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MoveOn: Flynn’s Resignation Raises More Questions Than It Answers; Buck Stops With Trump

Calls for Investigation: What Did The President Know And When Did He Know It?

Statement of Ilya Sheyman, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Political Action:

“The resignation of Michael Flynn raises more questions than it answers. We now know that the White House was told weeks ago that not only was Flynn lying but that he was a target for Russian blackmail and yet Donald Trump apparently did nothing.

“Let’s be clear: the buck stops with Trump. An independent investigation is needed to ask: What did the President know and when did he know it?

“Rarely a day goes by without at least one new and shocking revelation about this Administration’s possible ties to the Russian government. These ties have already cost two of Trump’s top aides, Flynn and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, their jobs.

“It is time that everyone acknowledge that the problem is not Trump’s staff; it is Trump. Trump is at the center of the questions about ties to Russia and corruption that have dogged this administration.

“The question is whether Republicans in Congress are more interested in tax cuts for the wealthy than they are in finding out the truth and defending American security and interests. Nothing less than the safety of our nation depends on the answer to this question.”