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Russia Dealings: US Senate subpoenas Flynn

11 May 2017

The Senate intelligence committee said late Wednesday it issued a subpoena to compel Flynn to turn over documents related to its investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election.

Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-Va.) said in the Wednesday statement that the subpoena was issued in response to Flynn refusing to comply with an April 28 request for the records.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone he will "fully comply" with the Senate intelligence committee's request for information and documents relating to its Russian Federation investigation.

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He also says in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show that he favored the firing of FBI Director James Comey and thought that Trump "made the right decision".

Russian Federation and the Trump administration deny any part in colluding on the U.S. election.

Page has already replied to the committee numerous times, saying he will not cooperate with their request until Senate investigators ask former President Barack Obama's administration for his communications, an allusion to Page's accusation that he was targeted by the Obama administration. He and Warner have invited Comey to testify before the committee on 16 May in a closed session.

"My hope is that you will continue to live our values and the mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution".

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"I've said from the beginning that our intentions are to get information from all the individuals of interest, and I will go to whatever lengths I feel necessary", Burr said in a brief hallway interview at the Capitol, hours before Trump fired Comey on Tuesday.

Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (L) alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner event celebrating Russian TV network RT's 10th anniversary in Moscow, Russia.

On Monday, the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, told lawmakers that she had warned the president's top legal adviser on January 26 that Flynn's deception on those calls left him open to blackmail.

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