22 May 2017

In News That Should Surprise No One

Former Trump NSC chair and current Islamophobic nut job Mike Flynn has taken the 5th and will refuse to testify before the Senate:
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has formally invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in declining a subpoena to appear before a Senate committee.

Flynn’s attorneys cited the constitutional provision in a letter to the Senate Committee on Intelligence in which they declined to provide documents the congressional committee had requested pertaining to his communications with officials of the Russian government.

“Producing documents that fall within the subpoena’s broad scope would be a testimonial act, insofar as it would confirm or deny the existence of such documents,” the lawyers’ letter said, according to a copy obtained by the Associated Press.
Flynn is demanding immunity, despite the fact that in 2016 he publicly stated that a request of immunity was an admission of guilt.



Stephen Montsaroff said...

This is an interesting legal stretch, viz. the docs, I have never seen the fifth used for this purpose.

I wonder whether Congress could issue search warrants? It used to have a jail.

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