Report: Flynn secretly met Jordan's king while pushing nuclear power deal

Report: Flynn secretly met Jordan's king while pushing nuclear power deal
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn and several other top aides to President Trump reportedly met secretly with Jordan's King Abdullah II while Flynn was pushing for a for-profit deal to build more nuclear reactors in the Middle East.

Buzzfeed News reported on Friday that Flynn, along with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, met with Abdullah in Jordan in January, just days before they would officially join the White House.

According to Buzzfeed's sources, the for-profit deal was not discussed in the meeting with Jordan's king, which had not been previously disclosed. But The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Flynn was still pushing the deal weeks after his financial disclosure form says he stopped in December 2016.

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The deal, which once involved Russian companies, originally envisioned U.S.-built reactors to be constructed in the Middle East and guarded by Russian state-owned company Rosoboron, an arms dealer that is currently sanctioned by the United States. Flynn was paid at least $25,000 as a consultant for the deal, the report states.

The only official notice of the meeting came from the website of Jordan's government, which stated that “His Majesty King Abdullah on Saturday arrived back home after a private visit abroad."

According to Buzzfeed, the meeting took place in a second, secret location after the advisers met Abdullah at the Four Seasons hotel in New York City.

Flynn resigned as Trump's national security adviser in February after reports he misled Vice President Pence and other administration officials about his contacts with Russia.

Trump met with Abdullah at the White House in February and in a statement after the meeting vowed to work on "strengthening the security and economic partnership with Jordan."