Richard W. Painter

S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Painter Quoted in NYT’s Op-Ed About White House Response to Flynn Controversy

Professor Richard Painter--former chief ethics officer for the George W. Bush administration--was quoted in The New York Times regarding how the Trump White House has handled information about Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, and his connections to Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin. In reference to foreign payments Flynn received from a Turkish consulting company with ties to both Ankara and Moscow, and the failure to disclose these payments--a federal offense carrying a potential five-year prison term--Prof. Painter wrote on Twitter: “US House must subpoena the docs. If no compliance, impeach. Zero tolerance for WH covering up foreign payoffs.”