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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Day 7: Raja Renews Call for Investigation into Trump Administration’s Russia Ties Amid Revelation Gen. Flynn’s Office Received Plan to Eliminate Sanctions from Putin Ally

February 20, 2017
Press Release
The President’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, reportedly delivered the plan to Gen. Flynn’s office himself

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi renewed his call today for a full investigation by the House Oversight Committee into Gen. Flynn and the Trump Administration's interactions with the Russian government. Seven days have passed since Gen. Flynn resigned due to revelations of his unauthorized discussions of U.S. sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador. Gen. Flynn has still not testified under oath.

Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s issued his statement in response to ongoing reports that President Trump’s personal lawyer delivered a plan to eliminate sanctions on Russia to the office of Gen. Flynn while Flynn served as National Security Advisor. The plan, which was authored by a Ukrainian supporter of Vladimir Putin, was reportedly offered with the encouragement of Putin aides.
 
“I am renewing my call for a full investigation by the House Oversight Committee into Gen. Flynn and the Trump Administration's ties to the Russian government as we continue to learn more about the extent of their dealings,” Rep. Krishnamoorthi said. “Yesterday we learned that the President’s personal attorney delivered to Gen. Flynn’s office a plan to eliminate our sanctions against Russia only a week before Gen. Flynn's resignation. Our current sanctions on Russia were instituted in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its cyber attacks on the United States. This plan to eliminate sanctions is reported to have been proposed by a Putin ally with the encouragement of the Kremlin.  We are facing fundamental questions of national security, and they demand a full investigation immediately.