Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday called for an exhaustive investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia and said the Intelligence Committee should immediately speak with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Flynn resigned Monday evening amid revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had in December with Russia's ambassador to the US about sanctions placed on Russia. Pence had defended Flynn on television and denied he discussed sanctions after initial reports of the conversations.
"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen," Blunt said on KTRS radio. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."
"But the Senate Intelligence Committee is looking at this," he continued. "I would think that we should talk to Gen. Flynn very soon and that should answer a lot of questions. What did he know? What did he do? And is there any reason to believe that anybody knew that and didn't take the kind of action they should have taken?"
Somebody asked me awhile back if I thought there was any chance that the Republicans would support an investigation Trump's ties to Russia, and the Russian hacking of our election.
My answer was that they would probably not do anything until not doing anything endangered their chances for reelection, which is really their motivating force for most of what they do.
Apparently we are getting to that place now.
Look for other Republicans to start jumping aboard this train as well in the coming days and weeks.
And let's face it, they already have a lot to work with already.
Though according to a Russian news outlet there is nothing to see here so everybody just needs to move along.The notion that Flynn DIDN'T make these phone calls at DT's behest is laughable. Flynn leads directly to DT. pic.twitter.com/OBGXlommHx— Free bird (@TearsInHeaven09) February 14, 2017
Courtesy of Sputnik News:
The Kremlin spokesman said Moscow and Washington had not broached the issue of lifting anti-Russia sanctions.
According to the Washington Post several Russian lawmakers rushed to defend the Trump administration:
Leading Russian lawmakers rushed to defend President Trump’s former national security adviser Tuesday after he resigned amid furor over his misleading statements to senior White House officials, including Vice President Pence, about his contacts with Russia.
The heads of the foreign-affairs committees in Russia’s upper and lower houses of parliament chalked up Michael Flynn’s resignation to a dark campaign of Russophobia in Washington, and said it would undermine relations between the White House and the Kremlin.
Oh, well there you go then.
Boy the Russians must REALLY think that the American people are gullible idiots.
Oh wait, they already KNOW they are because they easily manipulated them into putting Donald Trump into the White House.
I almost forgot.