The house oversight committee’s top Democrat, said Monday that the documents he reviewed suggest that the former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn lied to federal security clearance investigators received about the source of the payments Flynn from the Russian state-funded TV network.
In a letter to the Committee Chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., says Flynn told investigators to check during an early 2016, the security check, a December, promoted 2015 trip to Moscow “by US companies.” Cummings says, the real source of the capital, was “the Russian media propaganda arm, RT.”
Cummings went on to ask the Chairman, ABG. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, subpoena White house documents about Flynn, Cummings says held back from the Committee.
Cummings’ letter was rejected on the same day, Flynn, documents will be injured to the Senate intelligence committee, citing his Fifth Amendment right.
Late Monday night, the Chairman and ranking member of the Senate intelligence committee, swore that they would “vigorously Flynn ‘ s track” testimony.
While we are aware of the Flynn ‘ s Constitution called moderate rights to the Fifth Amendment,” Sens. Richard Burr, R-N. C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a joint statement, “to ignore we are disappointed that he has chosen, the Committee, the subpoena request for documents relevant and necessary to our investigation.
“We will vigorously testimony, General Flynn, to track it and its production and all the relevant materials in accordance with the Committee the authorities.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.