Rep. Perry: Flynn’s Service ‘Beyond Reproach,’ Facts Surrounding Resignation Still Unclear

By Andrew Eicher | February 15, 2017 | 1:18pm EST

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) (AP) 

( -- U.S. House Representative Scott Perry (R-Pa.), a U.S. military veteran, defended former National Security Adviser General Mike Flynn at a Conversations with Conservatives event on Tuesday, saying, “General Flynn’s service both in uniform and out is beyond reproach, and I don’t want to question that, I’m not going to question that at all.”

General Flynn resigned as President Trump’s National Security Advisor on Monday, following revelations that he failed to report the details of his conversations with Russian officials regarding sanctions imposed by the United States.

Representative Perry noted, however, that while Flynn’s actions may have been “premature,” “we don’t know if it was anything more than the Russian ambassador bringing up sanctions in a conversation and then it being moved on from there.”

The congressman added that Flynn currently faces judgement “based on the accusations without any facts to support them."  Perry acknowledged the need for a congressional investigation to have a “full accounting” of what happened.

General Michael T. Flynn, former National Security Adviser to President Donald J. Trump.  (AP) 


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