Independent – George W Bush’s chief ethics lawyer has called for Donald Trump to be impeached if he doesn’t comply with Congress’s demand to release documents relating to Michael Flynn.
“US House must subpoena the docs,” Richard W Painter wrote on Twitter. “If no compliance, impeach.”
“Zero tolerance for WH covering up foreign payoffs.”
US House must subpoena the docs. If no compliance, impeach. Zero tolerance for WH covering up foreign payoffshttps://t.co/2FrLnKdiBv
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) April 25, 2017
Mr Painter was commenting on the news Mr Trump’s former National Security Advisor had likely broken the law by not disclosing payments from Russia and Turkey, according to the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
“As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law,” Republican representative Jason Chaffetz told reporters after a classified meeting with the committee.
Michael Flynn once said anyone seeking immunity ‘probably committed a crime’
Last month, investigators announced Mr Flynn had received more than half a million dollars from work for the Russian state-owned TV network RT and for work with a lobbying firm which likely benefited Turkey.