[2/16/17] Senate Republicans may be looking to launch a deeper investigation into former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s relationship with Russian officials, opening a new front in the White House’s war to control public relations in the wake of Flynn’s resignation.
(There are currently no fewer than four Congressional investigations of Russia underway.)
Furthermore, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s also concerned about the timeline of Flynn’s resignation, how quickly the White House acted, and how involved administration members may have been in facilitating Flynn’s call to Russia. Senators John Cornyn and Roy Blunt, both Republicans, suggested that Flynn might be called to testify in front of Congress.
One lifelong Republican in Ohio, a former judge not in Congress, even suggested that Donald Trump resign over the affair.
Of course, most prominent Republicans are tempering their criticisms by insisting they will also look into whether leaks from the White House or intelligence agencies, which put Flynn’s misdirection into the public light, were intentional.