Flynn Reportedly Refusing to Testify before Senate Intel Committee

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has refused a new request to appear as a witness before the Senate Intelligence Committee, CNN reports.

Flynn first declined to comply with a Senate subpoena in May, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights.

The Senate intelligence committee has sought testimony from Flynn as part of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, as well as whether Trump associates had any involvement.

Flynn resigned from the White House in February amid controversy over his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

He has also been subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee, which is conducting a separate probe into Russia’s election meddling. Flynn had offered to testify before both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees in exchange for immunity, but neither committee accepted the offer.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr has said the committee has ruled out considering Flynn’s request for immunity to testify before the committee.

Both committees are conducting their own investigations into Russian meddling in the election, including Trump and his campaign officials’ ties to Russia.

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