Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn never signed the ethics pledge President Trump required of all his White House employees.
The pledge would bar Trump’s appointees from ethically questionable lobbying activities.
Via The Daily Beast:
The pledge, imposed by executive order a week after President Donald Trump took office, bars all federal appointees from lobbying their former colleagues for five years after leaving the administration and bans them from lobbying on behalf of foreign governments for life.
Confirmation that Flynn did not sign the pledge comes amid controversy over his lobbying last year on behalf of a company linked to the Turkish government. Flynn belatedly acknowledged that the work may have benefitted that government and notified the Justice Department’s foreign agent division months after the work took place, and after he had resigned from his White House post.
The pledge was part of President Trump’s “drain the swamp” promise.
A spokesperson for Flynn said he plans to honor the pledge “voluntarily.”