Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for documents in Russia investigation

Justin Greene
May 15, 2017

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom to discuss former FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation on Russian Federation.

The new order is for Flynn's documents "relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election".

"My White House counsel, Don McGahn, came back to me and did not sound like an emergency", Trump told NBC News.

"This aggressiveness was evident in Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election, and we assess that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized the 2016 USA election-focused data thefts and disclosures, based on the scope and sensitivity of the targets". In March, Mr Kelner requested immunity for Mr Flynn to testify in Congress, saying the media was filled with "unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him". The White House said Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials about his communications during the presidential transition with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

His links to Russian Federation are being scrutinised by the FBI and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, as part of wider investigations into claims Moscow sought to tip the election in favour of Mr Trump, and into contacts between Russian Federation and members of the president's campaign team.

They say Flynn's lawyer declined to co-operate with the request.

As for why, exactly, the president is so inclined to praise the former NSA he fired, Rachel noted an interesting article in The Atlantic, published yesterday.

Committee chairman Republican Richard Burr had previously warned he would issue subpoenas for those who did not cooperate with the investigation.

The longtime Trump confidante also said that Comey's firing "had nothing to do with Russian Federation".

"I've said from the beginning that our intentions are to get information from all the individuals of interest, and I will go to whatever lengths I feel necessary", Burr said in a brief hallway interview at the Capitol, hours before Trump fired Comey Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Flynn also is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn's firm sent back previous year to the client.

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