Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Marsha Scott
May 23, 2017

White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his departure. Flynn, through his lawyer, had earlier asked for immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to cooperate with the committee.

Texas Republican Mike Conaway and California Democrat Adam Schiff say they will continue to work with the FBI as the investigation moves forward. It also asked him to provide all records of his communications with the Trump campaign that "were in anyway related to Russian Federation".

Trump met with the Russians on May 10, the day after he fired Comey.

Flynn's decision to plead the Fifth creates an awkward situation for President Donald Trump - who said past year that only guilty people invoke the Fifth Amendment.

The notification will come in a letter to the Senate Intelligence committee expected later Monday.

The subpoena was widely seen as intensifyying the Senate's months-long investigation into alleged Russian meddling and was the first subpoena issued by the committee relating to the Russia investigation. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Sen.

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If Flynn does refuse to comply with the subpoena, the Committee has two basic choices: let it go or pursue contempt remedies against Flynn.

The top Democrat and Republican on a House oversight committee have said Flynn likely broke federal law by failing to get approval from the USA government to accept foreign payments, including $33,000 in 2015 from RT, Russia's state-sponsored television network. The person providing details spoke on condition anonymity in order to discuss private interactions between Flynn and the committee.

Earlier this week, the Justice Department appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller to oversee an independent inquiry into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, center, arrives for a news conference with President Donald Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Washington. Cory A. Booker, D-N.J., and Sen.

Asked about his opinion of the president now, Flynn reiterated his loyalty to Trump.

Some congressional Republicans have also suggested that Mueller's appointment would lead to changes in Congress' investigation.

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