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Feinstein, Grassley seek full briefing, transcripts of Flynn calls


District of Columbia (CNN.com)A bi-partisan Senate couple is seeking the Justice Department to produce particulars and transcripts that activated the fall of Michael Flynn, the President Donald Trump’s national-security advisor who had been fired Monday.

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein, the leading Republican and Democrat respectively on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to the Justice Department and FBI on Wednesday to request for a briefing in two months along with the transcripts of Flynn’s contact with the Russian ambassador in December that finally led to his downfall.
Flynn then withheld info from Vice President Mike Pence in regards to the call and mentioned, among other other items, American sanctions against his nation — and spoke together with the Russian ambassador throughout the presidential transition. This is a violation of protocol for an government to talk about foreign policy, especially with the opponent, before taking office.
    “(Media) reports raise substantial questions about the content and context of Mr. Flynn’s discussions with Russian officials, the conclusions reached by the Justice Department and the actions it took in response, as well as possible leaks of classified information by current and former government employees,” Grassley and Feinstein wrote in the letter, which is resolved to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Jim Comey, the manager of the FBI.
    Along with the briefing and transcript, the pair is seeking the FBI report “summarizing the intercepted calls.”
    Flynn, who on Wednesday had his access to classified intelligence suspended, is also prone to function as the matter of a study by the Senate.

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