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.
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.
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: