Senate committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russian Federation documents, reports say

Evrard Martin
Mai 12, 2017

The chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In announcing the subpoena, the Senate Intelligence Committee said that Flynn "declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee's request", reports The Washington Post.

"He also tweeted, "(former Director of National Intelligence James) Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russian Federation and Trump". Congressional investigators are looking into whether Flynn properly disclosed a $45,000 payment for an appearance he made in Moscow with the news outlet Russia Today. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Flynn is President Trump's former national security advisor who was sacked after he allegedly lied to Vice President Mike Pence.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump, as well as possible links to the Trump campaign.

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

Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation all declined comment to CNN.

Burr and Warner requested the documents addressed in the Wednesday subpoena in a letter dated April 28.

On Monday, the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, told lawmakers that she had warned the president's top legal adviser on January 26 that Flynn's deception on those calls left him open to blackmail.

In March, Flynn's lobbying firm registered as a foreign agent for the Turkish government, under a $500,000 contract.

In Washington, lawmakers are demanding evidence in the Russian Federation investigation as the White House defends firing the FBI director.

Senator Patrick Leahy is renewing his call for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.

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