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National security adviser Michael Flynn resigns over contact with Russia

WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn resigned late Monday as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, following mounting scrutiny over his conflicting accounts of contacts with a Russian diplomat and his admission that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the matter. Flynn’s departure, which came after several days in which Trump conspicuously refused to publicly back…

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    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following comment:

    “The resignation of Michael Flynn underscores the increasing and disturbing potential of Russia’s grip on the White House. It’s another instance of someone in the Administration, the other being the President himself, who could potentially be subject to blackmail by the Russian government.

    “Congress has a responsibility to follow all the threads to reveal what this means to our national security and our democracy. There needs to be an outside, bipartisan, and independent investigation into Russian influence in the White House and the election. The FBI needs to step up its investigation into the financial and personal connections of the President to Russia.

    “The American people have a right to know what those in the White House knew, when did they know it, and how deep does it go.”

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