HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Lawmakers invited to view documents related to ex-national security adviser Flynn

Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill

 

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee were invited Monday to view classified documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's foreign contacts. 

Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said the documents available for viewing Tuesday would be provided by the Defense Intelligence Agency, which Flynn headed from July 2012 to August 2014.

Flynn resigned as national security adviser in February after the White House said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington during the presidential transition. 

Flynn's resignation led to an outcry over the so-called "unmasking" of American citizens in contact with foreign officials being monitored by the intelligence community. 

Last month, Flynn and his lobbying firm registered with the Justice Department as foreign agents for lobbying work conducted on behalf of a company owned by a Turkish businessman.

It was not clear how many of the committee's 41 members would be able to view the documents, as many lawmakers are not returning to Washington from their Easter recess until Tuesday afternoon.

Fox News' Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.