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February 14, 2017

Thompson Statement on the Resignation of National Security Advisor Flynn

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn:

“The resignation of Michael Flynn is welcome news but provides no answers as to the Trump Administration's apparent ties to Russia. It's clear from reporting that President Trump knew of Flynn's potential conflicts and ties to Russia in January and failed to act. Flynn should have never served a day in the White House.”

“Even though Republicans in Congress want to turn a blind eye and move on from this disaster so they can jam through their unpopular domestic agenda, we will do no such thing. Now more than ever, we need an independent commission to fully investigate Russia's interference with the election and any potential Trump campaign ties to the Kremlin.”

“President Trump campaigned on hiring the best people and on being the best manager - but the unnecessary chaos and drama he has brought to the America people in just three weeks is bordering on sadistic – and is without doubt a clear threat to national security.  As a President without a mandate, President Trump must start doing what's best for the American people.”

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