Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Guilty Plea of Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement after former National Security Advisor and Trump transition team member Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russian officials:
“We should all be concerned that one of President Trump’s top campaign consultants – and the man he eventually seated at the head of the National Security Council under his Administration – has now pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators. That President Trump allegedly encouraged former FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation of General Flynn, and later fired him, is all the more alarming.
General Flynn is the fourth top Trump associate to be charged in connection with the investigation of a hostile nation that we know interfered with our election with possible collusion from Americans associated with our Commander in Chief. We can’t allow any country to attack our democracy. I urge Special Counsel Mueller and the Congressional Committees of jurisdiction to continue their pursuit of the facts.
The American people deserve justice based on facts, not politics. Let’s get these facts as quickly as possible to determine if additional crimes have been committed or not. Only then can we move forward as a country once and for all.”