The proposal — to develop a “Marshall Plan” of investment in the Middle East — was being pushed by a company that Flynn said he had advised during the 2016 campaign and transition. The firm was seeking to build nuclear power plants in the region.
The then-national security adviser asked his staff to turn a memo from a former business associate into a proposal for President Trump.
National security adviser Michael Flynn arrives for the inauguration of President Trump on Jan. 20. (SAUL LOEB/AFP)