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house intelligence committee issues subpoenas in russia probe


the subpoenas show that the panel is stepping up its investigation.        






house intelligence committee issues subpoenas in russia probe


the subpoenas show that the panel is stepping up its investigation.        






house intel committee issues subpoenas for mike flynn, michael cohen, others in


the house intelligence committee on wednesday issued seven more subpoenas as part of its ongoing investigation into russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with donald trump’s campaign.four of the subpoenas remain unknown, but reportedly related directly to the russia investigation. three related to “unmasking” requests made by the obama administration.michael cohen told @gloriaborger last night that “if i am subpoenaed to testify, i will comply— and gladly.” pic.twitter.com/g3oy4fkbpd— elizabeth landers (@elizlanders) may 31, 2017michael cohen just told me on the phone he would still comply with the subpoena (just issued by house cmte). “the answer is yes, ok?”— alana abramson (@aabramson) may 31, 2017






us congress issues russia probe subpoenas


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption michael flynn and michael cohen at trump tower the us house intelligence committee has issued subpoenas to president donald trump's former aide and his lawyer, as part of its russia investigation.the orders were made to fired national security adviser michael flynn and lawyer michael cohen.the committee is one of several probes into alleged meddling by moscow in last year's presidential election, and any collusion with the trump campaign.all of them have been dismissed by the president as "fake news".republican mike conaway and democrat adam schiff, who head the committee, announced the move in a joint statement. "as part of our ongoing investigation into russian active measures during the 2016 campaign, today we approved subpoenas for several indiv






trump-russia investigation: us congress issues subpoenas


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption michael flynn and michael cohen at trump tower the us house intelligence committee has issued subpoenas to president donald trump's former aide and his lawyer, as part of its russia investigation.the orders were made to fired national security adviser michael flynn and lawyer michael cohen.the committee is one of several probes into alleged meddling by moscow in last year's presidential election, and any collusion with the trump campaign.all of them have been dismissed by the president as "fake news".republican mike conaway and democrat adam schiff, who head the committee, announced the move in a joint statement. "as part of our ongoing investigation into russian active measures during the 2016 campaign, today we approved subpoenas for several indiv






trump-russia investigation: us congress issues subpoenas


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption michael flynn and michael cohen at trump tower the us house intelligence committee has issued subpoenas to president donald trump's former aide and his lawyer, as part of its russia investigation.the orders were made to fired national security adviser michael flynn and lawyer michael cohen.the committee is one of several probes into alleged meddling by moscow in last year's presidential election, and any collusion with the trump campaign.all of them have been dismissed by the president as "fake news".republican mike conaway and democrat adam schiff, who head the committee, announced the move in a joint statement. "as part of our ongoing investigation into russian active measures during the 2016 campaign, today we approved subpoenas for several indiv






house intel committee issues subpoenas for flynn, cohen in russia probe


the house intelligence committee said wednesday it is issuing subpoenas for former national security adviser michael flynn and president donald trump's personal lawyer, michael cohen, as well as their businesses, as part of its investigation into russian activities during last year's election.in addition to those four subpoenas, the committee has issued three others — to the national security agency, the fbi and the cia — for information about requests that government officials made to "unmask" the identities of u.s. individuals named in classified intelligence reports, according to a congressional aide.the subpoenas were announced as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible trump campaign ties to russia has approved former fbi director james comey to tes






report: house intelligence committee issues seven subpoenas


on wednesday, the house intelligence committee issued seven subpoenas -- four related to the investigation into russian meddling in the presidential election and three to the "unmasking" of trump associates during the presidential transition.playvideocbsnflynn to turn over docs in russia probe & other top trump headlines former national security adviser michael flynn will turn over documents in the russia probe as jared kushner becomes part of the investigation as... the committee announced late wednesday afternoon that it would subpoena former national security adviser michael flynn and the flynn intel group llc, and trump lawyer michael cohen and michael d. cohen & associates pc as part of its investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. the committee's statement, released b






house committee issues subpoenas; comey ok'd to testify


washington — the house intelligence committee said wednesday it is issuing subpoenas for president donald trump's former national security adviser and his personal lawyer, as well as their businesses, as part of its investigation into russian activities during last year's election.in addition to those four subpoenas, the committee has issued three others — to the national security agency, the fbi and the cia — for information about requests that government officials made to "unmask" the identities of u.s. individuals named in classified intelligence reports, according to a congressional aide.the subpoenas were announced as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible trump campaign ties to russia has approved former fbi director james comey to testify before






