The House Intelligence Committee has issued summonses for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and former Trump Campaign Vice President Rick Gates. Two men "refused to cooperate fully with Congress."
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The summons calls for Flynn and Gates to submit documents to the committee by June 26, and to make a sworn statement on July 10 work with prosecutors on vario us criminal cases and still have to be convicted. Both plead guilty to crimes in connection with Müller's investigation.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in December 2017 when they questioned him about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the United States in late 2016. Flynn admitted he had initially misled the investigators into whether the two men had discussed sanctions against the outgoing Obama administration, which had been imposed because of Russia's interference in the elections.
Gates, a longtime collaborator of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, admitted he had lied to investigators in early 2018 and has been working with prosecutors ever since. His testimony helped reveal that Manafort had shared internal survey data with a co-worker whom the FBI found to have ties to Russian intelligence.
Flynn's testimony supported Müller's investigation into Russian interference and his investigation into whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice. Mueller's findings included evidence that Trump had attempted to trick Flynn into a possible pardon, and Flynn sent a voicemail to prosecutors, in which Trump's personal attorney John Dowd reminded Flynn of the President's warm feelings towards him and asked for his insight Whether the former Trump The adjutant had Trump involved in any crime.
Although Flynn is awaiting the conviction, he recently released his attorney team and hired a fireproof beating the Müller investigation and demanding that the charges be dropped against Flynn. On Thursday morning Trump tweeted about the change.
"General Michael Flynn, the 33-year-old war hero who has served with distinction, does not have a good lawyer, he has retained a GREAT LAWYER, Sidney Powell, best wishes and good luck to both!" Trump tweeted.
In his letter to Flynn, Schiff noted that the judge in his case, Emmet Sullivan, had asked Flynn to cooperate as much as possible with the government. Schiff suggested that working with the probe of the congress could help convince the judge that he had taken the admonition seriously.
In his letter to Gates, Schiff said he was disappointed that Gates did not consider his commitment as a cooperating witness to include congressional probes.
Ship signaled Wednesday that a subpoena of FBI director Christopher Wray could be in The dispute over the FBI's refusal to disclose whether the FBI's investigations into the Trump campaign or its employees are ongoing.