The Senate Intelligence Committee is still negotiating with former national security adviser Michael Flynn to obtain documents for its counterterrorism investigation into Russian Federation and the US presidential election, congressional aides said on Thursday.
"Gen. Flynn's attorneys have not yet indicated their intentions regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena", Burr said in a statement.
NEW- Senate Intelligence Committee: "General Flynn's lawyers have said he will NOT honor the subpoena".
Burr told reporters earlier Thursday about the response from Flynn's lawyer.
Burr's initial announcement prompted many folks on Twitter to say the move meant that Flynn could end up in jail: contempt of Congress! GOP chairman unveils proposed Pentagon buying reforms Senators told of broadening Russian Federation investigation MORE (R-N.C.) said Thursday.
The North Carolina senator later clarified his statement, leaving the question of whether Flynn would comply with the subpoena up in the air.
Burr's comments were reported by the Associated Press and others and come after reports that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into Flynn's actions, and that Trump's team knew Flynn was under investigation before they hired him.
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It was condemned by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has the backing of Iran and Russian Federation . Syria has remained embroiled in a civil war since 2011 after the regime launched a crackdown on pro-democratic protesters.
Despite the disclosure, Trump appointed Flynn as his national security adviser.
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Rosenstein was due to brief USA senators later on Thursday.
Congressional aides told Reuters the committee was still negotiating in the hopes of obtaining the requested documents.
On March 30, Flynn offered to testify before both the House and Senate Intelligence Communities in exchange for immunity.
If Flynn does refuse to comply with the subpoena, the Committee has two basic choices: let it go or pursue contempt remedies against Flynn.