Members of Senates investigation mention Flynn is experimenting his restrictions by ignoring their requests to turn over records, and inform he risks being held in contempt
Congressional investigates on Tuesday issued a fresh warn to Michael Flynn to turn over documents pertaining to the investigation of Russian interference in the US election, intensifying pressure on Donald Trumps former national protection consultant to either comply or risk being held in contempt.
Leaders of the Senate intelligence committee, which is overseeing one of the three separate inquiries into potential ties between Trumps campaign and Moscow, announced two new subpoenas for Flynns business records a period after he scorned earlier requests for documents by invoking his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.
Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the panel, told reporters on Capitol hill they were considering all options available to make Flynns cooperation with their investigation. Among the possibilities, the senators accepted, was to hold Flynn in contempt of Congress, a criminal accuse, if he continued down the path of rejecting compliance.
The end of that alternative is a contempt accuse, Burr told. Thats not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen Flynn.
Wed like to see his records, marriage like him to tell his tale because he publicly told, Ive got a tale to tell, Burr added. Were permitting him that opportunity.
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