GOP Calling For Investigation Into Flynn, Trump And Russian Ties

Two GOP Senators Are Calling For An Investigation Into Trump And Flynn

It seems the GOP is breaking ranks over General Mike Flynn and his resignation. While Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated that there is no need to rush to judgement there are some high ranking members in the GOP who are not following the party line.

Senator John Cornyn, who has previously called for an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties, is now calling for another investigation into Mike Flynn’s ties to Russia. It was these ties which forced the former National Security advisor to resign after a lot of probing and pressure took place over the weekend. Part of that pressure and probing found out that the Trump administration knew about Flynn’s ties to Russia as they were informed by former Attorney General Sally Yates before she was fired. However, the Trump administration also let Flynn sit on security council meetings after they received the information.

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Cornyn isn’t the only GOP Senator calling for an investigation as Senator Roy Blunt who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has also called for an exhaustive investigation not only into Flynn’s connections but also Trump’s when it comes to Russia.

“I think everybody needs that investigation to happen,” Blunt said on KTRS radio via CNN.com. “And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn’t reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions.”

There has been a lot of questions and speculation as to how much the president knew or didn’t know regarding Flynn. It’s already been confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t kept into the loop regarding Flynn’s phone call to Russian ambassador Sergei Kisylak regarding the sanctions that the Obama administration placed on Russia for tampering with the presidential election.

“But the Senate Intelligence Committee is looking at this,” he continued. “I would think that we should talk to Gen. Flynn very soon and that should answer a lot of questions. What did he know? What did he do? And is there any reason to believe that anybody knew that and didn’t take the kind of action they should have taken? For all of us, finding out if there’s a problem or not and sooner rather than later is the right thing to do.”

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Thomas Fernandez is the managing editor for Sports Talk Florida and News Talk Florida. He started his career in media by covering the NHL and the Tampa Bay Lightning. After covering the NHL for two years, he hopped on board the news cycle and has been covering both sports and news for the last year. He has covered major sporting events as well as politics which affects the Florida audience. Thomas is a Tampa native and graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor of arts in Public Relations.