Friday Open Thread | Rick Gates and Michael Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence

The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates to turn over documents by June 26 and testify on July 10.

Why it matters: Flynn and Gates both struck guilty pleas with special counsel Robert Mueller and were key witnesses in his investigation. The two former top campaign aides are currently awaiting sentencing.

Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts in December 2017, recently fired his lawyers and hired Sidney Powell, a vocal critic of the Mueller investigation.

Gates was a longtime business partner of Paul Manafort, who is currently serving a 7-year prison sentence. During his cooperation with the special counsel, Gates famously revealed that Manafort had shared internal campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a suspected Russian intelligence operative.

The big picture: Chairman Adam Schiff is actively seeking more information about the counterintelligence aspects of the Mueller investigation. He noted at a hearing Wednesday that the committee has not been informed about the status of a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, threatening to subpoena FBI director Christopher Wray if the bureau doesn’t produce more information.

Statement from Chairman Adam Schiff:

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.
That’s simply unacceptable. The American people, and the Congress, deserve to hear directly from these two critical witnesses.

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85 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Rick Gates and Michael Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence

  1. rikyrah says:

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    40m40 minutes ago
    More🚨 ABC says it has Trump’s internal polling data. Against Biden, Trump is:
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    -10 in WI
    -7 in FL
    +2 in TX

  2. rikyrah says:

    Pompeo constructs Iran narrative moving US toward war footing
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  3. rikyrah says:

    Rice: Trump shows ‘extraordinary disregard for our democracy’
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  4. rikyrah says:

    Trump shows why presidents shouldn’t be part of real estate deals
    Rachel Maddow reports on the sale of a Trump property at an elevated price that surprises some expert, though the multi-million dollar deal is less surprising in light of the political interests of the buyer.
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    Chao sells off stock as attention on corruption allegations grows
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  6. rikyrah says:

    Thread on why the Native American issue will not be going away for Warren. Folks trying to tell people…but, hard heads and allπŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ™„πŸ™„

    https://twitter.com/ClistonBrown/status/1139408320060481536

    • Liza says:

      Kind of an impressive speech, she seems to be able to substantiate her statements. This happened in San Ysidro which is right on the Mexican border.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Thread πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ😠😠😠
    https://twitter.com/ECMcLaughlin/status/1139192167501484033

  8. This is trash & you damn well know it @thehill. But anything for clicks, right? Why don’t you report on that thug’s mental capacity? Try doing your duty to inform the public abt this crazed criminal in the Oval Office determined to destroy the country. He’s a danger to the world.

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1139576251344203777

    • My folks poke fun at me because I constantly tell them to remember to wash your hands. They already know but I do it anyways. It’s been programmed into me since I was a child. ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS!

      It’s like a commandment in our house…

      Wash your hands. Bless your food.

      • rikyrah says:

        Not just you, SG2. Heard it all my life.

      • Liza says:

        I’m terrified of what is on the meat, fruits, and vegetables these days. I wash everything, all the food, my hands, and I probably wash my cutting board at least five times per day.

  9. Liza says:

    Please, God, it’s time for an intervention…
    https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1139499099114393600

  10. rikyrah says:

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