On Friday, Bloomberg reported that Trump’s choice for national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, partnered with a man convicted of trying to sell stolen material to the KGB, Russia’s spy agency. Flynn worked on behalf of the man’s company, attempting to sell mind-reading equipment to the U.S. government.
Last year, Flynn’s private consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, started collaborating with Boston-based Brainwave Science to help facilitate the sales. One of Brainwave Science’s principals is Subu Kota, who pleaded guilty in 1996 of trying to sell material to the KGB.
“During years of federal court proceedings, prosecutors presented evidence they said showed that between 1985 and 1990 Kota met repeatedly with a KGB agent and was part of a spy ring that made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling U.S. missile defense technology to Russian spies,” Bloomberg reports. “Kota denied being part of a spy ring, reached a plea agreement in the biotech case and admitted to selling a sketch of a military helicopter to his co-defendant, who was later convicted of being a KGB operative.” Read full post here