Former national security adviser will turn over business and personal documents for the Senate intelligence committee’s investigation into election meddling
After initially refusing, former national security adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and its links to Donald Trump’s election campaign, a person close to Flynn told the Associated Press.
Flynn will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some personal documents the committee requested earlier this month, a person close to Flynn said. Flynn plans to produce documents by next week, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Flynn’s private interactions with the committee.
The decision on Tuesday was the first signal that Flynn and the Senate panel have found common ground. Congressional investigators continue to press for key documents in the ongoing investigation, and the retired lieutenant general is trying to limit damaging disclosures that hostile Democratic lawmakers could use against him.
Flynn had previously invoked his fifth amendment protection against self-incrimination in declining an earlier request from the committee. Flynn’s attorneys had argued the initial request was too broad and would have required Flynn to turn over information that could have been used against him.