November 30, 2017

Duckworth Statement on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement today in response to President Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's guilty plea to "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador:

"Today's guilty plea by President Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn admitting he willfully and knowingly lied to the FBI is extremely troubling-and it is not normal. As one of the Trump's senior advisors, Michael Flynn was in a position of significant influence and every American should be alarmed if reports that he abused his position to betray our nation on behalf of foreign interests are validated. Whether Flynn delayed critical anti-ISIL coalition military operations or sought to undermine U.S. sanctions against Russian adversaries, the American people deserve a full and transparent accounting of his actions to understand why he recklessly lied to Federal law enforcement agents conducting a criminal investigation. This must include whether President Trump directed Flynn or had knowledge of his actions."