Senate’s Russia inquiry escalates with first subpoena issued for Mike Flynn.

Day After the Comey Firing, Senate’s Russia Inquiry Escalates With First Subpoena Issued for Mike Flynn

Day After the Comey Firing, Senate’s Russia Inquiry Escalates With First Subpoena Issued for Mike Flynn

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May 10 2017 7:13 PM

Day After the Comey Firing, Senate’s Russia Inquiry Escalates With First Subpoena Issued for Mike Flynn

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Michael Flynn arrives for the presidential inauguration at the Capitol on Jan. 20 in Washington.

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A mere 24 hours after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued its first subpoena in its investigation into Trump’s Russian ties and their relation to the 2016 election. While the FBI is in Trump-induced upheaval, the concurrent Senate probe is continuing to focus on former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Flynn, whose lawyer recently floated the idea of immunity in return for his testimony, is being subpoenaed for documents relating to the Senate’s Russian investigation.

According to a joint statement from intel committee heads Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the subpoena comes after a voluntary request for any Russia-related emails, phone calls, and meetings was denied by Flynn last month. NBC reporter Frank Thorp reports this is the first subpoena issued by the Senate intel committee since its joint inquiry into 9/11.*

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*Correction, May 11, 2017: This post originally misspelled Frank Thorp’s last name and misstated that he’s a CBS reporter. He works for NBC.