In what may be a sample of what it will be like during the House Intelligence Committee hearings into the communications between the Trump administration and Russian officials, the leader of the committee said that former national security advisor Michael Flynn should be thanked by a grateful nation.
During an interview with the New York Times, where many Democratic leaders voiced their concern that the committee will not be taking the investigation seriously, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has a different opinion of Flynn’s connections with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak ahead of Trump’s inauguration.
Nunes claims that Flynn was “tangent” in his upcoming hearings and that the nation should appreciate his actions.
“From everything that I can see, his conversations with the Russian ambassador, he was doing this country a favor, and he should be thanked for it,” Nunes said without giving any details about the importance or content of Flynn’s conversations.
President Trump fired Flynn after it was discovered the he did not tell Vice President Pence the truth about the conversations, which led to the vice president claiming that a meeting never happened on national TV.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is worried that Democratic objections will be ignored and the hearings will be a whitewash.
“If we get to the point at any time where I feel we can’t do that, where there are legitimate lines of investigation that are being walled off, then I will say so,” Schiff promised.