House Intel Chair Won’t Probe Trump Over Flynn Resignation, May Investigate Leaks to Press
The morning after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid a firestorm of controversy over his dealings with Russia, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee stated that he won’t be probing President Donald Trump over his discussions with Flynn. However, he is interested in looking at something else — leaks to the press.
According to CNN’s Manu Raju, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke to reporters this morning on Capitol Hill and cited executive privilege as covering Trump regarding his conversations with his NSA. At the same time, Nunes said that he is “very concerned with the leaks” surrounding Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador and that it’s something he “wants to look into.”
Nunes’ comments seem to reflect those made by the president this morning, via Twitter.
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017
The scandal involving Flynn over his communications with Russia blew up following a well-sourced report by the Washington Post Thursday evening revealing that Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador prior to Trump’s inauguration. This was followed by another report last night indicating that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates informed the Trump administration that Flynn was susceptible to blackmail from Russia.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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