President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, retired Gen. Michael Flynn, has refused a new request to appear as a witness before the Senate intelligence committee, a congressional source tells CNN.
House Democrats sent special counsel Robert Mueller what they say is evidence that former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose a trip he took to the Middle East to explore a business deal with the Saudi government and a Russian government agency.
Fired FBI director James Comey’s explosive testimony sparked a swift response from the White House and President Donald Trump’s legal team, who have actively disputed the several of the claims Comey made while under oath.
Flynn will inform the Senate later Monday of the decision, a source close to President Trump’s former national security adviser says, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. [UPDATE: The letter, citing “reasonable cause to apprehend danger” from providing the information requested, was delivered Monday afternoon.] View Entire Post ›
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn has not yet told the Senate intelligence committee how he plans to respond to a subpoena for documents relevant to the former national security adviser’s interactions with Russia, committee chairman Richard Burr said, reversing his earlier comment that Flynn would not cooperate.
Michael Flynn told Donald Trump’s transition team that he was under federal investigation for secretly working for Turkey, according to a report Thursday in the New York Times. Trump went ahead and hired Flynn as his national security adviser anyway.