“The disclosure that General Flynn spoke repeatedly to Russian Ambassador Kislyak regarding the easing of U.S. sanctions on Russia, potentially undermining important U.S. foreign policy, reveals a stunning and potentially criminal dereliction of General Flynn’s duty to our nation,” the senators wrote. “The revelation of these secret calls by General Flynn arises amidst several serious unresolved questions about ties between this administration and Russia.”
Trump has blamed the news media for the controversy and charged that unnamed officials were leaking classified information to news organizations about Flynn’s contacts with Kislyak.
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Jennifer Donohue, a Brown spokeswoman said Brown “would not oppose an investigation into the leaks. But let’s be clear, the real issue here is whether the White House’s ties to Russian officials undermine our national security and democratic institutions. We cannot allow questions over how the information came to light be used as a distraction to continue hiding the truth from the American people.”
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