The Washington Post reports the White House is in “full-blown crisis” following the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. On Tuesday, the White House admitted that Trump knew “for weeks” Flynn had discussed sanctions in a call on December 29 with the Russian ambassador and then lied to Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about it.
The New York Times and CNN are now reporting phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the lead-up to November’s election.
The Times reports U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee.
Lawmakers are now calling for an investigation. For more, we’re joined by Democratic Representative Ted Lieu of California.
Ted Lieu: Democratic congressman from California. He’s a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and continues to serve as a colonel in the Air Force Reserve.
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