Warren calls for probe into Trump White House Russia Ties

The following article by Martin Finucane was posted on the Boston Glub website February 14, 2017:

In a series of tweets posted in the wake of national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, Massachusetts US Senator Elizabeth Warren called for a bipartisan inquiry into the Trump administration’s contacts with Russia, saying national security was at stake.

Congress must pull its head out of the sand and launch a real, bipartisan, transparent inquiry into Russia. Our natl security is at stake.


The Democratic lawmaker said she welcomed Flynn’s “removal” but more investigation was needed into the administration’s “disturbing ties” to the Russians. She joined a number of other Democrats who raised an outcry over Flynn Tuesday.

Flynn resigned Monday after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about his pre-inauguration conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that the “real story” was “illegal leaks.” In recent weeks, stories about the White House have cited numerous sources, in some cases as many as “dozens” or “more than two dozen.” Sources featured prominently Monday in stories that said the acting attorney general had warned the Trump White House that Flynn was at risk of blackmail.

The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?

At a morning photo opportunity, Trump did not answer shouted questions asking for comment about Flynn.

Here are the tweets that led up to Warren’s call for the bipartisan inquiry:

Michael Flynn’s blinding religious hatred & shady Russian ties disqualified him as NSA on day one. His removal is a win for American values.

But American national security demands that we not allow Michael Flynn to become a scapegoat for this Admin’s disturbing ties to Russia.

This isn’t a game. Reports say the Russians conducted a series of successful cyber-attacks on our elections to help elect @realDonaldTrump.

Reports say our own intel agencies have corroborated parts of a dossier alleging that Russia has compromising info about @realDonaldTrump.

.@StateDept Sec Rex Tillerson has close ties to Putin. @CommerceGov nominee Wilbur Ross has close financial ties to Putin buddies.

.@realDonaldTrump is still making money overseas & may have financial ties to Russia. Nobody knows since he STILL won’t release his taxes.

This. Is. Not. Normal. @realDonaldTrump owes Americans a full account of his Admin’s dealings with Russia, both before & after the election.

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