National Security Advisor Mike Flynn discussed hacking-related sanctions with the Russian ambassador before the Trump administration took office, contrary to the public assertions of Vice President Mike Pence and White House spokesman Sean Spicer, a U.S. intelligence official told NBC News…
… “It’s clear that concerns about General Flynn’s ties to Russia were well warranted,” said Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “**The President must relieve General Flynn immediately.”
Others called for further investigation.
**“That General Flynn may have misled the vice president of the United States and others raises the most serious questions about his ability to continue serving as national security advisor,” **said Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee member. “I hope federal law enforcement professionals investigate this matter immediately. Any effort to undermine our nation’s foreign policy - even during a transition period — may be illegal and must be taken seriously.”