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Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling
25 May 2017, 01:34 | Deanna Wagner
"We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity to do it", Burr said. He added: "The only thing I can tell you is immunity is off the table". The letter addresses Flynn's investigation report and verifies facts that portray Flynn as providing a false testimony.
Citing the "escalating public frenzy" around Flynn's role in the Trump campaign and his possible ties to Moscow, lawyers for the retired lieutenant general argued in a letter Monday that the committee's subpoena had been so broad that it amounted to compelling testimony from their client.
The success of the first option relies on the willingness of the Justice Department to prosecute, and the latter option (a civil action brought by Senate counsel) is the more likely one, the Democratic aide tells me. "As valuable as General Flynn might be to our counter intelligence investigation, we do not believe that it is our place today to offer him immunity from this committee".
Trump, now on a nine-day worldwide trip, has had his own conversations with the Russians questioned in light of reports that he shared extremely classified intelligence with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office on May 10. Burr said he was open to pursuing a contempt charge but hoped to avoid it. "They ought to work with the committee".
Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed last week to lead the FBI investigation following Mr Trump's firing of the law enforcement agency's director, James Comey. His attorney said he anxious that if he handed over the requested documents, some of that could be used to prosecute him.
Brennan was testifying Tuesday before the House intelligence committee about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Flynn announced a decision to step down in February after it was revealed he misled White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about the extent of his talks with Russian officials.
The dual testimonies and new allegations that Flynn appeared to lie to federal security clearance investigators continue to keep Russian Federation in the headlines, even as Trump tried to distance himself from the Russian Federation investigation with his first worldwide trip as president.
Flynn downplayed his dinner with Putin during his security check, telling investigators that during his foreign trips he "had only unsubstantial contact with foreign nationals". Brown and Warner praised Mandelker, but say they're frustrated with Treasury's slowness to turn over documents relating to questionable financial transfers and money laundering.
In the letter, Cummings demanded that Chaffetz either "issue a subpoena to the White House for the documents it is withholding or schedule a business meeting during which committee members can vote to issue the subpoena ourselves". The Senate is investigating links between him and the Russian government.
Invoking the Fifth Amendment does not mean that a witness is guilty of any crime or even has anything to hide. "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"
And The WashingtonPostreported Monday that Trump asked two top intelligence officials in March to deny publicly that there had been collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
The panel has also sought documents from former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Trump associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone have provided the committee with information, while former campaign adviser Carter Page has not.
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