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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls for 'Inquiry Into Russia'

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma. (Getty Images/Samuel Corum)

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 02:38 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma., is calling on Congress to "pull its head out of the sand" and begin investigating Russia in a series of tweets after the resignation of former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

Flynn reportedly spoke to the Russian ambassador to the U.S. before President Donald Trump's inauguration and his appointment to the National Security Council, and later allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence over whether the call included talk of sanctions.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Tuesday his panel would not investigate Flynn's resignation. House Intelligence Committee Chairman David Nunes, R-Calif., also announced he would not investigate Flynn, choosing instead to look into how the story of his phone call was leaked.

But some Republicans agree with Warren that Congress should investigate Trump's connections with Russia.

Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told KTRS radio an investigation "needs" to take place.

"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen," he said. "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."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., focused on the topic of Flynn's conversation with the Russian ambassador, telling CNN's "At This Hour": "I think Congress needs to be informed of what actually Gen. Flynn said to the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions."

"And I want to know," Graham added. "‘Did Gen. Flynn do this by himself or was he directed by somebody to do it?'"

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