Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents
- Author: Adam Floyd May 13, 2017,
May 13, 2017, 0:35
Flynn resigned in February following reports that he had diplomatically engaged Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to President Donald Trump taking office and that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about that conversation. Mark Warner, the committee's Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel made a decision to issue the subpoena after Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to cooperate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents.
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone says he will "fully comply" with the Senate intelligence committee's request for information and documents relating to its Russian Federation investigation.
Flynn is being investigated for his contact with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the USA, during the transition period ahead of Trump's inauguration.
In an email, his lawyer Robert Kelner said they had no comment at this time on the subpoena.More news: Liberal candidate who lost by 9 votes requests recount
In March, Kelner requested immunity for Flynn to testify in Congress, saying the media was filled with "unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him". The subpoena issued on Wednesday night is the first the committee has announced in the course of its Russian Federation investigation, The Washington Post reported.
"He didn't turn those documents over, so we have subpoenaed those documents", Lankford said.
He said "the Russian collusion scandal is without any evidence to this day". "I believe that it would be very unfair to hear from somebody who we don't even know and immediately run out and fire a general".
In an interview with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt Thursday, the President continues to say nice things about his former National Security Advisor.