What Happens if Flynn Ignores the Senate's Subpoena?

Elizabeth Williams
May 20, 2017

"General Flynn's attorneys have not yet indicated their intentions regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena", Burr's spokesperson said. The subpoena came after Robert Kelner, Flynn's lawyer, told the committee Flynn would not voluntarily provide the documents they requested.

Nina Ginsberg, a veteran Washington defense attorney with extensive experience in national security cases, said that without an ironclad immunity deal from the committee, Flynn would be exposed to questioning from investigators about any personal documents he gave up.

Former National Security Advisor retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mike Flynn won't honor a Senate subpoena, Sen.

The committee-which is investigating Russian interference in November's presidential election-issued the subpoena last week.

Trump fired him 24 days later, and only after it became public that federal prosecutors had informed the White House not long after Trump's inauguration about Flynn's involvement with Russian Federation and suggested that he could subject to blackmail.

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For example, Republicans never heard testimony from Hillary Clinton's former technology aide about her private email server despite a subpoena and committee vote to hold him in contempt. A lawyer for Flynn did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

Trump's beleaguered White House was hit with yet another explosive allegation on Wednesday, after a New York Times report alleged that the US President's transition team knew that Flynn.was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey weeks before the President's inauguration.

Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, was sacked from his position as Trump's national security adviser in February.

Trump continued to keep Flynn on the job after Sally Yates, the acting attorney general, warned the White House that he could be subject to blackmail by the Russians for hiding his contacts with the ambassador. Yet he still emerged as the newly sworn-in president's national security adviser. Comey apparently kept memos of his interactions with top officials and he reportedly wrote that during a conversation with Trump in February, the president said of the Flynn investigation, "I hope you can let this go." . The U.S. has rebuffed those calls.

The White House says an investigation will prove there was no collusion. That inquiry is looking into whether Flynn was fully forthcoming about his foreign contacts and earnings from organizations linked to the governments of Russian Federation and Turkey.

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