Cummings: Flynn's security clearance should be revoked

Cummings: Flynn's security clearance should be revoked
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsGOP Oversight report says Interior head met with group tied to former clients Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision Nikki Haley voices 'complete support' for Pence MORE (D-Md.) on Sunday said he agrees with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMoulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction Conservatives push Trump tariff relief over payroll tax cuts Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence 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.