Rep. Meeks Statement on Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea
Rep. Meeks Statement Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea
Washington, D.C.—Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, released the following statement today regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI about communications he had with the Russian government:
“Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has admitted he is guilty of a serious crime. Flynn’s guilty plea underscores the continued need for a thorough investigation—free of disruption, obstruction, or any other attempts to impede it by President Trump or anyone else—into the Trump campaign and this administration’s ties to Russia. Americans have every reason to be concerned about the Kremlin’s impact on our election and its influence over senior White House officials.
“Recent reports shedding light into this President’s attempt to convince Republican Senators to abandon the investigation into his administration reinforces concern. It further stresses that it is imperative for Congress to establish a bipartisan, independent commission into Russia’s interference in our electoral system, and its attempt to undermine our democracy.
“I continue to encourage my Republican colleagues to put country over party and join Democrats in establishing said commission.”