by Countable | 5.23.17
The Senate Intelligence Committee will issue two new subpoenas aimed at compelling Michael Flynn to turn over documents related to his contacts with Russian officials just one day after Flynn declined to honor an earlier subpoena from the committee and invoked the Fifth Amendment. It will also send a letter to Flynn’s attorney pushing back on the contention that Fifth Amendment rights can prevent Flynn from turning over those documents.
The new subpoenas will be focused on two of Flynn’s businesses, with Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) saying:
"While we disagree with Gen. Flynn’s lawyer’s interpretation of taking the Fifth, it is even more clear that a business does not have a right to take the Fifth if it’s a corporation.”
Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) said that if Flynn continues to not comply, the committee will seek more legal advice on next steps, which could lead to a contempt charge. However, Burr explained to Reuters that the time isn’t yet right for a contempt charge:
"That’s not our preference today. We would like to hear from General Flynn. We would like him to tell his story because he publicly said: ‘I’ve got a story to tell.’ We’re allowing him that opportunity to tell it.”
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LOCK HIM UP! Karma's a bitch isn't it, Mr. Flynn?!
I agree with locking him up. Flynn lied about a material fact. He concealed evidence of his foreign payments, which the Trump campaign appears to have known about! There is no question that the Trump campaign was compromised and their interactions with Russia were not innocent hence all the effort to obstruct the investigation. Collusion occurred!
Hold Flynn in Contempt of Congress. Do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of the Russia/trump investigation immediately. This is taking too long and our country and all it's people are suffering.
Please do not choose party over country. We have unquestionable evidence of Russian collusion. The only question is how much was the trump administration involved; and Trump's people keep doing everything they can to slow the investigation. Meanwhile, Please, do your job as the checks and balances of the executive branch and ensure a thorough investigation is carried out, and that trump and Flynn are not allowed to obstruct justice. Failing to do this puts our democracy in serious jeopardy.
Since there is no crime being charged, Flynn has every right to force the issue and ask the "allegators" to show some teeth or stay on the bottom of the pool.....I for one am tired of spending money on useless never concluded committee investigations that are a parade for pompous loud mouthed politicians with no intent to get the job done....We can do better....
Lock up this traitor and the present occupant of the White House also!
Of course he needs to comply- he is invoking to impede an investigation. Also, a company is not an individual, and does not deserve an "individual's" protections..
Flynn, Clinton. Obama, The DNC. One of these things is not like the other. One of them has not committed any crimes. Poor judgement is not a crime. Murder and treason is.
Please impeach Trump for obstruction of justice.
This has become ridiculous. Joe American wouldn't be allowed this much leniency and would have already been incarcerated by the judicial system.
No place to hide from the comrades, how you feeling now traitor???
LOCK HIM UP AND THEN IMPEACH THE PRETEND "PRESIDENT"! #treason
This person is obviously guilty. He is a traitor. He took money from Turkey. He took money from Russia. He refuses to testify and provide documents. What is he hiding?
Impeach the orange tyrant!
Wow. Trump supporters should actually read the Constitution rather than spouting off false equivalencies. If a foreign power's influence, especially Russia, in our election, doesn't bother you then you have bigger problems than previously thought.
At what point is not obeying a subpoena an offense punishable by law? IMO Flynn must comply, now, or face the consequences.
Not complying to subpoenas always looks guilty! People must comply or suffer the consequences.
If he refuses to comply, he is in contempt. Period.
Do not let him get away with trying to let Russia influence our country!!
General Flynn should be charged with contempt of congress. Increase the investigating committees budgets so they can hire the legal and investigative help they need.