Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, on Wednesday morning said he wants a congressional investigation into Michael Flynn and the Trump White House’s ties to Russia, saying that a failure to take on the issue could “destabilize” the federal government’s ability to enact policy on the issue.
“The base issue is getting to the bottom of what the Russian interference was and what the relationship was with associates of the Trump effort, and so that is the big elephant in the room that has got to be dealt with in the most appropriate way,” Corker said in an interview with MSNBC.
“There’s the issue of: Is the White House going to have the ability to stabilize itself? This affects us not just with international issues that are brewing all around the world — all kinds of problems — but the domestic agenda here,” Corker added.
Corker said that investigating leaks to the press from the White House and Intelligence Community, which some of his colleagues have focused on, is just a “sub-issue.”
“The big issue right now is dealing with this Russia issue, making sure that it doesn’t destabilize our ability to move ahead as a country and deal with important issues,” he said.