Blumenthal Calls for Special Prosecutor on Flynn, Says Attorney General Can’t Be Counted On to Do the Job

By David Rutz

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) called for a special prosecutor Thursday to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s dealings with Russia and potential conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, saying Attorney General Jeff Sessions could not be counted on to do the job.

Top House Oversight lawmakers said this week that Flynn, who resigned as President Trump’s national security adviser in February, may have broken the law by not disclosing his business dealings with Russia while seeking a national security clearance to work at the White House, according to the New York Times.

House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) laid out documentation to that effect on Thursday, adding the White House was “covering up” for Flynn and making it seem like it had something to hide by not cooperating with the investigation.

Blumenthal followed Cummings and said the letters presented by his colleague from the Department of Defense and Defense Intelligence Agency amounted to “incontrovertible evidence” that Flynn had broken the law.

“This evidence is powerful in showing that General Flynn broke significant criminal laws,” he said. “It will not be investigated and prosecuted unless there is a special prosecutor for all the reasons that Representative …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon