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Michael Flynn invokes his Fifth amendment right, will not comply with Congressional subpoena

May 22, 2017

  It is now being reported that Michael Flynn–it should be remembered here that Donald Trump fired Michael Flynn when he found out he lied to Mike Pence about his connections to foreign governments–will not comply with a subpoena for his records.

  Here is more:

Michael Flynn informed the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday that he will not comply with the committee’s subpoena for a list of his communications with Russian officials ahead of last year’s presidential election.

The Senate Intelligence panel is investigating Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, and other Trump campaign aides as part of its larger probe of Russia’s meddling in November’s election. Flynn had previously signaled he was not cooperating with the committee’s May 10 request for documents.

Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, asserted in a letter Monday that his client has a Fifth Amendment right not to produce the documents, as doing so would amount to a “testimonial act.”

The letter noted Flynn previously told the committee he would testify only if he got “assurances against unfair prosecution” and that his demand for immunity is unchanged.

  Here is a statement from his lawyer:

“The context in which the committee has called for General Flynn’s testimonial production of documents makes clear that he has more than a reasonable apprehension that any testimony he provides could be used against him,”

  The fact that he believes his testimony can be used against him and is still seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony suggests that Michael Flynn did something wrong and while I will always support a person’s Constitutionally guaranteed rights it does appear as if he is hiding something. Donald Trump should never have named a life-long Democrat to his cabinet in the first place…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2017 8:44 pm

    And it looks like he is going to go head long in another disaster by appointing an FBI Director that will probably go off the rails again. McCabe is a loser and McCain’s best friend Liberman.

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  2. May 23, 2017 1:02 am

    Typical crappy American journalism. They fail to connect the dots. Here is something to ponder.

    Flynn had kept his security clearances, with periodic background checks. His last two backgrround checks were during the Obama administration, in June 2010 and January 2016,.

    The application asks extensively about applicants’ foreign contacts, activities, business and travel. The penalty for knowingly falsifying or concealing information on the form is a fine or up to five years in prison.

    A person security clearance may be denied. Even if an applicant is candid about their foreign dealings, … if it seems like those activities could compromise the applicant’s judgment or loyalty to the United States, (

    Do you think Obama/ Administration knew of this fact? Did the FBI fail to properly vet Flynn? Was Trump purposely handed a compromised appointee?

    Flynn’ case belongs at the DOJ not a nefarious Congressional Committee.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 23, 2017 5:20 am

      Those are all great points and questions but I think it is more than sloppy journalism, I don’t think they want to connect those dots.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Brittius permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:07 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  4. kdocburgess permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:07 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ.



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