house intel committee approves issues for mike flynn, michael cohen, others in t


the house intelligence committee on wednesday issued two more subpoenas as part of its ongoing investigation into russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with donald trump’s campaign.michael cohen told @gloriaborger last night that "if i am subpoenaed to testify, i will comply— and gladly." pic.twitter.com/g3oy4fkbpd— elizabeth landers (@elizlanders) may 31, 2017one of the subpoenas were issued against embattled former national security adviser mike flynn and his business, flynn intel group. flynn had previously said he would not comply with congressional subpoenas, citing his fifth amendment protection against self-incrimination. he later changed tune after his business records were subpoenaed; experts argued businesses are not afforded the same protecti






michael flynn and trump's personal lawyer among seven subpoenaed in russia inves


the house intelligence committee issued seven subpoenas wednesday, ramping up its investigations into russian interference in the 2016 election and into whether names of president trump’s associates were improperly revealed in classified intelligence reports.subpoenas went to trump’s former national security advisor, michael flynn, and to the president’s longtime personal attorney, michael cohen. the senate intelligence committee and a federal grand jury in virginia also have issued subpoenas for flynn’s business records.in a statement, the house committee said it had issued subpoenas seeking “testimony, personal documents and business records” from flynn and cohen. it also approved subpoenas for the flynn intel group llc and for michael d. cohen & associates pc.“we hope and expect that an






house intel panel to subpoena former wh aide michael flynn, trump lawyer michael


the house intelligence committee issued seven subpoenas today, as separate house and senate investigations involving the 2016 u.s. presidential election accelerate and expand in scope. four of the house subpoenas reported today are related to the russia investigation, and three focus on the so-called ‘unmasking’ controversy, say unnamed sources cited in stories out today by the wall street journal and reuters, among other news organizations. report this ad  reports the wsj: the republican-led committee issued four subpoenas related to the russia investigation. three subpoenas are related to questions about how and why the names of associates of president donald trump were unredacted and distributed within classified reports by obama administration officials during the transition between ad






michael flynn targeted by grand jury subpoenas, sources confirm


federal prosecutors probing russian interference in last year's presidential election have issued grand jury subpoenas for business  records of associates of former national security adviser michael flynn, cbs news has confirmed.cnn was first to report the story.sources tell cbs news investigators have been using all tools at their disposal. the probe has been going forward aggressively and showing no signs of slowing down, and subpoenas are part of an investigation, the cbs news sources point out.flynn's attorney has not responded to cbs news requests for comment.the fbi began its investigation in july into possible ties between trump campaign associates and moscow.cnn cites people familiar with the investigation as saying the subpoenas "issued in recent weeks by the u.s. attorney's offic






‘business does not have a right to take the fifth’


senate intelligence committee ranking democrat mark warner (d-va) on tuesday revealed the committee has issued two more subpoenas against retired gen. michael flynn, this time targeting donald trump’s former national security adviser’s businesses.the committee, which is investigating russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the trump campaign, issued the subpoenas after flynn declined to provide documents related to his financial ties to russia.“while we disagree with gen. flynn’s lawyer’s interpretation of taking the fifth, it is even more clear that a business does not have a right to take the fifth, it is a corporation,” warner said tuesday during a joint press conference with senate intel committee chairman sen. richard burr (r-nc).“those subpoenas, one has






rep. devin nunes still has subpoena powers in house intel probe of trump-russia


rep. devin nunes (r-ca) still oversees subpoenas in the congressional russia probe from which he stepped aside over ethics concerns.the chairman of the house intelligence committee met privately this week to discuss the ongoing investigation, and the republican majority agreed to continue under the panel’s current rules, reported cnn.that means nunes, who stepped away from the probe while an ethics claim against him is investigated, still has the authority to issue subpoenas after consulting with rep. adam schiff (d-ca), the committee’s ranking democrat.the house of representatives’ ethics committee launched an investigation last month into nunes over his late-night trip to the white house to get an exclusive intelligence briefing from two members of the trump administration and then discl






