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Congressman Thompson: Flynn resignation from White House was welcome

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned Monday night. According to Fox News, Flynn resigned because he “inadvertently” briefed top officials with incomplete information regarding a call with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn:

“The resignation of Michael Flynn is welcome news but provides no answers as to the Trump Administration’s apparent ties to Russia,” said Thompson. “It’s clear from reporting that President Trump knew of Flynn’s potential conflicts and ties to Russia in January and failed to act. Flynn should have never served a day in the White House.”

Thompson accused Republicans in Congress of wanting to “turn a blind eye” and that further action is needed.

“We need an independent commission to fully investigate Russia’s interference with the election and any potential Trump campaign ties to the Kremlin,” said Thompson.

The Congressman added that picking the best Cabinet was one of the platforms President Trump ran his campaign on, and that he has failed to deliver.

“The unnecessary chaos and drama he has brought to the America people in just three weeks is bordering on sadistic – and is without doubt a clear threat to national security. As a President without a mandate, President Trump must start doing what’s best for the American people.”

 

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