On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to retired general and disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
The subpoena is a follow-up to previous attempts by the committee to have Flynn provide documents relating to his paid work on behalf of foreign governments, which he declined to cooperate with through his attorney. Now, Flynn is being compelled to testify before the committee, which is in the midst of an investigation into the Trump campaign’s communications with Russian government operatives.
Senators are asking General Flynn for details regarding a 2015 trip to Moscow, in which he spoke at an event honoring Russian-owned media company RT in exchange for $45,000. They are also asking for him to divulge additional information in relation to a $500,000 contract his firm secured with the Turkish government — during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — for working to find self-exiled Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed for a failed coup attempt in 2016.
Other Trump confidants who received letters from the Senate Intelligence Committee include former foreign policy advisor Carter Page, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and former Trump advisor Roger Stone.