michael flynn targeted by grand jury subpoenas, sources confirm


federal prosecutors probing russian interference in last year's presidential election have issued grand jury subpoenas for business  records of associates of former national security adviser michael flynn, cbs news has confirmed.cnn was first to report the story.sources tell cbs news investigators have been using all tools at their disposal. the probe has been going forward aggressively and showing no signs of slowing down, and subpoenas are part of an investigation, the cbs news sources point out.flynn's attorney has not responded to cbs news requests for comment.the fbi began its investigation in july into possible ties between trump campaign associates and moscow.cnn cites people familiar with the investigation as saying the subpoenas "issued in recent weeks by the u.s. attorney's offic






report: russian officials discussed how to influence trump through his campaign


a new report says u.s. intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior russian officials discussing how to influence donald trump through his campaign advisers.that's according to the new york times, which cites three current and former american officials. the report wednesday says the russians zeroed in on trump campaign chairman paul manafort and michael flynn, a former head of u.s. military intelligence who was a key trump campaign adviser.the report says the russian officials thought manafort and flynn could be used to influence trump's views on russia. the times says some of the officials bragged about ties to flynn. others thought they could use manafort's association with former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych, who led a pro-






house intelligence committee will subpoena michael flynn, schiff says


the house intelligence committee is preparing to issue subpoenas to president trump's former national security advisor, michael flynn, according to the committee's ranking democrat, following the lead of the senate intelligence committee.rep. adam schiff (d-burbank) said the house subpoenas "will be designed to maximize our chance of getting the information we need" for the committee's investigation of russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign."i think we need to use whatever compulsory [processes] necessary to get the information that he possesses," schiff said. earlier this week, flynn's lawyers said he would refuse separate senate subpoenas for any records about his former business dealings with russia, citing his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination.the senate comm






nunes ‘acted separately’ from house russia probe by unilaterally issuing subpoen


among a flurry of subpoenas issued wednesday for donald trump confidantes mike flynn and michael cohen, three of the four related to questions about “unmasking”—or why the names of trump associates were referenced in intelligence reports under barack obama’s administration, the wall street journal reports.republicans have been pushing for information on unmasking requests made by former national security adviser susan rice, which have been used as a de-facto defense for trump’s unsubstantiated claim that obama “wiretapped” trump tower during the 2016 presidential election.but several subpoenas issued wednesday did not come from the house intelligence committee writ large, but from chair rep. devin nunes (r-ca). nunes previously said he would step aside from the probe after it was revealed






nunes ‘acted separately’ from house russia probe by unilaterally issuing subpoen


among a flurry of subpoenas issued wednesday for donald trump confidantes mike flynn and michael cohen, three related to questions about “unmasking”—or why the names of trump associates were referenced in intelligence reports under barack obama’s administration, the wall street journal reports.republicans have been pushing for information on unmasking requests made by former national security adviser susan rice, which have been used as a de-facto defense for trump’s unsubstantiated claim that obama “wiretapped” trump tower during the 2016 presidential election.but several subpoenas issued wednesday did not come from the house intelligence committee writ large, but from chair rep. devin nunes (r-ca). nunes previously said he would step aside from the probe after it was revealed he obtained






nunes ‘acted separately’ from house russia probe by unilaterally issuing subpoen


among a flurry of subpoenas issued wednesday for donald trump confidantes mike flynn and michael cohen, three related to questions about “unmasking”—or why the names of trump associates were referenced in intelligence reports under barack obama’s administration, the wall street journal reports.republicans have been pushing for information on unmasking requests made by former national security adviser susan rice, which have been used as a de-facto defense for trump’s unsubstantiated claim that obama “wiretapped” trump tower during the 2016 presidential election.but several subpoenas issued wednesday did not come from the house intelligence committee writ large, but from chair rep. devin nunes (r-ca). nunes previously said he would step aside from the probe after it was revealed he obtained






flynn and manafort emerge as ‘key figures’ in probe as special counsel takes ove


nbc news reports two close aides to donald trump have emerged as “key figures” in the investigation into russian collusion with the trump campaign.four law enforcement officials told nbc news that “multiple grand jury subpoenas” have been issued in connection with former campaign manager paul manafort and former national security advisor michael flynn.deputy attorney general rod rosenstein announced wednesday that former fbi director robert mueller will head the justice department’s investigation into trump campaign collusion with russia and russia interference into the 2016 election campaign.nbc news also reports that both manafort and flynn have been formally categorized as “subjects” of a criminal investigation.“i hope you can let this go,” james comey is alleging trump told him, in ref






