House Intel Chair On Flynn: DC Is ‘Rough Town For Honorable People’

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February 14, 2017 10:43 a.m.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday morning downplayed Michael Flynn’s resignation from his role as national security adviser to President Donald Trump.

“Michael Flynn served in the U.S. military for more than three decades. Washington, D.C. can be a rough town for honorable people, and Flynn—who has always been a soldier, not a politician—deserves America’s gratitude and respect for dedicating so much of his life to strengthening our national security. I thank him for his many years of distinguished service,” Nunes, who served on Trump’s transition team, said in a statement.

Nunes also told reporters that he would not investigate Flynn’s discussions with Trump about his calls with the Russian ambassador. However, the House Intelligence chair did say that he wants more information on how details about Flynn’s calls were leaked to the press:

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