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Chaffetz, Goodlatte Ask DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Flynn Leaks

The chairmen expressed “serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information”

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    Senators from both sides of the aisle called for an independent investigation into Michael Flynn after he resigned from his post as President Donald Trump's national security advisor on Monday night.

    Flynn was found to have misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about discussing sanctions with Russia's ambassador. Trump was informed Flynn had misled Pence but the president kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before firing the aide. 

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017)

    The Republican chairmen of two powerful committees in the House asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate a series of leaks to the media relating to Michael Flynn and communications with Russia's ambassador to the United States, NBC News reported.

    Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Monday, days after The Washington Post, citing current and former administration officials, reported that he discussed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump was inaugurated.

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    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017)

    "According to some of the reports, the information may come from classified intelligence products," Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general.

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    "We have serious concerns about the potential inadequate protection of classified information here," they wrote.