russia probe reportedly has current white house advisor under scrutiny


the washington post is reporting that a current senior white house advisor is under scrutiny as part of an investigation into possible coordination between the trump campaign and russia.the newspaper is citing unidentified people familiar with the investigation. the advisor under scrutiny has not been named, but is described as someone close to trump.the post says the revelation comes as the investigation appears to be entering a more open and active phase, with investigators conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas.current administration officials who have acknowledged contacts with russian officials include trump's son-in-law, jared kushner, atty. gen. jeff sessions and secretary of state rex tillerson.






trump says investigation will show no collusion between his campaign and russia


president trump said a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and "any foreign entity."trump commented late wednesday after the justice department announced the appointment of former fbi director robert s. mueller iii to oversee the investigation into trump-russian connections in the 2016 election.trump said in a written statement that he looks forward to "this matter concluding quickly."he also pledged to never stop fighting for the people and issues that are important to the country's future.trump last week fired james b. comey as fbi director, later explaining that it was partly because of the russia investigation.






house intel panel to issue subpoenas for flynn material


washington — the ranking democrat on the house intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former national security adviser michael flynn to cooperate with its investigation into russian activities during the 2016 election.rep. adam schiff of california told reporters at a breakfast wednesday that flynn has declined to provide materials to the committee. he says the committee will be "following up with subpoenas" to maximize the chances of getting information from flynn.president donald trump fired flynn for making misleading statements to vice president michael pence about his contacts with russian officials.flynn has become a target of probes being conducted in the house, senate and the fbi.the senate intelligence committee also has issued subpoenas to flynn to






congress pressures fbi to reveal any trump wiretap info


sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap) 1281 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — with threats of subpoenas and efforts to block a top justice nominee, congressional leaders are ramping up pressure on the justice department and fbi to acknowledge whether there is any information to support president trump's widely disputed claim that the obama administration wiretapped his new york offices in advance of the november election.sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c., a senior member of the judiciary committee, indicated wednesday that he has bipartisan support to seek subpoenas if fbi director james comey does not respond to trump's wiretap claims and outline the status of the bureau's ongoing investigation into communications between trump associates and russian government officials






congress pressures fbi to reveal any trump wiretap info


sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c.(photo: j. scott applewhite, ap) 5 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — with threats of subpoenas and efforts to block a top justice nominee, congressional leaders are ramping up pressure on the justice department and fbi to acknowledge whether there is any information to support president trump's widely disputed claim that the obama administration wiretapped his new york offices in advance of the november election.sen. lindsey graham, r-s.c., a senior member of the judiciary committee, indicated wednesday that he has bipartisan support to seek subpoenas if fbi director james comey does not respond to trump's wiretap claims and outline the status of the bureau's ongoing investigation into communications between trump associates and russian government officials."i






flynn warned the trump transition team he was under investigation weeks before t


former national security adviser michael flynn told donald trump’s transition team he was under federal investigation well before the inauguration, the new york times reports.the disclosure was made on jan. 4 to the transition team’s chief lawyer donald f. mcgahn ii. about a month after flynn was notified of an investigation into his work as a paid lobbyist for turkey during the 2016 campaign, trump made flynn his national security adviser—providing him access to the most sensitive intelligence secrets in the world.flynn was not fired from the position until 24 days into trump’s administration—and a full18 days after former acting attorney general sally yates warned the white house flynn was potentially compromised by the russians and had been interviewed by the fbi.the day after flynn’s d






trump-russia investigation has evolved into a ‘criminal investigation’


facebook, trump news, u.s. newslindsey graham: trump-russia investigation has evolved into a ‘criminal investigation’eric w. dolan18 may 2017 at 15:58 etsen. lindsey graham (r-sc) said after a closed-door senate meeting on thursday that the federal investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign and russian operatives now appears to be a criminal investigation.“it was a counterintelligence investigation before now. it seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation,” he said after a meeting with deputy attorney general rod rosenstein.“what does that mean for the congress? i find it hard to subpoena records of somebody like flynn who may be subject to a criminal investigation because he has a right not to incriminate himself,” graham added. “as to comey, the former






senate intelligence committee subpoenas flynn documents


the senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed former trump national security adviser michael flynn for documents related to the panel's investigation into russia's election meddling.sen. richard burr, the republican chairman, and sen. mark warner, the committee's democratic vice chairman, say the panel had first requested the documents from flynn on april 28. they say flynn's lawyer declined to cooperate with the request.flynn was fired by trump after less than a month on the job. the white house said he misled vice president mike pence and other top officials about his communications with russia's ambassador to the united states.flynn's russia ties are also being scrutinized by the fbi as it investigates whether trump's campaign was involved in russia's election interference.






