After Contradictory White House Press Briefing, Members Say DOJ And FBI Briefing More Important Than Ever
Washington, DC - Today, every Democratic Member of both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey requesting a full briefing in regards to former National Security Agency Director Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian officials and any knowledge or involvement others in the Trump Administration may have had concerning these communications.
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John Conyers, Jr.
House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement in connection with the letter:
“The American people deserve to know what President Trump knew and when he knew it. After today’s White House press briefing, the importance of the requested briefing with DOJ and the FBI is more important than ever.”
Among other discrepancies, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated at today’s press briefing that the White House Counsel had cleared General Flynn of all legal issues. However, reports by the New York Times indicate that would not be accurate as a legal matter if General Flynn had repeated the same misstatements to the FBI shortly after the inauguration that he had provided the Administration during the same time period.
Mr. Spicer also stated today that Mr. Trump had been made aware of the misstatements by General Flynn for weeks. However, when President Trump was asked about a Washington Post report to that effect , he stated, “I don't know about that. I haven't seen it. What report is that? I haven't seen that. I'll look into that.”