Top Dem tells colleagues to expect more Flynn revelations: report

Top Dem tells colleagues to expect more Flynn revelations: report
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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is expecting more revelations to surface about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, Politico reported on Tuesday.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBannon directed Cambridge Analytica to research discouraging voter turnout, whistleblower says Overnight Tech: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower meets House Dems | SEC fines Yahoo M over email breach | Senators unveil internet privacy bill Overnight Defense: Trump steps up fight with California over guard deployment | Heitkamp is first Dem to back Pompeo for State | Dems question legality of Syria strikes MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly told Democratic colleagues in a closed-door meeting that a report about Flynn's discussion of U.S. sanctions with Russia's ambassador before President Trump will not be the last about the senior aide, who resigned Monday night.

Schiff also suggested that Flynn's conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak could be the subject of congressional investigation, according to Politico, which added that he said those conversations are not covered by executive privilege, as some House Republicans have argued.

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Republicans have, so far, dismissed calls to investigate Flynn. House Oversight Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzIngraham’s ratings spike a wake-up for advertisers Boehner to campaign for House GOP candidates Americans want to protect public lands, Congress should listen MORE (R-Utah) said Tuesday that his panel would not investigate, saying the issue has "taken care of itself."

Flynn communicated with Kislyak numerous times in the months before Trump's inauguration in January, including a call on Dec. 29, after then-President Obama issued new sanctions against the Kremlin for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.