Michael Flynn Refuses To Cooperate With Senate Intelligence Committee

He so far has not complied with a subpoena for documents related to his contacts with Russia.

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is so far refusing to cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has issued a subpoena for documents related to his interactions with Russian officials.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told reporters Thursday that Flynn’s lawyers have yet to turn over any documents, although there “may be a day or two left” for them to do so.

“Michael Flynn has not cooperated with the committee up to this point,” Burr said, adding, however, that he has not received a “definitive answer” on whether he and his lawyers will comply.

Flynn resigned in February, after it was revealed that he lied about whether he had substantive contacts with the Russian ambassador before President Donald Trump took office.

Burr declined to say whether he will hold a contempt of Congress vote regarding Flynn, stating, “I’m not going to go into what we might or might not do. We’ve got a full basket of things we might want to test.”

Flynn’s lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he wasn’t particularly surprised that Flynn wouldn’t cooperate, noting that if he’s under criminal investigation ― which he doesn’t know whether he is ― he might not be able to comply with what Congress wants.

“If I were his lawyer, I’d probably be making the argument that if I’m under criminal investigation, you cannot force me to compromise myself,” Graham said.

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