Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still negotiating with President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to obtain documents for its investigation into Russian Federation and the us presidential election, congressional aides said on Thursday.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's lawyer had told the committee he would not comply with the subpoena.

Burr noted later Thursday, though, that it's possible Flynn has not yet definitively decided whether he will comply with the subpoena or not. The move came after Flynn's lawyer refused to provide documents in response to their April 28 request for this information. "Consistent with the Committee's position since the beginning of or investigation, I welcome their willingness to cooperate".

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Flynn's lawyer has been seeking immunity for his client.

The committee, Burr said, has completed over 30 interviews with officials involved with the campaign, and the number of individuals continues to grow as the investigation continues.

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.

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The Intelligence Committee has been probing Russia's alleged meddling the 2016 election, including whether members of the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian officials to benefit their candidate.

Flynn resigned on February 13 at the request of President Trump after it was revealed Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador and misled the Vice President and other administration officials about the nature of his conversations with Kislyak. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential details of the committee's investigation.

The Senate committee reportedly is after documents in the retired lieutenant general's possession relating to Russian Federation. Emails, text messages, letters, phone records and information about financial and real estate holdings associated with Russian Federation were among the information requested by the committee. Page shared a copy of his letter with the AP.

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

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