FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released in a congressional inquiry show Flynn was paid more than $33,750 by RT, Russia’s government-run tv system, for appearing at an event in Moscow in December 2015. Flynn had months of early retirement as head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump of the former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, to not sign a mandatory ethics pledge for his forced resignation, raising new questions about the White House’s commitment to reducing the influence of lobbyists.
A spokesman for the retired Army general says Flynn, “do not have the chance” to sign the agreement. Price Floyd says Flynn do plan to adhere to the promise of the terms and conditions.
The ethics agreement bars officials from lobbying for five years after serving in the administration, and it institutes a lifetime ban on representing foreign governments.
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the reason why Flynn didn’t sign the pledge before he left the White House in February.
The Daily Beast first reported on Flynn is the not signing of the agreement.