GOP Sen. Collins on Trump: 'We Cannot Have This Constant Chaos'

Burr may be second N.C. senator to make history

"Gen. Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor the subpoena, and that's not a surprise to the committee, but we'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is", Burr told reporters on Thursday morning.

A report by the New York Times claims the Trump administration knew in January 2017 of adviser Michael Flynn's contact with Russian diplomats. Fl...

On Feb. 13, Trump ordered Flynn to resign amid media reports that the national security adviser had lied to Pence about discussing US sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016.

Ousted Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will not honor a subpoena issued by a Senate committee looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The Intelligence Committee has been probing Russia's alleged meddling the 2016 election, including whether members of the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian officials to benefit their candidate. GOP chairman unveils proposed Pentagon buying reforms Senators told of broadening Russian Federation investigation MORE (R-N.C.) said Thursday.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has blamed the Obama administration for not sufficiently vetting Flynn, pointing out that Flynn had a security clearance under the previous president.

The Trump administration has repeatedly denied collusion with Russian Federation. President Trump brought him on anyway. Relying on the criminal contempt statute here raises an interesting question: Would Special Counsel Robert Mueller be considered the "appropriate United States attorney" for the purposes of congressional contempt referral, since the documents subpoenaed by Congress bear on those matters which are part of his investigation?

Rosenstein was due to brief US senators later on Thursday.

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates, a Barack Obama appointee held over for the start of the new administration but fired by Trump, said under oath this month that she warned the White House that Flynn had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that he could potentially be blackmailed by Russians over his misleading claims. Mark Warner, D-Va., announced in a statement released last Wednesday that the committee had subpoenaed Flynn for documents, and noted they made the initial request for the documents in late April.

Meanwhile, Speaker of House Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, worked hard at a news conference Thursday to demonstrate that the Russia-gate hubbub was not preventing Congress from pushing forward on other fronts.

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