Following the announcement from bipartisan leaders of a House Oversight Committee that ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law, Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed the Trump administration and suggested its’ involved in a coverup.
According to the House Committee, Flynn probably broke the law when he received payments from Russian entities and the Turkish government.
“The situation is unprecedented,” Smith said this Tuesday. “Never in American history has a man so close to the President, on his cabinet, the National Security Advisor no less, been accused of committing a crime by taking money from a foreign entity, much less one connected to the Russians.”
“General Flynn received money through an entity that was from the Russians. And what they want to know is, was there collusion?” Smith continued.
Since Flynn was forced to resign his White House position for allegedly lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, it has been revealed that he accepted payments from foreign governments, including from the Kremlin-funded media outlet Russia Today. Flynn was also registered as a foreign agent when his firm lobbied on behalf of Turkey’s government.
“The White House at least is giving the appearance, according to these congressional leaders, of a lack of cooperation, which could give an overall appearance that they’re trying to cover something up,” the Fox host added.
Watch the full segment in the video below:
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