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Russia cloud over Trump not going away with Flynn exit

  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is questioned by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, on the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Trump's national security adviser. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is questioned by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, on the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Trump's national security adviser. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  (The Associated Press)

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., pauses as he answers questions about the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Trump's national security adviser, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Ryan says President Donald Trump made the "right decision" to ask for Flynn's resignation, adding, you cannot have the national security adviser misleading Vice President Mike Pence and others in the administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., pauses as he answers questions about the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Trump's national security adviser, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Ryan says President Donald Trump made the "right decision" to ask for Flynn's resignation, adding, you cannot have the national security adviser misleading Vice President Mike Pence and others in the administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, flanked by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, left, and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, join other top House Democrats to say they want an investigation into President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, including when Trump learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian diplomat, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, flanked by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, left, and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, join other top House Democrats to say they want an investigation into President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, including when Trump learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian diplomat, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  (The Associated Press)

Questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia are not likely to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn. Investigations are proceeding inside the executive branch and on Capitol Hill.

U.S. agencies, including the FBI, have been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Three committees on Capitol Hill are conducting their own investigations that include looking at intelligence collected about contacts between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign and administration.