Grassley And Feinstein Demand Flynn Transcripts, Briefing On His Resignation
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 16:12
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley and his Democratic counterpart on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the Trump Administration for more information about the Michael Flynn scandal.
"(Media) reports raise substantial questions about the content and context of Mr. Flynn's discussions with Russian officials, the conclusions reached by the Justice Department and the actions it took in response, as well as possible leaks of classified information by current and former government employees", Grassley and Feinstein wrote in the letter, which is addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Jim Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Grassley and Feinstein asked officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ to brief the committee before the end of the month, and to provide copies of all the phone calls the government recorded involving Flynn.
General Michael Flynn resigned on Monday night from his role as the Trump administration's National Security Advisor following a massive media campaign accusing him of contacting Russia's ambassador to the U.S., and misleading the White House about his conversations. They've also requested the transcripts of Flynn's calls, which were reportedly intercepted by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The sudden resignation comes after the revelation that Flynn met with Russian officials before President Trump took office, then lied to Vice President Trump about the nature of his conversation.
Senate Democrats are demanding that Mr. Sessions, one of President Trump's earliest Capitol Hill backers in last year's election, recuse himself from any investigation related to the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russian officials.