Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

By , on May 11, 2017


The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia's election meddling. (Photo: Bret Baier/Facebook)
The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling. (Photo: Bret Baier/Facebook)

WASHINGTON — The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.

Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Sen. Mark Warner, the committee’s Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement Wednesday saying the panel decided to issue the subpoena after Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to co-operate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents.

Flynn and other associates of President Donald Trump have received similar requests from the committee in recent weeks.

Flynn was fired by Trump after less than one month on the job. The White House said Flynn misled Vice-President Mike Pence and other top officials about his communications during the presidential transition with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.