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Lankford: Senate Intel Wants to Ask Flynn, Son, 'Every Question We Can'

Lankford: Senate Intel Wants to Ask Flynn, Son, 'Every Question We Can'
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing to examine Oklahoma Attorney General and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC (ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 05 November 2017 01:04 PM

Sen. James Lankford said Sunday the Senate’s intelligence committee wants to ask former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son “every question we can” amid a report there’s enough evidence to bring charges against the pair.

In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” the Oklahoma Republican said panel members “want to be engaged in all areas” of the pair’s possible involvement with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

“We want … [to] ask them both every question we can possibly get out,” he said. “A lot of Americans are going to say ‘did you ask this person that question?’ We're going to make sure that gets out."

According to NBC News, special counselor Robert Mueller's investigators are looking into Flynn's international lobbying work with his son, Michael G. Flynn, including potential money laundering or possibly lying to federal agents about overseas contacts.

The report comes days after indictments were served to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates, and a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos with accusations similar in nature.

Lankford said on Sunday, he’s not concerned about Papadopoulos’ contact with Russia, saying the intel panel is only concerned with collusion “as a strategic thing.”

“What we're looking for is internal within the machine, within the paid staff, as a strategic thing, not ‘did some Russian reach out to a volunteer and did that volunteer try to oversell their position.’ That is an issue that the FBI needs to address. We're looking for systemic issues. "

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Sen. James Lankford said Sunday the Senate's intelligence committee wants to ask former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son "every question we can" amid a repor there's enough evidence to bring charges against the pair.
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