Following Flynn Resignation, Cicilline Renews Call for Bipartisan, Independent Investigation of Trump's Ties to Russia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement this morning:

“Although General Flynn has resigned, many questions remain.”

“Who else knew that General Flynn was discussing sanctions relief with Russia last December? Who in the White House knew that the Department of Justice considered General Flynn a security risk, and why didn’t they fire him then? Was Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who followed her conscience and the law in declining to defend the President's unconstitutional travel ban, actually fired because she informed the White House that General Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail? What leverage do the Russians have on General Flynn and President Trump? Most importantly, what did the President know and when did he know it?”

“These are questions that can only be answered through an independent, bipartisan investigation. If this White House will not come clean with the American people, it's critical that Congress take action.”

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