Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 13, 2017

In a joint statement Wednesday evening, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the committee chairman, and Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia), the vice-chair, stated that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has issued a subpoena for Flynn.

It was the first subpoena announced by the committee in its investigation.

Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday February 13, 2017 night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.

But investigators have been investigating Flynn's business ties after he left the government and before he joined the Trump administration.

Shortly before leaving office, former President Barack Obama imposed additional sanctions on Russian Federation after receiving information from the intelligence community suggesting the country tried to sabotage Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign.

He also says in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show that he favored the firing of FBI Director James Comey and thought that Trump "made the right decision". He also said Flynn didn't disclose the payment one month later when he tried to get his security clearance renewed. The other three are former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone. Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinized by the FBI as it conducts a similar investigation.

Flynn's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the subpoena.

In March, Flynn reportedly sought immunity in exchange for testifying before the committees investigating potential ties to Russian Federation.

"No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution".

Flynn has become a major focus of several congressional investigations into Russian Federation and the election.

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