Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday that a lawyer representing fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said that Flynn will not honor a subpoena to testify before the panel, reports the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Top Republican on Senate intelligence panel says Michael Flynn's lawyers say he won't honor subpoena.
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“That’s not a surprise to the committee,” Burr said. “We’ll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is.”
Burr’s comment comes after a two bombshell reports that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into Flynn’s actions and that Trump’s team knew Flynn was under investigation before they hired him.
NBC News adds:
The committee had sought documents related to the panel’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling, but Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, told reporters Thursday that Flynn, a retired general and intelligence chief, was not honoring the subpoena.
The Senate committee and its counterpart in the House are investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump associates colluded with those attempts to sway the election.