Last month, President Donald J. Trump formally asked for National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation after learning he misled Vice President Pence about communications with the Russian government.
Despite the fact that Flynn’s communications with Russian officials were perfectly within his legal authority as National Security Adviser, the pressure from Democrats and the liberal media forced the president to ask for his resignation. After Flynn’s departure from the White House, President Trump reiterated his support for his former aide, and stressed that the real problem was the flood of illegal leaks coming from his administration.
Now, as the Flynn saga continues to swirl, Judicial Watch has formally sued the CIA, DOJ, and Department of Treasury for records related to the leaks involving the Flynn investigation.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeks records “related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency et al. (No.1:17-cv-00397)). (The National Security Agency refused to confirm or deny the existence of intelligence records about communications between Gen. Flynn and Amb Kislyak.)”
— Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) March 7, 2017
From Judicial Watch:
Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak between October 1, 2016 and the present.
This request includes, but is not limited to, any and all related warrants, affidavits, declarations, or similar records regarding the aforementioned investigation.
For purposes of clarification, please find enclosed a CNN report regarding the investigation, which cites information that was provided to CNN by members of the Intelligence Community.
In it’s press release, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton argued “President Trump is on to something. The Obama-connected wiretapping and illegal leaks of classified material concerning President Trump and General Flynn are a scandal. Judicial Watch aims to get to the truth about these crimes and we hope the Trump administration stands with us in the fight for transparency.”
Unsurprisingly, America’s intelligence agencies have provided little if any evidence into their investigation of Michael Flynn and his communications with Russian officials, and that’s why Judicial Watch is demanding answers.
Every American deserves answers on this.
What do you think Judicial Watch wants to know from its FOIA request? Will it get the answers from the government it wants? Share your thoughts below!