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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the resignation of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor:

“General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor is an important first step, but there are a growing number of questions that must be answered.

“What else is there to know about contacts between Trump’s advisors and Russian officials?

“What actions did the White House take when the Justice Department warned—weeks ago—that General Flynn posed a risk of blackmail by Russian officials?

“Did the White House limit his access to classified documents and briefings and was he still advising the president on national security concerns?

“Did General Flynn act alone or did others connected to Trump know about and authorize his communications with Russian officials, including his discussion of U.S. sanctions?

“Congress and the American people deserve a full and fair accounting from the White House without delay. And we must ensure that ongoing investigations into Russia’s interference with the 2016 election remain independent.

“These questions go to the heart of our democratic processes and national security and must not remain unanswered.”