The Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the committee’s investigation of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The subpoena was announced Wednesday by the committee chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and ranking member, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
According to the senators’ joint statement, the committee sought the documents from Flynn last month, but Flynn’s lawyer denied the request. The senators then decided to move forward with a subpoena.
The Intelligence Committee probe is one of several investigating whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
Flynn resigned from his post as Trump’s national security adviser after it was revealed he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, prior to Trump’s inauguration.
The subpoena came one day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the FBI investigation on alleged collusion with Russia.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.