WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today issued the following statement on the Department of Defense Inspector General investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn:

“The more we learn about Michael Flynn’s dealings with the Russians, the more concerning this all becomes. The White House should cooperate with this investigation. At the same time, we need a nonpartisan independent commission to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election. The American people deserve the facts.”

In early January, Klobuchar introduced legislation with four other senators to create an independent, nonpartisan commission to comprehensively investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Klobuchar was recently in Ukraine, the Baltic states, and Georgia to reinforce support for our Eastern European allies and to focus on mounting international cybersecurity threats. The bipartisan congressional delegation was led by Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and also included Klobuchar and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. In February, Klobuchar, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, led a group of 26 senators in calling for a full account of the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) efforts to address Russian cybersecurity threats.