Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

Jackie Newman
May 15, 2017

There was an 18-day gap between the heads up from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates regarding Flynn's activities with the Russians and his removal by the White House.

He also says in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show that he favored the firing of FBI Director James Comey and thought that Trump "made the right decision".

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to force former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to turn over documents related to the panels probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported. She told White House officials, she said, "so that they would take action".

Gen Flynn was forced to resign in February as Trump's national security adviser for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Mr Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and then misleading Vice-President Mike Pence about the conversations.

"(White House counsel Don) McGahn came back to me and did not sound like an emergency", Trump said of Yates' information about Flynn.

He further broke with the White House's claim that the inquiry was "one of the smallest things" on the FBI's agenda, saying instead that it was "highly significant".

Burr has said he was troubled by the Comey firing but would continue to press ahead with his investigation wherever it leads.

Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa dutifully did ask her, to which she denied leaking any information to reporters or knowing anyone who might have. The person "we don't even know" referred to Sally Yates, who happens to be the Justice Department official that Trump named as acting Attorney General.

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn has been subpoenaed by the Senate Intel Committee for documents related to his involvement with Russian Federation.

Trump flatly said that he had chose to fire Comey even before receiving a recommendation from the deputy attorney general.

Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, a freshman who displayed all the guilelessness of his experience, sarcastically inquired of Ms. Yates: "Who appointed you to the Supreme Court?" "It was set up a while ago and, frankly, I could've waited, but what difference does it make?" She did not shed much light on other aspects of investigations of allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US election and whether there was collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

What is clear, though, from Ms. Yates's tenacious determination to stick to her guns as a law enforcement official is that she has already proved her value in that chosen arena.

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