Mitch McConnell: "Highly Likely" Senate Intelligence Committee Will Investigate Flynn

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Feb 14, 2017 3:30 PM
Mitch McConnell: "Highly Likely" Senate Intelligence Committee Will Investigate Flynn

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that it is "highly likely" the Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for his dealings with Russia and comments to President-elect Mike Pence.

"The Intelligence Committee is already looking at Russian involvement in our election. Sen. Blunt has indicated that it's highly likely they'd want to take a look at this episode as well," he said.  McConnell also noted that the committee has the power to "look at whatever they choose to."

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Flynn was asked to resign by President Donald Trump.

"We got to a point not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue with a level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change. The president was very concerned that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others," Spicer said.