Flynn to provide some documents under subpoena to Senate intelligence panel
- Author: Leroy Wright May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 20:21
Attorneys for Flynn told the Senate Intelligence Committee in writing that personal and professional documents sought by two revised panel subpoenas will be turned over, just days after the former adviser declined to comply with the panel's first request, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., said last week they had demanded documents from Flynn's businesses, Flynn Intel Group Inc. and Flynn Intel Group LLC.
Flynn will start producing documents on June 6, with more to follow, the person said, adding that Flynn wants to cooperate with the committee to the fullest extent possible as long as doing so doesn't jeopardize his constitutional rights.
Flynn had previously refused a subpoena from the committee, with his lawyers asserting the request was too broad in what it was seeking.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Flynn's private interactions with the committee.
Flynn admits to the Trump transition team that he's under federal investigation over secretly lobbying for Turkey during the campaign.
Mr Cohen remains a personal lawyer for the president and served as a cable television surrogate for the Republican during the presidential campaign.
He said the claims of Russian meddling are driven by the 'desire of those who lost the US elections to improve their standing by accusing Russia of interfering'. "I find it irresponsible and improper that the request sent to me was leaked by those working on the committee". The news of Flynn's new compliance comes at a time when Senior Adviser Jared Kushner is also facing regarding his contact with Russian officials.
Flynn's businesses have also come under scrutiny because of speaking contracts he signed with several Russian companies, including the government-controlled media outlet, RT.
Mr. Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee on May 23 that the intelligence community was picking up tidbits on Trump associates making contacts with Russians.
The NYT reported that the peace plan was the work of Felix Sater, a business associate who has helped Mr Trump try to find business in Russian Federation, and Mr Cohen.
Cohen has made his own unsuccessful attempts at public office, losing a city council race and briefly running for state assembly in NY. News also confirmed the report.