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Dems claim new documents show Flynn lied to investigators about Russian trips

Dems claim new documents show Flynn lied to investigators about Russian trips Dems claim new documents show Flynn lied to investigators about Russian trips
Francis Olson | 23 May, 2017, 15:02

Those subpoenas seek information of Flynn's business dealings since he retired from the Army in 2014.

Earlier Monday, Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, as he refused to honor a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

When asked by CNN whether his panel would hold Flynn in contempt, Democratic Sen.

Flynn a year ago declined to say how much he was paid for the speech. It was a paid speaking opportunity I get paid so much. Richard Burr (R-NC) had told reporters that Flynn was not going to honor their subpoena for documents on meetings and communications with "any Russian official".

After Flynn was forced out of the Trump administration, the president continued to vigorously advocate for, and defend Flynn - and blamed the Obama administration for having initially vetted Flynn for his brief Obama-era tenure as chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has turned over documents to the committee, a source familiar with the filing told CNN on Monday.

The letter does not fully close the door on Flynn's future cooperation with the committee.

Comey was sacked by Trump earlier this month.

Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment on the new assertions by Cummings.

Senator James Lankford, a Republican member of the intelligence committee, said on Twitter Flynn was within his rights to invoke the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Trump said at a campaign rally last September, in reference to several former employees of Hillary Clinton making testimony agreements with the federal government, according to the Associated Press.

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Flynn said in March that he would talk to congressional investigators in exchange for immunity from prosecution. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after the Memorial Day holiday.

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen.

Flynn was sacked from his post as national security adviser in February for misleading Vice President Pence and other White House officials about conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

In the letter, Cummings states documents in the panel's possession show Flynn received $45,000 to speak at a conference that was paid for by a Russian media company as well as airfare and lodging for Flynn and his son.

According to the Report of Investigation, which Cummings refers to in his letter to committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, Flynn made false statements to investigators about who funded his foreign trips, including a 2015 trip to Russian Federation where Flynn was paid roughly $45,000 to speak at an event in Moscow.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said Flynn told the investigators during an early 2016 security clearance review that a trip to Moscow was "funded by USA companies".

The letter also said the Justice Department's recent appointment of a special counsel had created a legally unsafe environment for Mr Flynn to cooperate with the panel's investigation.

The short-term national security adviser who lied about his communications with Russian Federation during Trump's transition has just stalled his own investigation by announcing he will plead the fifth amendment.

The committee issued a subpoena - a legal summons - two weeks ago to obtain the documents.


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