BREAKING. The White House Declines a Flynn Document Request From House Oversight Committee

Back in March, Jason Chaffetz’s Oversight Committee sent a letter to the White House requesting it to produce documents concerning payments former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn might have received from foreign governments. (Letter.) The answer is in:

Via The Hill:

The Trump administration has denied a request from the House Oversight Committee for more information on payments that former national security adviser Michael Flynn received from foreign governments, including from the Kremlin-backed television station RT and other Russian firms.

Legislative affairs director Marc Short argued that the committee was requesting both documents that are not in possession of the White House because they involved Flynn’s activity prior to President Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration and others that involved sensitive information.

“It is unclear how such documents would be relevant to the stated purpose of the committee’s review, which according to your letter is to examine Lt. Gen. Flynn’s disclosure of payments related to activities that occurred in 2015 and 2016, prior to his service in the White House,” Short wrote in a letter dated April 19, sent to committee leaders.

The other agencies which received the Oversight request have produced documents.