In an unprecedented move, Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned this week, just weeks into the Trump presidency. The whole Flynn resignation has been clouded by controversy relating to Russian interference, intelligence leaks, and internal fights within the Trump administration.
Even though this scandal deals directly with national security, influential Republican leaders in Congress say they won’t investigate it.
Rep Jason Chaffetz R-UT tells reporters there’s no need to further probe Flynn. “It’s taking care of itself”
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 14, 2017
.@SenOrrinHatch says Flynn resignation doesn’t “deserve” investigation. “I think highly of him, he’s a hero of this country for many years”
— Jacqueline Klimas (@jacqklimas) February 14, 2017
One GOP lawmaker openly said “it makes no sense” to investigate fellow Republicans: “I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”
As Mother Jones pointed out on Thursday, things are not going well for the Trump administration:
President Donald Trump’s first month in office has been marked by a series of seemingly unending disasters—from bungled executive orders and the abrupt resignation of his national security adviser to the unprecedented leaks to the press and so on.