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McConnell: 'Highly Likely' Senate Will Investigate Flynn

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 04:38 PM

The Senate Intelligence Committee appears poised to examine the situation involving now former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it's "highly likely" the panel will investigate what Flynn might have discussed with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

"I think the fundamental question for us is what is our involvement in it, and who ought to look at it," McConnell said. "And the intelligence committee is already looking at Russian involvement in our election. As Sen. [Roy] Blunt has already indicated, it is highly likely they will want to take a look at this episode as well. They have the broad jurisdiction to do it."

Blunt, a Missouri Republican, is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. McConnell said that committee continues to investigate Russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Flynn resigned Monday night amid reports that he may have discussed America's sanctions on Russia stemming from its interference in the election with Kislyak before President Donald Trump was sworn in.

The White House and the FBI have apparently been looking into the matter for weeks. Trump decided Monday that Flynn needed to be relieved of his duties as his top national security aide.

Two Democratic congressmen called on the White House to give lawmakers a classified briefing on the Flynn situation, asking, "who else within the White House is a current and ongoing risk to our national security."

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