Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn
By Tom LoBianco
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate intelligence committee Wednesday issued a subpoena to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials.
The subpoena comes after Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, alerted the panel that he would not provide documents in response to their April 28 request.
Flynn’s lawyer declined comment to CNN Wednesday evening.
The subpoena also comes as Senate investigators have aggressively moved on their probe after months of groundwork, and just a few days after now-former FBI Director James Comey alerted the leaders of the intelligence panel the FBI was ramping up its own investigation.
Sen. James Lankford, a Republican on the Senate intelligence committee, told Fox News Wednesday evening that the panel had “subpoenaed a large number of documents.”
“He didn’t turn those documents over, so we have subpoenaed those documents,” Lankford said. “We do expect them to be delivered to us.”
Flynn is one of four former Trump aides that Senate investigators sent requests to. The other three are former campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone.
Page has already replied to the committee numerous times, saying he will not cooperate with their request until Senate investigators ask former President Barack Obama’s administration for his communications — an allusion to Page’s accusation that he was targeted by the Obama administration.
It was not immediately clear Wednesday evening if a subpoena had been issued for Page as well.
And Manafort had also responded to the committee by its Tuesday deadline, according to a source familiar with Manafort’s response.
CNN’s Evan Perez and Eli Watkins contributed to this report.