian went into Syria, which was actually more interesting to me because … one of my discussions, I talked about the attacks in France … and the negative role that Iran was playing where I thought Russian could actually have a role. The statement that I made was actually: “Russia ought to get Iran to back out of the proxy wars they are involved in,” to include Syria, so we, the rest of the international community, could settle this situation down.
Presentation slide #2
The Keaspersky event took place in the Ronald Reagan room in Washington DC.
Wednesday, August 19, 2005
Topic: Middle East & Africa Logistical & Regional security Challenges Conference (Photo below obtained from an attendee)
A little background on General Flynn’s speaker bureau, LAI (Leading Authorities International) according the their online FAQ:
“This detail-oriented team handles all of our speakers’ logistics and provides a range of services from developing itineraries and scheduling conference calls to managing book purchases and arranging meet-and-greets. By guaranteeing convenient access to your event coordinator at all times, Leading Authorities ensures a smooth and hassle-free event. Leading Authorities will issue you a contract setting the name of the speaker, the event location, the date of the presentation, audio visual requirements, and other important information.
And here are a few other people LAI represents:
NORAH O’DONNELL -Co-Host of CBS This Morning
NICOLLE WALLACE – Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm (Speaking fees $20,000-55,000)
MICHAEL HAYDEN -Fmr Dir of CIA & NSA (Speaking fees $25,000-$75,000
Jake Tapper anyone? Check out his speaking fees here!
From the “looks” of it, Democratic Congressman Cummings from the Dems Oversight Committee has a personal agenda and has it OUT for Flynn. It is apparent that he is doing everything in his power to see Flynn in jail.
The democrats are trying to get Flynn with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
SUMMARY OF EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE RESTRICTIONS:
‘A key restriction on the foreign employment of retired U.S. military personnel is found in. As interpreted in Comptroller. General opinions and by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, the Emoluments Clause prohibits receipt of consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria, or salary by all retired military personnel, officer and enlisted, Regular and
Reserve, from a foreign government’
According to the description above, it looks like Congressman Cummings should be looking into the one person who has years of taking millions of dollars from multiple foreign Governments. ….while in office…HILLARY CLINTON