Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

Erica Roy
May 15, 2017

A day later, they sent a signal that they intend to forge ahead with their investigation of the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation when they subpoenaed documents from former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Sen. "The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections".

Flynn was sacked by President Trump in February after less than a month in the job.

President Trump fired him after he misled vice president Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador.

Trump also mentioned former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who had initially brought up concerns about Flynn - including that because he had misled Trump administration officials and because Russian Federation knew about it, Flynn was potentially at risk of being blackmailed by the Kremlin.

In an email, his lawyer Robert Kelner said they had no comment at this time on the subpoena.

Trump fired Comey without giving any prior indication, but took 18 days to fire Flynn.

The subpoena was announced a day after Mr Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading the bureau's investigation of Russian Federation and the election.

Amid mounting scrutiny, Trump defended his decision to remove Comey, telling NBC's Lester Holt that Comey was a "showboat" and a "grandstander". "And then so our legal department went into a review of the situation.The legal department came back and said they didn't see anything wrong with what was actually said".

"I was going to fire Comey", said Trump.

The justice department, to which the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports, was asked to send recommendations, which were cited in a memo explaining the firing the next day.

He emerged as a central figure into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, and was accused of relaying misleading information to vice president Mike Pence.

President Donald Trump has been described as being white hot, fuming and screaming at cable television news programs reporting on Russia-Trump related news stories.

Trump added that he thought the Democrats were "hypocrites" for their outrage at Comey's dismissal, saying they themselves were upset with Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

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