U.S. House Panel Calls on Former Top Trump Aide Flynn to Testify on September 25

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has sent a letter to Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, demanding he testify before the panel on Sept. 25, a committee aide said on Monday.

In a letter sent on Friday and seen by Reuters, the committee said Flynn had failed to comply with its subpoena, served on June 12, or cooperate with its efforts to secure his compliance.

Attorneys for Flynn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, resigned as Trump’s national security adviser in February 2017. He pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about conversations with Sergey Kislyak, who was Russia’s ambassador to the United States, about U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow by President Barack Obama.

That plea came in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Flynn was one of the first people in Trump’s inner circle to be charged by Mueller’s prosecutors for lying to investigators. Flynn worked on Trump’s election campaign and the conversations with Kislyak took place between Trump’s November 2016 election victory and his inauguration in January 2017.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese and Steve Orlofsky)

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  1. James, WHAT business is it that you wish the House Judiciary Committee to “get on with”? Moscow Mitch currently has 172 House bills ranging from gun safety and prescription drug pricing to protection of pre-existing conditions, to veterans health benefits to voter election security. Why do you perceive pitch prefers “grim reaper” to “Moscow Mitch”? Hey, I like Bob Dole, but making him a colonel was Mitch’s big accomplishment. Currently, the Congress needs to pass a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown in 3 weeks—Spending bills do not come out of the JUDICIAL Committee.

  2. Show up. Take the Fifth. Take the Fifth on every question. Without complete immunity, he can take the Fifth on any question, as only he knows what questions might cause self-incrimination. Play the Democrat game in the tussle with Democrats.

  3. Or what they will imprison him , haven’t all these Trump haters done enough to this man

  4. Flynn was part of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of the government. POTUS is claiming EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE in this charade the dems are orchestrating. GET OVER IT & GET ON WITH “BUSINESS”.

    1. NO business will be conducted until the Donkey Party becomes the minority Party in 2020. To date they have done NOTHING for the people who elected them to their plush jobs except trying to unseat a duly elected POTUS..

  5. He should tell them no, only if you get immunity from any prosecution, in case this is another trick like with Mueller and that you have your record expunged.

    1. You and your 24 up voters appear to want to forgive Flynn for lying to the FBI and lying on his federal filings of foreign lobbying forms. You don’t find that bizarre?

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