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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 02:14 AM

Sen. Susan Collins wants Mike Flynn to testify before Congress about his Russia connections

https://thinkprogress.org/susan-collins-russia-investigation-michael-flynn-e38f7a927c16#.ghfcrosez





Aaron Rupar
Journalist, ThinkProgress.

GOP senator wants Mike Flynn to testify before Congress about his Russia connections

Sen. Susan Collins says she’s also open to subpoenaing Trump’s tax returns.

Despite many unanswered questions about connections between President Donald Trump, his inner circle, and Russian officials, Republican members of Congress have so far been reluctant to pursue a robust investigation.

But during an interview with Maine Public Radio on Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) expressed confidence that Congress will conduct a thorough, bipartisan investigation.
“I am confident that since this is a completely bipartisan investigation with full-time staff, that we’ll get to the bottom of this,” she said, adding that she anticipates the investigation will culminate in a public report.

Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she and other members want former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to testify before them. Flynn lost his job last Monday after it was revealed he had lied about discussing Russian sanctions during his pre-inauguration communications with the Russian ambassador. The next day, news broke that the Trump campaign was in “constant contact” with Russian intelligence before the election. The U.S. intelligence community has made public its findings that Russia used cyberattacks and other methods to meddle in the presidential election on behalf of Trump.

“I am going to request, and many of the members will, that we call Mike Flynn to come testify — the former national security adviser — to testify before us, so we’re not going to exclude anyone from our review,” Collins said. “It will be thorough, accurate, bipartisan, and in depth.”

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 03:07 AM

1. However, the reality is that the Republicans will

Block as much as possible until after the mid terms. It's up to Democrats to make as much noise about this in the meantime, and extract as much political capital as possible. The likes of Collins can say what she wants but knows that unless 2 other Republicans vote with her, this is all cya stuff.

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:16 AM

2. Well, this is a good start. The dam may be cracking.

When I see 45 with 38% approval ratings, and I know the Senators see it too, it gives me hope that they will be politically motivated to do the right thing.

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