1. US: Donald Trump’s former NSA Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

US: Donald Trump’s former NSA Michael Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

A top congressional committee today issued a subpoena for former national security advisor Michael Flynn, seeking documents in its investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

By: | Published: May 11, 2017 6:50 AM
President Donald Trump had sacked Flynn in February.

A top congressional committee today issued a subpoena for former national security advisor Michael Flynn, seeking documents in its investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr and ranking member Mark Warner said the step was taken after Flynn rejected their April 28 request to provide information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen.

“The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election,” Burr and Warner said in a joint statement.

President Donald Trump had sacked Flynn in February after it was revealed that he had lied about his conversations with Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she had warned the Trump administration that Flynn “essentially could be blackmailed” by Russia more than two weeks before he was dismissed. PTI

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