The project proposes to construct 40 nuclear reactors across the Middle East that would feed a regional electric grid.
Four current and former government officials have confirmed Michael G. Flynn, whose father is a central figure in the Trump-Russia probe, has become a subject in the federal investigation of foreign interference in the presidential election, reported NBC News.
Democratic lawmakers are probing whether retired U.S. General Michael Flynn secretly promoted a U.S.
The letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., was sent Tuesday to three companies Flynn advised in 2015 and 2016, with a copy sent to Mueller. They asked Flynn's lawyer and executives of companies involved in the project to provide "all communications" they had with Flynn or other administration officials during the 2016 campaign, the post-election transition or Flynn's tenure as national security adviser.
Flynn's attorney has asked members of Congress for a deal in which he would be granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony about the Russian Federation imbroglio - one lawmakers rejected. The reactors would be "proliferation proof", meaning they could not be used to produce fuel for nuclear weapons.
Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, campaign ally Carter Page, as well as the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner have also been under scrutiny in the investigation.
Two top House Democrats raised the question about Flynn's use of his office in a letter they sent to a pair of business leaders with whom Flynn worked on the project. Russian Federation has denied interfering in the US election and Trump has said there was no collusion.
The Flynn Intel Group reportedly took in $530,000 last year for work benefiting the Turkish government, though the elder Flynn only registered as a foreign lobbyist this year. Newsweek reported that Flynn flew to Egypt and Israel in June 2015 "to gauge attitudes in Cairo and Jerusalem toward a plan for a joint U.S". All are private companies.
The elder Flynn was ousted from his role as national security adviser in February after he lied to the public and Vice President Pence about conversations he had with Russian officials prior to Trump's inauguration.