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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

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Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

Feb 14, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement on the resignation of President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn:

“The resignation of Mike Flynn is good news for the security of our country. We live in a dangerous world and the President needs an honest National Security Advisor who isn’t under a cloud of suspicion. Americans now deserve to know if Flynn was operating under anyone else’s authority.

As former Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am truly alarmed by reports that some intelligence agencies and our allies are withholding crucial sensitive information for fear that it will flow right back to Moscow. 

I am urging the FBI to intensify its investigation into any and all connections between the Trump and Putin administrations. I also ask my colleagues in House leadership to launch a bipartisan, independent Congressional investigation into Russia’s influence on the Administration and the election. And, I am once again calling on President Trump to remove his chief political strategist – Steve Bannon – from the National Security Council and reinstate the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to restore some semblance of respectability to the organization.”