02.14.17

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Resignation of Michael Flynn

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

"General Flynn's decision to step down as National Security Advisor was all but ordained the day he misled the country about his secret talks with the Russian Ambassador. In fact, Flynn was always a poor choice for National Security Advisor, a role in which you need to be a consensus builder, and possess sobriety and steady judgment.  It is certainly no role for someone who plays fast and loose with the truth. 

"But Flynn's departure does not end questions over his contacts with the Russians, which have been alleged to have begun well before December 29. These alleged contacts and any others the Trump campaign may have had with the Kremlin are the subject of the House Intelligence Committee's ongoing investigation. Moreover, the Trump Administration has yet to be forthcoming about who was aware of Flynn's conversations with the Ambassador and whether he was acting on the instructions of the President or any other officials, or with their knowledge."