The House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes, said Thursday that he and the other members of his panel would like to interview President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn about the 2016 presidential campaign.
Nunes and other lawmakers on the panel are investigating the former national intelligence director’s interactions with the Trump campaign.
“We’re going to be interviewing Michael Flynn, and we want to do it in public, because we want everyone to know what we’ve learned,” Nunes said.
“And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some very serious allegations against the president that we haven’t been able to get through to the president and his people.”
Nunes did not say what the accusations were, or whether they could lead to impeachment proceedings.
Flynn resigned last week after he was forced to resign amid questions about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.
He is the latest in a string of high-profile resignations from top White House officials in recent months.
Nunes said the interview process was not expected to take longer than two weeks, and that he expects Flynn to make an announcement about his future on Thursday.
“This is a long process,” Nunes told reporters.
“I’m confident that I’ll have a report by next week, and I’ll probably have some news on Thursday, but it’s a long, arduous process, and it’s something we’ll be looking at.
And I’ll be following it as it develops.”
Flynn was fired by Trump last month, less than a month after he led Trump’s national security team.
He was the subject of a congressional investigation into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
Nunes has accused Trump of lying about his conversations with Flynn and has accused the White House of leaking classified information to the press about Flynn’s conversations.
Flynn also was under pressure after The Washington Post reported that he lied to the FBI about his communications with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. last year.
The report, based on documents provided by a former Trump national security aide, said that Flynn said he had not discussed sanctions with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a phone call in late December 2016.
Flynn denied the accusation and has said he did not discuss sanctions with Kislyak during the call.
“When you’re the one being investigated by the FBI, there’s a lot of pressure to say, ‘You know what?
I didn’t discuss sanctions,'” Nunes said on Thursday on CNN.
“The fact is, I’m not sure if that is the truth.
But that’s what he did.”