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Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn for Russia-Related Documents

Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the panel, said.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone says he will "fully comply" with the Senate intelligence committee's request for information and documents relating to its Russian Federation investigation.

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday demanding documents related to Russian Federation from President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ramping up its monthslong investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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". Mark Warner, the committee's Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel made a decision to issue the subpoena after Flynn, through his lawyer, declined to cooperate with an April 28 request to turn over the documents.

The announcement comes a day after the Trump administration fired James B. Comey from his post as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), citing his handling of a probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails as the reason for his termination.

The subpoena issued on Wednesday night is the first the committee has announced in the course of its Russian Federation investigation, The Washington Post reported.

Flynn was sacked by Trump in February after published reports that the national security adviser had misled Vice President Pence about his discussions with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Flynn is one of four former Trump aides that Senate investigators sent requests to. Comey's firing prompted a storm of criticism from Democrats, who accused the president of seeking to stall the probe.

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