Blumenauer Calls for Immediate Suspension & Investigation of Michael Flynn

February 10, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement regarding National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russian government officials in late December:

“Too many questions remain unanswered about Donald Trump’s and his administration’s ties to Russia. Michael Flynn’s discussions with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak are yet another concerning example.

"There needs to be a full investigation into the nature of Flynn’s discussions, including his references to the election-related sanctions on Russia.

“Until such an investigation is complete and the American people get the answers they deserve, Flynn should be immediately suspended and denied access to classified materials. That’s why I’m joining Rep. Eric Swalwell’s effort to demand Donald Trump do just that.

“Flynn’s actions may be illegal, and if so, he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If not illegal, his decisions show a serious lack of judgment – begging the question of whether he is capable of keeping Americans safe and secure.”