Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCongress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent Fox News Audio expands stable of podcasts by adding five new shows The myth of the conservative bestseller MORE (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Monday his committee is looking into payments that former national security adviser Michael Flynn received from foreign governments.
“Our committee [has] actually been looking at something,” Chaffetz said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
“We have paperwork that’s due from the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department today, but we may be doing something later this week related to his payments that he received from not only Russia but Turkey as well," he continued.
"You're just not allowed to accept these types of payments as a former military officer."
Chaffetz said the committee is prepared "maybe as early as Tuesday" to send a letter "for final determination" to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
"It's not a criminal referral," he said. "But a referral to the GAO, and then the penalty most likely — at least based on precedent — would be he'd have to repay all that money that he did take."
Chaffetz said the amount likely be "tens of thousands of dollars."