Senate Intelligence Committee votes to give leaders solo subpoena power
- Author: Leroy Wright May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 7:36
Then on Monday, reports said Trump asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny that there was any evidence his campaign associates colluded with the Russians.
Another Comey memo, reported last week by the Times, shows President Donald Trump met privately with the FBI director on February 14 and asked him to end his investigation of Flynn, whose own contacts with Russian Federation had prompted the acting attorney general to warn the White House he had been compromised.
Eventually, either a deal will be made or he will be found in contempt of Congress, but Mike Flynn is going to tell investigators what he knows, and when Flynn finally talks, or investigators get the information they need through other methods, it is going to be very bad news for Donald Trump. Others discussed levering relationships with Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine exiled in Russian Federation, who used to work closely with Mr Manafort.
The decision is part of the investigation into whether Russian Federation was involved in the U.S. election, according to Reuters.
The information collected last summer was considered credible enough for intelligence agencies to pass to the F.B.I., which during that period opened a counterintelligence investigation that is continuing.
It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Mr Manafort and Mr Flynn. Both he and Mr Flynn have denied any collusion with Russian Federation or involvement in any plot to disrupt the election.
In its report, the New York Times said some Russians boasted about how well they knew Flynn, who was subsequently named Trump's national security adviser before being dismissed less than a month after the Republican took office.
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The letter from the Senate arrived at Trump's campaign committee last week and was addressed to the group's treasurer.
He declined to comment specifically on what financial information the committee was obtaining, but speaking in general terms, he noted that one tactic Russians use to influence foreign nationals is financial entanglement.
USA intelligence services have concluded that Russian hackers attempted to influence the Presidential election campaign to discredit Hillary Clinton and affect the result. "He has a Fifth Amendment right not to provide testimony that would incriminate him, but we will pursue what we can get from Mr. Flynn or his businesses".