Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments

He could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

He also released a redacted letter from the DIA saying they could not "locate any records of LTG Flynn seeking permission or approval for the receipt of money from a foreign source".

The DIA warned Flynn in a letter dated October 8, 2014, against violating the clause, advising Flynn to "obtain advance approval from the Army" prior to receiving an emolument from a foreign government.

Bruce Anderson, a spokesman for the Defense Department inspector general, said Thursday that the investigation into Mr Flynn began April 4.

A second document, a letter from the Defense Department's inspector general, informed the House Oversight Committee it was investigating the matter.

An attorney for ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says a newly released letter shows Flynn was forthcoming with us military officials about a trip he took to Moscow to attend a gala for a Russian state-sponsored television network.

Flynn has previously disclosed that he received between $50,000 and $100,000 as part of his personal stake in $530,000 that his company, Flynn Intel Group, received for consulting work performed a year ago for a Turkish businessman. He has claimed previously that his client informed officials at the Defense Intelligence Agency, which the retired lieutenant general helmed until his firing in 2014, about the trip to Russian Federation.

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short referred the committee to the Defense Department for the documents related to Flynn's security clearance and "contacts with foreign nationals" that predated his time at the White House.

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"Though we've walked hand-in-hand with the Democrats during this investigation, this morning they broke with long-standing protocol and made a decision to release these documents without consulting us", Henshaw told CNN.

Flynn was sacked from his position as national security adviser to President Donald Trump in February after revelations he misled the White House, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

"General Flynn's attorney's says he discussed his trips to Moscow with DIA, but we have no evidence, not a shred, that he disclosed his payments", Cummings said at a press conference Thursday.

"What I saw today confirms we ought to keep digging", Representative Matt Cartwright, said after reviewing documents in a basement-level room.

The developments come one day after Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Cummings, D-Md., said at a joint news conference that from the evidence they've seen, "Flynn neither asked permission nor reported the funds" he was paid by foreign entities, as the Two-Way reported.

"Your decisions on this investigation will have a profound impact on the faith that the American people have in Congress to act in an even-handed manner and fulfill our duty under the Constitution to exercise robust oversight of the Executive Branch, regardless of who occupies the White House", the Democrats added.

The paperwork released by the ranking Democrat on a House oversight committee revealed that Mr Flynn, a former US Army lieutenant general and Defence Intelligence Agency chief, was later paid tens of thousands of dollars for his work on behalf of foreign interests. Chaffetz has left Washington for a few weeks while he undergoes emergency surgery on his foot.

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