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Mass Live: After Michael Flynn resignation, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey says Trump’s policy appears to be ‘Russia First’

The resignation of President Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is “another red flag,” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said Tuesday.

Markey, D-Mass., is a member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee and had previously demanded an investigation into Flynn’s talks with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

The pair allegedly discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia before Flynn joined the Trump administration. Flynn initially denied that they spoke about sanctions and later backtracked, reportedly angering Vice President Mike Pence, who feels he has been mislead by Flynn. According to reports, officials with the Department of Justice told the Trump administration that Flynn was a security risk and vulnerable to Russian blackmail.