Flynn agrees to hand over documents to Senate Intelligence Committee

Nick Mcbride
June 3, 2017

Lawyers for Flynn's team sent the committee a written response Tuesday indicating that Flynn would begin providing records in response to subpoenas by June 6, the deadline to start turning over such information.

The House Intelligence Committee has issued seven subpoenas for information relating to the investigation into Russia's election meddling a year ago.

The US House Intelligence committee has issued subpoenas to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and his former National Security Adviser. Flynn has resisted cooperating with those subpoenas, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

The committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said Nunes approved the unmasking subpoenas without consulting the Democrats on the committee.

As of the announcement, Flynn and Cohen have both agreed to comply with congressional subpoenas. sort of. Those subpoenas reportedly went to Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, his United Nations ambassador, Samantha Power, and his Central Intelligence Agency director, John Brennan.

The report said Comey could testify as early as next week.

The investigative moves come as Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, has cleared ousted FBI Director James B. Comey to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his contacts with the president, according to a Comey associate.

A separate FBI probe that was led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller and the latest actions of the committee prove lawmakers have not given up their own Russian Federation investigations.

The probe is looking into any possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. In addition, in 2016 Flynn represented a company with close ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This action would have been taken without the Minority's agreement.

In this February 10, 2017, file photo, then - National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the front row before the start of the President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington.

The committee also approved subpoenas to the two men's firms, Flynn Intel Llc, and Michael D. Cohen and Associates PC, the committee announcement said.

Presidential transition questions have been raised - including by Republicans on the committee - about why those names weren't redacted and were distributed between intelligence agencies during the transition period between the two presidential administrations.

The committee on Wednesday issued seven subpoenas seeking testimony and information in its investigation into Russian activities during the election.

All of them have been dismissed by the president as "fake news".

Unmasking requests are not uncommon, said Charles Price, a former FBI agent who worked at the bureau for almost three decades. It marked the first time the White House officially acknowledged that outside counsel had been retained. But this tweet comes as the media continues to report on contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, one of Trump's most trusted advisers.

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