Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Scott Peters adds to pressure on National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Feb 13, 2017
In The News

Joining other Democrats, Rep. Scott Peters is calling for National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to be held accountable if he discussed sanctions relief with Russia before Donald Trump became president.


Peters said in a statement that if Flynn discussed with Russian officials eliminating sanctions, he needs to explain who he Flynn to be held accountable if he discussed sanctions relief with Russia before Donald Trump became president.


Peters said in a statement that if Flynn discussed with Russian officials eliminating sanctions, he needs to explain who he was representing and why he had such talks — and then Trump should fire him.


“All of us as public servants pledge loyalty to American interests ahead of our own,” Peters said. “We need to make sure the President and his cabinet put service before self and don’t use their positions of trust to line their own pockets or advance their own agendas. And to do that, we have to know more about the administration’s relationship with Russia.”


Peters, D-San Diego, is the latest to call for increased scrutiny of Flynn’s interactions with Russia and possible termination.


Peters follows at least five other House members including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco who have said Flynn should be fired, or resign, be suspended, be denied access to government secrets, or otherwise leave office.