The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee, said on Tuesday it had invited two former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn company as part of the ongoing trial in the Russian activities during last year’s presidential campaign.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the Committee, identified the company as Flynn Intel Group LLC and Flynn Intel Group, Inc., both based in Alexandria, Va.
The Committee action comes a day after Flynn’s attorney informed the Committee that his client invokes his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, and not for the Committee to comply with the subpoena seeking documents in connection with its investigation.
“A company has the right to take the fifth,” Warner told reporters.
The investigation focuses on whether Flynn and other trump employees in co-operation with Russia to strengthen the Republican candidate in the 2016 election.
Trump fired Flynn in February, because he deceived Vice President, Mike Pence, about the conversations he had with Russia’s Ambassador about potentially easing economic sanctions.
Flynn will also be examined, whether he was fully forthcoming about his foreign contacts, and the income of the organizations, the governments of Russia and Turkey.
Intelligence committee chairman sen., Richard Burr, R-N. C., said Tuesday that the panel s attorney issues a letter to the Flynn ‘, whether his client can in fact rely on to avoid the Fifth amendment, turning over the documents.
Burr added that, if there is no response from Flynn, which can take account of the Committee, is pursuing a contempt of Congress charge.
“Everything on the table,” Burr said. But everything’s immunity, he added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.