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Democrats Warn Against White House Interference in Russia Inquiry

Minority leaders stressed that investigations into potential Trump-Russia ties must continue unimpeded.
Source: AP/ Andrew Harnik

Top Democrats reacted to the news on Friday that former National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn had pled guilty to lying to the FBI by warning that President Trump or his allies may try to curtail ongoing investigations into Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, and insisting that those investigations continue without interference.

Flynn, a close Trump ally who campaigned with the about his contacts with the Russian ambassador about sanctions implemented by the previous administration. Those sanctions were put in place to punish Russia for what U.S. intelligence agencies to interfere in the 2016 election on Trump’s behalf. Flynn also that he is cooperating with the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller.

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