Sen. John Cornyn: Senate, House Intel Committees Should Investigate Flynn

This story is developing.WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. John Cornyn is calling for the Senate and House Intelligence Committees to conduct an investigation following former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation this week. Flynn bowed out less than a month into his new job on Monday, amid reports that he broke protocol -- and possibly federal law -- by discussing U.S.-imposed sanctions on Russia with a Kremlin official before Donald Trump became president.Flynn insisted that he hadn't discussed the sanctions levied by former President Barack Obama, leading Vice President Mike Pence to vouch for him on national television. This week, Flynn admitted that he misrepresented those conversations to the administration. Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican leader, didn’t specify exactly what the congressional committees should investigate. But asked if he supported calls for Flynn to appear before the Senate Intelligence committee, said an investigation in both the Senate and House “would be the appropriate way to proceed.”Pressed if Flynn should testify, Cornyn said: “That would certainly be an option.”  Continue reading...

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