GOP senator: Flynn will ‘likely’ be asked to testify

GOP senator: Flynn will ‘likely’ be asked to testify
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It’s "likely" that former national security adviser Michael Flynn will be pulled before lawmakers to answer questions about his talks with Moscow, Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntRussian assault on 'American idea' enables Trump to take tough action Eleven lawmakers have used campaign funds to pay NRA dues: report Kimmel writer tweets amount NRA has given lawmakers in response to shooting prayers MORE (R-Mo.) said Tuesday.
"I think it's likely General Flynn will be at some point asked to come and talk to the committee about both post-election activities and any other activities he may be aware of," Blunt told reporters.
Flynn stepped down Monday night amid reports that he misled White House officials over his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition period.
The Washington Post reported Monday night that the White House counsel had been warned that Flynn misled top figures when he said he didn’t speak with the Russian envoy about President Obama’s sanctions against Moscow in late December.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) pointed to Blunt's remarks, saying it's "highly likely" the Intelligence Committee will investigate Flynn's conversations with Moscow and that the committee has a "broad jurisdiction" to do so.
Democrats want an independent commission to probe Flynn's talks with Moscow as part of a larger investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump team.
But Senate Republicans appeared to shoot that down Tuesday, noting the Intelligence Committee was already looking into Russia.
"I think the fundamental question for us is what our involvement in this and who ought to look it," McConnell told reporters.
Blunt added that the Intelligence Committee is "well on the way" to probing Russia and the Flynn issue could "fit" into that.