McCain on Trump/Russia Controversy: 'More Shoes To Drop From This Centipede'


Sen. John McCain appears on CNN's 'State of the Union' with Jake Tapper to discuss the news that Mike Flynn was working as a foreign agent for the Turkish government while he was a top-ranking member of the Trump campaign:

TAPPER: We learned this week that General Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser for President Trump, was working as a foreign agent last year while he was advising President Trump's campaign.

Flynn notified the transition team and the White House lawyers about the work he had done for Turkey, but this information was not disclosed to the public, nor did he file the proper paperwork until this week.

Does this trouble you at all that the national security adviser had been, until recently, a paid advocate for a foreign government?

MCCAIN: Jake, there's a lot of things about our relations with Russia that trouble me a lot.

For example, why was the provision in the Republican platform that called for the provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine, after being invaded by Russia, why was that taken out of the Republican platform? Clearly, it was not the will of most Republicans.

There's a lot of aspects of this whole relationship with Russia and Vladimir Putin that requires further scrutiny. And, so far, I don't think the American people have gotten all the answers. In fact, I think there's a lot more shoes to drop from this centipede.

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