Michael Flynn (Public domain photo by Defense Intelligence Agency)
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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who had largely been out of the news for months after being a cog in many of the initial big stories about the Trump administration, returned to the forefront on Tuesday night. That was when CNN reported that the former general is refusing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee.

This is the second time Flynn has refused to comply with a subpoena to testify before the committee, with the first having come in May. His lawyer declined CNN's request for comment.

Flynn has offered to testify as part of an immunity agreement, something that he has not been granted. He has, however, complied with a subpoena for documents.

Flynn resigned as National Security Adviser in February after it was reported that he had met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the conversation. On Wednesday, Flynn was accused of not disclosing even more foreign dealings, this time regarding a potential business deal with the Saudi and Russian governments.

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