CNN recent reported (yeah I know, but let’s just go with it) that Former national security advisor Michael Flynn has refused (yet again) to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as a witness. The Senate Intelligence Committee is currently investigating the “Russian Collusion” during the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
They’re primarily interested in the “business dealings” during the campaign trail when Flynn was an adviser to then-nominee Donald Trump including but not limited to any discussions he had with any Russian officials after the election.
Do you think Flynn knows something he shouldn’t? Is that why he’s refusing, for a second time, to appear? Or could he simply see it as not worth his time? What do you think?
The focus on Flynn appears to center around his business dealings last year while serving as an adviser to the Donald Trump campaign, as well as interactions he had with Russian government officials after the election but prior to Trump’s inauguration.
Flynn also rebuffed the committee’s request for an interview back in May. The panel responded by subpoenaing Flynn’s business records. He complied with that subpoena by turning over more than 600 pages of records.
Flynn was fired on Feb. 14 for reportedly misleading Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn initially denied that he talked about sanctions with Kislyak, though it has since emerged that the subject was discussed.
Flynn’s lobbying work on behalf of the Turkish government has also been a focus of investigators on the Senate panel as well as in Mueller’s office. While serving as an adviser to Trump, Flynn signed a $600,000 contract with a Turkish businessman linked to the Turkish government. Flynn filed as a foreign agent of Turkey in March after being encouraged to do so by the Justice Department.