House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Michael Flynn and Rick Gates as part of its “new” investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Washington Examiner reports.
Both men have already cooperated with Robert Mueller. However, Adam Schiff still wants their testimonies and documents.
“As part of our oversight work, the House Intelligence Committee is continuing to examine the deep counterintelligence concerns raised in Special Counsel Mueller’s report, and that requires speaking directly with the fact witnesses. Both Michael Flynn and Rick Gates were critical witnesses for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, but so far have refused to cooperate fully with Congress,” Schiff said in a statement.
“That’s simply unacceptable,” he added. “The American people, and the Congress, deserve to hear directly from these two critical witnesses. We hope these witnesses come to recognize their cooperation as being with the United States, not merely the Department of Justice.”
The House Intelligence Committee conducted a Russia inquiry of its own under a GOP majority, and in 2018 finished up and found no collusion. But Democrats complained that the investigation ended early and as soon as they got the majority in the House, they immediately reopened it.
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