Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas documents from Michael Flynn in Russian Federation probe

Posted May 15, 2017

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

Flynn is part of a larger investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump also discussed his dissatisfaction with the media and suggested for a second time that he might cancel the daily White House press briefings in favor of biweekly press conferences where he would answer questions himself.

Flynn's Russian Federation ties are also being scrutinized by the FBI as it conducts a similar investigation.

Sally Yates, who was originally appointed by the Obama administration, told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee that she felt Pence "was entitled to know" he was relaying incorrect information about Flynn to the American public.

Flynn was sacked by President Donald Trump in February, after news reports revealed that the former Army lieutenant general lied to administration officials about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the inauguration.

Burr is one of several prominent Republicans who have expressed strong doubts about the timing of Trump's action.

A former USA military intelligence chief, retired lieutenant general Flynn was generously paid to attend a gala of Russia's RT television in December 2015, where he sat with President Vladimir Putin, raising suspicions about his ties with Moscow.

"We believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", she said.

"Firing Flynn did not sound like an emergency", CNN quoted Trump as saying. McCabe was testifying in place of former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

The subpoena was announced a day after Trump created shockwaves when he unexpectedly sacked FBI Director James Comey.

The longtime Trump confidante also said that Comey's firing "had nothing to do with Russian Federation".

The interview on Fox comes after a week of intense scrutiny of Trump following his unexpected dismissal of Comey.

"I think all options are on the table, and I think you can envision what those options are", Burr told reporters on Tuesday, a day ahead of the announcement.

He went on to explain that what he's stated all along is that when the intelligence community assessed last fall that Russian Federation interfered in the election, there wasn't any evidence used in that assessment to show collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.