Michael Flynn to decline Senate Intel committee subpoena, invoke 5th Amendment later today

The top Democrat on a House said  he’s reviewed suggest that former National Adviser Flynn lied to federal clearance about the source of payments Flynn received from a Russian state-sponsored television network.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland says Flynn told the investigators during an early 2016 security clearance review that a trip to Moscow was “funded by U.S. companies.” Cummings says the actual source of the funds was “the Russian media propaganda arm, RT.”

Cummings made the statements in a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican and chairman of the House committee. Cummings’ letter came the same day Flynn declined to provide documents to the Senate , citing protection from self-incrimination.

The top two members of the Senate intelligence committee say they will “vigorously pursue” the testimony of President Donald Trump’s first , even though Michael Flynn has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Mark Warner of Virginia say they are disappointed that Flynn has decided to ignore the committee’s . Earlier this month, the committee asked Flynn and other Trump associates for lists of meetings and notes taken during the presidential .

The Senate intelligence committee is among the congressional panels investigating Russia’s election meddling and possible ties with the Trump campaign. The FBI is also investigating.

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