The intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate sent a former adviser to the President for national security Michael Flynn requirement to provide documents related to the investigation of the alleged Russian interference in the presidential elections of 2016. On Wednesday, may 10, the Associated Press reports.
Republican Senator Richard Burr and Democrat Senator mark Warner in a joint statement pointed out that “the subpoena requested documents relating to the investigation of the Russian intervention in elections in 2016, which makes the Committee”. The documents were sought at Flynn’s back on April 28, but his lawyer refused to cooperate with them.
30 March it was reported that Flynn decided to testify about the relations of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Flynn resigned from the post of adviser to the President on national security on February 13. In the letter of resignation stated that he gave the White house inaccurate information about contacts with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak. In his place was appointed General Herbert Raymond McMaster.
9 Feb newspaper the Wasington Post reported that Flynn in December 2016 discussed with the dubious anti-Russian sanctions. Advisor to trump on national security have tried to persuade Russia “not to overreact” in retaliation to the sanctions imposed by Obama just before leaving office.
25 Jan broadcaster NBC, citing sources reported that the FBI wiretap of the Russian Ambassador and adviser to trump, but not found in the content of “anything untoward”. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that this information did not surprise Moscow.
In January it was also reported that Flynn and Kislyak talked on the phone five times December 29 — the day of the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions by the Obama administration. Then the U.S. authorities took the decision within 72 hours 35 to expel Russian diplomats, as well as close access to two objects used by them. The White house claim that such measures were “a response to the oppression of the American diplomatic representatives in Moscow from the Russian authorities.”
Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in the electoral campaign in the United States. In the Kremlin these charges are consistently rejected.