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REVEALED: Mike Flynn hid Russian state media payments from the US government

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The links between  Michael Flynn and Russia grew a little stronger on Friday after it was revealed the former national security adviser had hidden fees he received from a Russian propaganda media outlet.

According to the Daily Beast, an amended financial disclosure document filed with the White House counsel’s office on Friday showed a previously undisclosed payment from Russia Today as well as other fees received for speeches to two other Russian companies.

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Before stepping down as a top adviser, Flynn submitted financial information to federal ethics officials that made no mention of the $45,000 he was paid by Russia Today, also known as RT. According to the report, Flynn’s speech was given at a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of RT.

The most recent disclosure also showed Flynn omitted payments for speeches given to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky and Volga Dnepr Airlines.

According to a spokesperson for Flynn, the payments were initially omitted when he was forced to step down from his position.

“Gen. Flynn had begun the process of submitting and updating the form, but that process was suspended when he resigned,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “He therefore submitted the finalized form after he left the White House.”

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Flynn is currently under investigation for possible connections to foreign interests while advising President Donald Trump, with the former general offering this week to testify before congressional investigators in return for immunity.

According to NBC, the Senate Intelligence Committee has denied Flynn’s request and that Flynn’s lawyer has made the same offer to the Justice Department with no response so far.

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West Virginia’s billionaire GOP governor busted for Trump-like business corruption while in office

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This article was produced in partnership between the Charleston Gazette-Mail and ProPublica. By Ken Ward, Jr.

Last fall, Gov. Jim Justice called reporters to his office in the West Virginia Capitol for a hastily arranged news conference.

Sitting behind a table and flanked by GOP lawmakers, the governor touted the latest budget surplus and announced a proposed pay raise for teachers and a plan to fix the state’s underfunded public employee health care plan.

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Trump may ‘undo his presidency’ — with Republicans backing impeachment: CNN’s conservative anchor

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President Donald Trump's presidency is in peril as Republican lawmakers condemn the administration for green-lighting Turkey's ethnic cleansing of Kurds in northern Syria.

"President Trump this week set fire to the emoluments clause by announcing his own resort would host the G-7 summit. His Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, set fire to his boss’s innocence admitting on camera to the very thing Trump is being investigated for and possibly impeached over," CNN's S.E. Cupp said.

"Donald Trump has put the Republican Party through a lot. Most have gone willingly along with him -- kids in cages, a trade war, protecting Putin, honoring Kim Jong-Un, breaking the law, the lies, the insults, the fake news, the rape allegations. Defending the president over the indefensible has become something of a cottage industry for Republican lawmakers, few of whom have ever dared to call him out," she noted.

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Boris Johnson said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit — but just asked to extend deadline

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date.

In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP.

"The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.

"Tusk will on that basis start consulting EU leaders on how to react. This may take a few days," he added.

Tusk said on Twitter that he was "waiting for the letter".

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