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House Intelligence Committee to Issue Subpoenas to Flynn

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 May 2017 03:22 PM

The House Intelligence Committee will be sending subpoenas to Michael Flynn regarding the probe into possible meddling in the presidential election by Russia.

"We initially requested his voluntary participation. He declined. We are going to be subpoenaing him," said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), during a breakfast with reporters Wednesday, according to Politico.

Schiff, the lead Democrat on the committee, said he hopes the subpoenas go out this week, according to The New York Times.

"Those subpoenas will be designed to maximize our chance of getting the information that we need. And I think we need to use whatever compulsory methods are necessary to get the information that he possesses," Schiff said at the breakfast meeting, according to The Times.

Flynn, President Donald Trump's fired national security adviser, has rejected requests from the Senate's Intelligence Committee. The Associated Press reported Monday that Flynn would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against incriminating himself.

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday sent two new subpoenas to Flynn's businesses.

"While we disagree with General Flynn's lawyers' interpretation of taking the Fifth . . . it's even more clear that a business does not have a right to take the Fifth," Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the panel's vice chairman, said.

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