Michael Flynn to Invoke the Fifth Amendment
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.
The AP is reporting that Michael Flynn will invoke the Fifth Amendment when he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena. His decision comes less than two weeks after the committee issued a subpoena for Flynn’s documents. The subpoena is part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
It also follows Flynn extending an offer to testify before various committee’s, including the Senate Intelligence Committee, in exchange for immunity. The move that was given equal praise and criticism, especially given Flynn’s own past comments on such actions. Legal experts have said Flynn was unlikely to turn over the personal documents without immunity because he would be waiving some of his constitutional protections by doing so.
This is the latest in an ongoing saga revolving around the man. From his sudden firing to the testimony of others on his trustworthiness, Flynn has faced nothing but controversy for months now. Given that he will plead the Fifth, there seems to be no end in sight.