Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flynn Invokes Fifth Amendment, Reminding Us of When He Criticized Others for Doing So

His son, Michael Flynn Jr., deletes tweet referring to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch taking the Fifth
Michael Flynn appears destined to spend much more time in the spotlight than he spent working at the White House, where he served as President Trump's National Security Adviser for three and a half weeks. On Monday, the AP reported that Flynn's lawyers told the Senate intelligence committee that Flynn would invoke the Fifth Amendment (his right against self-incrimination) and not comply with the committee's subpoena regarding the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. On the heels of that revelation, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings released a letter accusing Flynn of lying about money received from Russian sources when Flynn applied for renewal of his security clearance in 2016.
Flynn, through his attorneys, cited the "escalating public frenzy" and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller as the reasons for rejecting the Senate committee's subpoena. Those two factors, the attorneys said, gave their client a "reasonable cause to apprehend danger" should he cooperate. Flynn's legal right to invoke the Fifth Amendment notwithstanding, the move seems likely to exacerbate tensions between the White House and Congress as legislators in both parties attempt to find answers about Russian meddling in U.S. affairs as well as turn current events to their political advantage.
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