Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee Issues Two New Subpoenas for Flynn

The Senate Intelligence Committee will likely take new Actions Tuesday to force President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to comply with a Subpoena, Chairman Richard Burr said.

The Committee served Flynn with a Subpoena to compel him to turn over Documents regarding his contacts with Russian officials, but Flynn has asserted his right not to incriminate himself. The Committee is mulling compelling him to appear before the Panel and perhaps subsequently holding Flynn in Contempt of Congress, among other Options designed to make him produce the Documents.

Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said he's made a decision on how he'll try to force Flynn to turn over the Documents and will likely make it Public Tuesday afternoon after discussing it with top Committee Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia. The Committee will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

"Probably right before the meeting we'll sign off on everything and be in a situation whether we're ready to drop a notification or verbally share" the decision, Burr said.
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Separately, Warner expected the Committee to send a Letter and take other action on Tuesday.

Update 4:57 p.m.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is issuing two New Subpoenas to compel Michael Flynn to turn over Documents about his Contacts with Russian Officials, Committee Leaders said Tuesday. Flynn has invoked his Fifth Amendment Rights in response to the Committee’s previous Subpoena attempt. Committee Leaders are directing the New Subpoenas at his Businesses, believing they can't invoke the Fifth.

Flynn's Problems:

1. By not updating his Security Clearance Documents, the original is good for five years, but an update is required each year to reflect new actions. A new more detail report was required when he was elected to be National Security Advisor (NSA). The penalty is loss of the Security Clearance. If that information was known, he would not have got the NSA position.

2. Violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause while a Retired Lieutenant General by accepting money from the Russian Television Network RT and the Turkey Government as a Foreign Agent. The penalty is to return the money to the Government Treasury, around $600,000.

3. By not Informing and Registering as a Foreign Agent. This penalty is a $10,000 Fine and from Two to Five Years in Jail.

4. By not telling Justice Officials the truth, under Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, for Lying to Federal Government Agents, Jail time decoded by Judge.

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