Everything You Need to Know About Michael Flynn Invoking the Fifth AmendmentÂ
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will reportedly decline to testify or hand over any documents subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its ongoing probe into Russia’s 2016 election meddling.
The panel issued a subpoena for documents detailing Flynns communications with Russian officials. The US intelligence community credits agents of the Russian government with hacking the Democratic Party last summer. Sources close to Flynn have told several news outlets that Flynn will not release the documents, asserting his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
In March, Flynns attorney, Robert Kelner, announced that Flynn was willing to be interviewed by the FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee in exchange for immunity. Gen. Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit, Kelner said. No one jumped at the deal. But with Flynn now adamantly refusing to cooperate, the topic of immunity has garnered new interest.....
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