Rep. Sewell Statement on Flynn Guilty Plea
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), a Member of the House Intelligence Committee which is investigating Russia’s influence campaign, releases the following statement:
“The plea deal made by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is an important step forward in the investigation of Russia’s efforts to influence our democracy. Today’s agreement exposes new details about Flynn’s lies to the FBI as well as the involvement of senior members of the Trump transition team with outreach to Russian officials. It is clear that Robert Mueller and his team of investigators have approached this investigation with professionalism and a determination to identify and prosecute potential criminal acts. I hope that General Flynn’s cooperation with the Special Counsel extends to the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s influence campaign.
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.