GOP Senator Roy Blunt said on Tuesday during an interview with KTRS radio that a very detailed and complete investigation should happen to fully understand what’s been going on between the Trump administration and Russia, CNN reported.
“And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principal responsibility to look into this, and I think we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn’t reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions.”
He stated that the Senate Intelligence Committee should also talk to the president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, “very soon,” adding that discussion should “answer a lot of questions.”
“What did he know? What did he do? And is there any reason to believe that anybody else knew that and didn’t take the kind of action they should have taken?” he said.
“For all of us, finding out if there’s a problem or not and sooner rather than later is the right thing to do,” he added.
Flynn resigned Monday night after reports revealed that he lied to White House officials about his conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the US.
He blamed his resignation on the “fast pace of events” that led him to “inadvertently” give Vice President Mike Pence and others “incomplete information” about his phone conversations with the Russian ambassador.
“The national security adviser of all the people that work with and for the President has to be absolutely trustworthy and truthful and apparently he wasn’t and he paid the price for that…” Blunt said. “In this case absolute trustworthiness is the most important thing, even better than, even more important than knowledge, you’ve got to trust what the national security adviser says and apparently that wasn’t gonna be the case here.”