House Dems pressing for Flynn to testify to Intel panel

House Democrats are pressing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) to ask former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify before the panel.

Flynn resigned late Monday after revelations that he misled top White House officials about the nature of his conversations with a Russian envoy to the U.S. during the transition. Nunes has said he’s not interested in investigating Flynn.

"I've just heard that there's a letter circulating to the chairman to ask Michael Flynn to come before the committee," said Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), who serves on the Intelligence Committee.


Adam Schiff (Calif.), the panel’s ranking Democrat, intends to ask Nunes at a meeting Wednesday afternoon to expand the scope of the committee's investigation into Kremlin interference in last year’s election to include Flynn's communications with the Russians.

"If you are Michael Flynn do you come? Are you subpoenaed? Do you demand, for example, immunity? Do you demand immunity because there's been an indictment? There's just a lot of moving pieces," Himes said.

He also joined Democratic leadership in calling for an independent investigation into the matter.

While Senate Republicans expressed openness to probing Flynn's interactions with the Russian ambassador, some Republicans in the House dismissed the effort, saying the matter was closed after President Trump forced Flynn out.

"This White House certainly dealt with this issue rather quickly, it seems to me. General Flynn's no longer the security adviser, so I think it's much to do about nothing," Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) told The Hill.

Watch the video above to hear the lawmakers in their own words.