Rep. Blunt: 'Likely' That Gen. Flynn Will Be Called Before Intelligence Committee

By Susan Jones | February 15, 2017 | 6:45am EST
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) (AP File Photo)

( - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- on which Blunt sits -- is "likely" to summon former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to testify.

"If you're going to be the national security adviser, your credibility has to be absolute," Blunt told a news conference on Tuesday. He said President Trump was right to accept Flynn's resignation.

"The Intel Committee, Intelligence Committee, is looking at what the Obama administration left on the table about Russia and our elections. Chairman Burr and Senator Warner will decide who comes before that committee, but I think it's likely that General Flynn will be at some point asked to come and talk to the committee about both post-election activities and any other activities that he would be aware of."

Some Republicans, including Rep. Devin Nunes  (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, have expressed concern about why an American citizen had his telephone calls recorded and also about who leaked the transcript of those calls.

Blunt agreed: "I think there are a number of unanswered questions that need to be answered about the documents (transcripts), about whether there was a FISA order. There are lots of things that I -- I assure you that Intelligence Committee members will be looking at, and I think we'll be talking about that even later today and later this week."

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