The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a subpoena for former national security adviser Michael Flynn's documents related to Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election.
In a joint statement, Senators Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, its top Democrat, said the committee had first requested the documents from Flynn in a 28 April letter, but the retired lieutenant general had declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the committee's request.
In an email, his lawyer Robert Kelner said they had no comment at this time on the subpoena. The White House announced February 13, 2017 that Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow.
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The Senate committee also sent document requests to Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former adviser Roger Stone, and former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, according to Newsweek.
Flynn is being investigated for his contact with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the US, during the transition period ahead of Trump's inauguration.
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". "Everything has been voluntary up to this point, and we've interviewed a lot of people, and I want to continue to do it in a voluntary fashion", Burr said earlier on Wednesday.
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"And that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security advisor essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".
Defending Flynn, Trump said that former acting Attorney general Sally Yates was also of the opinion that it wasn't necessary to fire Flynn immediately, after he reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence on his interactions with Russian representatives.
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