’s response to the extremely serious allegations against General Flynn, we request that you provide the following information by February 28, 2017:

1.                When were you first notified about General Flynn’s December 2016 discussions with the Russian Ambassador about U.S. sanctions and the potential that General Flynn could be subject to blackmail?  Who notified you?

2.                  Who did you tell about these warnings, and when did you tell them? 

3.                  What steps, if any, did you or any other White House official take to correct the inaccurate statements that the White House had made to the public?

4.                  What steps did you or any other White House official take to suspend, isolate, or otherwise minimize General Flynn’s access to classified information or policy discussions related to Russia after receiving the warning from the Department of Justice?

5.                  How many classified intelligence briefings involving matters related to Russia did General Flynn attend as the National Security Advisor?  How many classified intelligence products involving matters related to Russia did General Flynn receive as the National Security Advisor?

6.                  When did the President lose confidence and trust in General Flynn, and what was the preceding cause?

7.                  What potential disciplinary actions for General Flynn, if any, did you or anyone else in the Trump Administration discuss for misleading Vice President Pence and other White House officials?

8.                  Was the President or anyone else in the Trump Administration aware that General Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador before January 26, 2017?  Did anyone in the Trump Administration direct General Flynn to conduct these discussions? 

9.                  Did Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., K.T. McFarland, or anyone else in the National Security Council know about occurrence and/or the content of General Flynn’s conversations with the Russians?  If so, did they inform any of their superiors?  

10.              Did anyone consult with or advise the President-Elect in any way on public messages he posted on his Twitter Account praising Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 30, 2016 —one day after several phone calls were placed between General Flynn and the Russian Ambassador?

11.              When did you complete your legal analysis or review of the matter related to Flynn?  Did you consult with the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel regarding your analysis?

12.              Did you or any other White House official review the transcripts of the calls between General Flynn and the Russian Ambassador?  If so, who conducted the review and for calls on what dates?

13.              Did General Flynn report the fact that he had been interviewed by the FBI to you or anyone else in the White House?  Were you aware that General Flynn had been interviewed by the FBI?

14.              Have any other White House officials been interviewed by the FBI?  If so, who was interviewed and on what date?

15.              Were you involved in any adjudication analysis or decision regarding General Flynn’s security clearance?  If you were not, please identify who in the White House was involved.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.




Rep. Elijah E. Cummings                         Rep. John Conyers                 

Ranking Member                                   Ranking Member

House Committee on Oversight and           House Committee on the Judiciary

Government Reform                                                  


Adam Smith                                         Bennie G. Thompson

Ranking Member                                   Ranking Member

Committee on Armed Services                 Committee on Homeland Security


Adam Schiff                                         Eliot L. Engel

Ranking Member                                   Ranking Member

Permanent Select                                  Committee on Foreign Affairs

 Committee on Intelligence    


cc.      The Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Chairman

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman

House Committee on the Judiciary

The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Chairman

Committee on Armed Services

The Honorable Michael McCaul, Chairman

Committee on Homeland Security

The Honorable Devin Nunes, Chairman

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

The Honorable Ed Royce, Chairman

Committee on Foreign Affairs