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

The top Democrat on a House said documents he’s reviewed suggest that former lied to federal clearance investigators about the of payments Flynn received from a 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 oversight committee. Cummings’ letter came the same day Flynn declined to provide documents to the , citing his protection from self-incrimination.

The top two members of the Senate committee say they will “vigorously pursue” the testimony of President Donald Trump’s first adviser, even though Michael Flynn has invoked his Fifth 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 subpoena. Earlier this month, the committee asked Flynn and other Trump associates for lists of meetings and notes taken during the presidential campaign.

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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