house intel committee subpoenas trump’s longtime personal attorney as part of ru


the house intelligence committee has subpoenaed president donald trump’s personal attorney, michael cohen, as part of its ongoing investigation into russia’s election meddling and contacts with the trump campaign, according to a congressional aide.the aide spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal committee matters.cohen, a longtime attorney for the trump organization, remains a personal lawyer for trump. he served as a cable television surrogate for the republican during the presidential campaign.the subpoena for cohen comes as the congressional investigations into ties between the trump campaign and russia advance beyond formal requests for information from trump associates. the president’s first national security adviser, michael flynn, has also received subpoenas fro






senator graham threatens subpoena on trump wiretapping claim


republican senator lindsey graham said that congress was ready to “flex its muscles” if fbi director james comey did not answer lawmakers’ questions by wednesday about any russian ties to the trump campaign or provide evidence of a wiretapping warrant for trump tower.graham, in a series of television interviews, said he was prepared to issue subpoenas for information on whether the federal bureau of investigation received a warrant to tap trump’s phones during the 2016 presidential campaign, as the president alleged on twitter, without offering proof.additionally, charles grassley, the chairman of the senate judiciary committee, has threatened to hold up trump’s nominee for deputy attorney general, rod j. rosenstein, until comey briefs the panel about alleged russian ties to trump.“congres






flynn associates subpoenaed in russia probe: cnn


federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas seeking business records from people who worked with former u.s. national security adviser michael flynn when he was a private citizen, cnn reported on tuesday.citing people familiar with the matter, cnn said the subpoenas were issued by the u.s. attorney’s office in alexandria, virginia. they targeted people who worked with flynn on contracts after he was pushed out of his job as director of the defense intelligence agency in 2014, it reported.flynn later joined the trump campaign but was fired as the white house national security adviser by president donald trump in february after he failed to tell the truth about his contacts with the russian ambassador to the united states.flynn’s attorney, robert kelner, did not respond immediately






democratic senators call trump's firing of comey 'nixonian'; some demand indepen


lawmakers in congress were stunned by president trump's sudden firing tuesday of fbi director james b. comey in the midst of an investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election, including possible coordination with trump associates.democrats quickly described trump's dismissal of comey as "nixonian" and pushed for immediate hearings on the firing, while republicans insisted it is the president's prerogative to hire and fire the nation's top law enforcement officer.senate minority leader charles e. schumer (d-n.y.) said he told trump he was making a "very big mistake.""were these investigations getting too close to home for the president?" schumer asked. "they fired director comey, the very man leading the investigation.... this does not seem to be a coincidence."schumer and oth






trump administration sought to block sally yates from testifying to congress on


analysis: nunes casts doubt on gop impartiality on russia investigationamber phillipsfrom the perspective of impartiality, one of the problems with congress investigating russia's meddling in the u.s. election and whether president donald trump's circle had anything to do with it is congress itself. from the perspective of impartiality, one of the problems with congress investigating russia's meddling in the u.s. election and whether president donald trump's circle had anything to do with it is congress itself. (amber phillips)






comey: fbi launched investigation into russia meddling in july


fbi director james b. comey told congress that the fbi launched its investigation into russian meddling in the u.s. elections nearly nine months ago.he said the fbi started investigating the matter in july and that its work was still in the early stages.he declined to say when the investigation might concluded.comey refused to comment when asked by rep. jim himes (d-conn.) if the investigation had uncovered evidence of collision between trump campaign associates and russia.earlier at the hearing, he confirmed publicly for the first time that the fbi is investigating possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russian government. comey and rogers said they remained convinced that russia interfered in the election and sought to help trump."putin hated secretary clinton so much that






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