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Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies

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         Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s embattled former national security adviser Mike Flynn initially didn’t disclose payments he received from three Russian-linked entities on a financial disclosure form he filed upon entering government.

As part of the routine public release of the financial disclosure reports from top officials, the White House provided two versions of Flynn’s 2016 financial disclosure form over the weekend — an initial version he filed in February and a more complete version he submitted last week.

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On the earlier version of the form, Flynn didn’t provide a full list of organizations and companies that had paid him for speaking engagements, including three Russia-linked organizations. Those payments became a source of controversy for the former national security adviser and retired three-star Army general who was forced to resign from the Trump administration earlier this year.

On a second, amended form filed on March 31, Flynn acknowledged that he had received fees from RT, the television network and media outlet funded by the Russian government; as well as Volga-Dnepr Group, a Russian air-cargo company; and Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, a U.S. subsidiary of a leading Russian cybersecurity firm. Those three speaking engagements had been previously reported.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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