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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Trump says his former national security adviser is right to ask for immunity in exchange for talking about Russia. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michael Flynn handed over 600 documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee


UPDATED June 6, 3:15 p.m. EST:

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn handed over more than 600 pages of documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, adhering to the panel's subpoena issued in late May, CNN reported.

According to a source, the documents are mostly business records, but also include some personal documents "based on the narrowed requests from the committee."

UPDATED May 30, 6:10 p.m. EST:

After previously invoking Fifth Amendment rights to circumvent a previous subpoena, ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn will hand over some documents to the Senate intelligence panel, according to the Associated Press.

UPDATE May 23, 6:33 p.m.:

The Senate Intelligence Committee slapped Michael Flynn two new subpoenas to turn over documents about his contacts with Russian officials on Tuesday, Politico reported. The Congressional move surfaced just one day after the former national security adviser invoked the Fifth Amendment to circumvent a previous subpoena.

This time, the Committee directed the subpoenas at his businesses, believing he can't plead the Fifth.

“While we disagree with Gen. Flynn’s lawyer’s interpretation of taking the Fifth, it is even more clear that a business does not have a right to take the Fifth if it’s a corporation,” said top committee Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia. 

Prior to his brief stint as Trump's national security adviser, Flynn ran a consulting firm called the Flynn Intel Group. 

Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, remained adamant about obtaining information from Flynn.

“If in fact there’s not a response, we’ll seek additional counsel advice on how to proceed forward,” Burr said at a joint press briefing with Warner. “At the end of that option is a contempt charge, and I’ve said that everything is on the table.”

ORIGINAL STORY: One day after federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Flynn for documents pertaining to the ongoing Russia investigation, the Associated Press reported.

The Republican chairman of the committee, Sen. Richard Burr, and the Democratic vice chairman Sen. Mark Warner, said the panel had initially requested the documents from Flynn on April 28. They said that Flynn's lawyer declined to cooperated. 

On Tuesday, Burr issued a condemning statement on Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey’s termination. I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already difficult investigation by the Committee," the statement read.

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