WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, which includes U.S.-Russia policy, released the following statement after General Michael Flynn resigned Monday night from his position as National Security Advisor. Murphy raised concerns last week in response to bombshell revelations that Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to President Trump’s inauguration.
"General Flynn had to go once it became clear that he was coordinating with the Russian government as a private citizen and lying about it. But let's be clear – right now, there are way more questions than answers on President Trump's relationship with Russia. At least one newspaper is reporting that Flynn began coordinating with the Russian government before the election, while Russia was carrying out cyberattacks in support of Trump’s candidacy. It's more important now than ever for Congress to convene a bipartisan commission to get to the bottom of this issue. The future of our democracy depends on it."