CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN

February 14, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Michael Flynn.

"Let's be clear:  Michael Flynn resigned because the press brought his egregious misconduct to the attention of the American people. Our Republic depends on the Freedom of the Press. 

What is deeply disturbing is that the White House apparently knew for weeks from a Department of Justice report that Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail, yet President Trump kept him on. Senior White House official Kellyanne Conway stated yesterday that President Trump had full confidence in Flynn. If nine US officials did not leak their concerns to the Washington Post, Michael Flynn may still be the US National Security Advisor. 

There is more to this story. What did President Trump know and when did he know it? What did Vice President Pence know and when did he know it?  

We can't have a situation where the Trump Administration takes corrective action only when the press catches them engaging in misconduct. The American people deserve answers from President Trump and Vice President Pence."

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