Cummings: Flynn's security clearance should be revoked

Cummings: Flynn's security clearance should be revoked
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsAppeals court asks DOJ to weigh in on Trump congressional subpoena fight Four heated moments from House hearing on conditions at border facilities Border Patrol chief was member of secret Facebook group for agents: report MORE (D-Md.) on Sunday said he agrees with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNYT's Friedman repeatedly says 's---hole' in tirade against Trump on CNN GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets 'obviously not racist' On the USMCA, Pelosi can't take yes for an answer MORE (D-Calif.) that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s security clearance should be revoked until the investigation into his conversations with Russia’s ambassador are complete.

“Yes, I think that's an appropriate action,” Cummings told ABC’s “This Week."

“But, there's something else that needs to be asked. That is — did the president instruct General Flynn to talk to the ambassador? And did he know about it? If he knew about this conversation, when did he know it? That, to me, that is the key question. And we need to find out what that answer is.”

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The mounting criticism of Flynn comes several days after The Washington Post reported that Flynn discussed sanctions against Russia prior to the inauguration with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

Pelosi on Saturday said Flynn’s clearance should be suspended until the details are revealed regarding his communications.

“General Flynn should be suspended and have his intelligence clearance revoked until the facts are known about his secret contacts with the Russians," she said.