Update 4:57 p.m.: The Senate Intelligence Committee is issuing two new subpoenas to compel Michael Flynn to turn over documents about his contacts with Russian officials, committee leaders said Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the committee’s previous subpoena attempt. Committee leaders are directing the new subpoenas at his businesses, believing they can’t invoke the Fifth.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will likely take new actions Tuesday to force President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn to comply with a subpoena, Chairman Richard Burr said in an interview.
The committee served Flynn with a subpoena to compel him to turn over documents regarding his contacts with Russian officials, but Flynn has asserted his right not to incriminate himself. The committee is mulling compelling him to appear before the panel and perhaps subsequently holding Flynn in contempt of Congress, among other options designed to make him produce the documents.
Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said he’s made a decision on how he’ll try to force Flynn to turn over the documents and will likely make it public Tuesday afternoon after discussing it with top committee Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia. The committee will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
“Probably right before the meeting we’ll sign off on everything and be in a situation whether we’re ready to drop a notification or verbally share” the decision, Burr said.
Separately, Warner told a POLITICO reporter that he expected the committee to send a letter and take other action on Tuesday.
Seung Min Kim contributed to this report.