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We reported this morning that former national security adviser/literal actual foreign agent Michael Flynn was engulfed in smoke again because it turns out his weird work for the Turkish government also seems to be connected to Russia. Of course he was also taking money from various Russian entities for other work at the time, which was during the 2016 campaign. Meanwhile, Donald Trump allegedly had NO idea his buddy Flynn was a literal actual foreign agent.

Back in March, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to the Trump administration, demanding to know whether Flynn disclosed all his Russo-Turkish Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all, when he was applying for his security clearance. In early April, GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, in a rare episode of actually doing his job, said Flynn might have to remit "tens of thousands" of dollars to the U.S., in order that he may be in compliance with the law, since former military officers are not really allowed to be on the take from foreign governments. It's just, you know, frowned upon.

WELL! Chaffetz and Cummings had a briefing Tuesday morning on Flynn's possibly criminal feats of derrings-do with the Russians and the Turks, and when they came out of that briefing, they pretty much confirmed that Flynn broke the law:

“Personally I see no evidence or no data to support the notion that General Flynn complied with the law,” Chaffetz told reporters following the briefing.

“He was supposed to get permission, he was supposed to report it, and he didn’t,” Cummings said.

Look, here is a video from their presser, so you can see what it looks like when Jason Chaffetz sort of pretends to do his job. You can also see what it sounds like when Chaffetz refers to the "Department of Army," like a common Buster Bluth:

Evan Hurst

Evan Hurst is the senior editor of Wonkette, which means he is the boss of you, unless you are Rebecca, who is boss of him. His dog Lula is judging you right now.

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