Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Mike Flynn's Businesses
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 8:54
Flynn recently invoked his Fifth Amendment right to deny Senate subpoena requests related to its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Flynn declined a request to appear before the committee and to provide documents, according to Rep. Adam Schiff, prompting the decision to prepare subpoenas for the information.
The committee also sent a letter to Flynn's lawyer Tuesday addressing concerns that their original subpoena lacked specificity.
The House Intelligence Committee will be sending subpoenas to Michael Flynn regarding the probe into possible meddling in the presidential election by Russian Federation. Burr reiterated on Tuesday that he is not considering providing Flynn with an offer of immunity, and said it was not the Senate Intelligence Committee's role to make give such a guarantee "in a potential criminal investigation". "We'd like to hear his story because he publicly said he has a story to tell".
Warner, a Virginia Democrat, also told Bash that if reports that Trump asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation are true, Trump's requests would be "outrageous".
With the president in the Middle East on his first foreign trip as president, investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign - and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration - showed no sign of slackening in Washington.
Before Brennan answers House lawmakers' questions in open and closed sessions, the Senate Armed Services Committee was hearing from Trump's top intelligence official, Dan Coats, and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency regarding national security threats.
In addition to the congressional scrutiny, Flynn is now a target of an FBI counterintelligence investigation, a federal probe in Virginia and a Defense Department inspector general's inquiry into the propriety of foreign payments he accepted. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, prompting reports that the president tried to steer Comey away from Flynn and the Russian Federation investigation. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is surrounded by reporters as he leaves a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, a.
"We did ask all of these nominees that, as we move forward with the Russian Federation investigation, that they would fully cooperate", Warner said.
"A business does not have a right to take the Fifth", Sen.
The Senate committee asked Flynn and three other Trump campaign associates for documents, including lists of meetings he had with the Russians during the campaign.
Burr said a contempt citation could be a possibility down the road. The U.S. Justice Department announced last week that former FBI Director Robert Mueller had been appointed special counsel to lead an independent probe of the matter.
The commitee's moves stop short of seeking a citation of contempt against Mr Flynn for failing to comply with its subpoena - for now.