Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, demanded that Michael Flynn appear before the committee for testimony Sept. 25, after the former national security adviser failed to provide documents and said he would plead the Fifth.
Interestingly, everyone that Congress has “demanded” to appear, has refused.
The committee subpoenaed Flynn on June 12 for personal and business records as part of an ongoing investigation of the Trump administration. In a five-page letter to Flynn’s lawyers, Schiff said Flynn “failed to comply with the Committee’s subpoena or cooperate with the Committee’s efforts to secure [his] compliance.”
“Accordingly, the Committee now commands you to appear for testimony on September 25, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.,” reads the letter.
Schiff is seeking Flynn’s correspondence with Trump associates, as well as business records from Flynn Intel Group (FIG), the consulting firm that has landed Flynn in legal trouble because of work done on behalf of the Turkish government.
All of this news comes amid reports that the FBI lost the Flynn interview 302’s that the DOJ requested a few months back.
— Jim Ledbetter (@BigJimLedbetter) September 10, 2019
The FBI also deleted all of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’ bias texts as well. This has the American public wondering what is going on over in the FBI.
Flynn’s former business partner, Bijan Rafiekian, was convicted July 23 for working as an unregistered foreign agent of Turkey stemming from his work at FIG in 2016.
Flynn is awaiting sentencing in a case stemming from the special counsel’s investigation. The retired Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty Dec. 1, 2017, to lying to the FBI during a Jan. 24, 2017, Oval Office meeting regarding his contacts with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Flynn’s defenders have noted two disgraced FBI officials were an integral part of the investigation into Flynn.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe set up the White House interview with Flynn. Peter Strzok, who led the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign, led the interview.
McCabe would later be fired from the FBI for lying to investigators about authorizing a leak of information unrelated to the Russia probe. Strzok was fired Aug. 13, 2018, over anti-Trump text messages he sent while directing the Russia investigation. [READ MORE…]