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GOP senator calls for ‘exhaustive’ investigation into Trump’s connections to Russia after Flynn resignation


A Republican senator is breaking with his party, calling for a thorough investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia after the Michael Flynn scandal.

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), who is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told Saint Louis radio station KTRS “everybody needs that investigation to happen.”

“I think 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,” Sen. Blunt said.

Blunt called for the investigation on the heels of the resignation of General Michael Flynn (Ret.), who stepped down from his post as National Security Advisor to Donald Trump after just 24 days in the position. Flynn is alleged to have had a conversation with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, regarding the lifting of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, prior to Trump officially taking office.

“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?” Blunt told KTRS.

Just a week prior to Trump’s inauguration, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters he would be conducting an investigation into any conduct Donald Trump and his staff may have had with Russia. Sen. Blunt is aiming to have General Flynn appear before the committee to answer questions about his ties to Vladimir Putin’s government.

 

Tom Cahill is a writer for US Uncut based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at [email protected], or follow him on Facebook.



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