U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tells reporters, ''We want to know, by what authority did General Flynn have these conversations and who did he report to after that,'' after revelations that Michael Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
BROADCASTER: NO ACCESS. DIGITAL: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS.**~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. lawmakers, including some leading Republicans, called on Tuesday (February 14) for a deeper inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia, after he was forced out in President Donald Trump's biggest staff upheaval so far. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, during a press conference with Democrats, demanded answers. "The good news is General Flynn is gone because he was totally inappropriate, wrong for the job, but the questions that arise are even bigger," said Pelosi. Flynn quit on Monday after only three weeks in the job amid revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office, in a potentially illegal action, and had later misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Trump asked for Flynn's resignation and Flynn offered it to him, a senior White House official said. "We want to know by what authority did General Flynn have these conversations and who did he report to after that," Pelosi said.