On Friday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) released a statement regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilt plea.
“There is now more than enough evidence to form the basis of a congressional investigation into the President’s obstruction of justice — and it is long past time that the House Committee on the Judiciary engage on this matter. I urge Chairman [Bob] Goodlatte [R-Va.] to finally begin our oversight work without delay,” Nadler said.
He continued, stating, “This development adds further weight to our suspicion of President Trump’s corrupt motives when he approached former FBI Director Comey about the Flynn investigation and asked that he ‘let it go.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, also commented on Flynn’s guilt plea while appearing on CNN.
“This is the national security adviser of the country, the chief adviser to the President in terms of protecting our country and basically he has admitted that he was a liar. This is part of a broader pattern in which the administration officials as well as campaign officials have dissembled or outright lied about their contacts with Russians. He told senior transition officials about this, those people all became part of that White House. So it’s not going to be that easy for the White House to simply say, ‘nothing to see here,’” Schiff said.