Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Flynn’s lawyer says he won’t answer subpoena

Flynn’s lawyer says he won’t answer subpoena

Richard Burr of North Carolina.

Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. At the time, Trump said he fired Flynn because he misled senior administration officials, including the vice president, about his contacts with Russian officials. The subpoena came after Robert Kelner, Flynn's lawyer, told the committee Flynn would not voluntarily provide the documents they requested.

UPDATE, 12:54 p.m.: Flynn's legal team walked back its initial position before lunchtime ended. Following the election, Flynn had reportedly discussed with Kislyak the potential of establishing a back channel communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that would circumvent the US national security community, Reuters reports.

Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, was sacked from his position as Trump's national security adviser in February.

Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions" on the subpoena, Burr said later in a statement released by his office, but he added, "I welcome their willingness to cooperate".

Flynn had previously offered to testify before the Senate and House Intelligence committees - which are both investigating Russian interference in the election - in exchange for immunity, but it does not appear that either committee has accepted the offer.

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On Thursday he called it "the single greatest witch hunt" in USA history.

According to Politico, if Flynn won't turn over his documents, Senate leaders would have to decide whether to vote to hold him in contempt of Congress, no small task.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week, prompting some to call for an independent prosecutor to lead the investigation.

Trump fired him 24 days later, and only after it became public that federal prosecutors had informed the White House not long after Trump's inauguration about Flynn's involvement with Russian Federation and suggested that he could subject to blackmail. Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser on February 13, 2017. That's according to the panel's chairman, Republican Sen.

What would happen if Flynn really were to ignore the committee's subpoena? Trump later deleted and retweeted that statement to correct the spelling of "counsel". RT has been branded a propaganda outlet by USA intelligence officials.

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