The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates for documents and testimony as the panel escalates its own post-Mueller probe into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election.
Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced the subpoenas on Thursday, stating the importance of “speaking directly with fact witnesses.”
“Both Michael Flynn and Rick Gates were critical witnesses for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but so far have refused to cooperate fully with Congress,” Schiff said in a statement. “That’s simply unacceptable. The American people, and the Congress deserve to hear directly from these two critical witnesses.”
When reached by Fox News, Gates said he “didn’t know” about the subpoena and would get in touch with his lawyers.
It seems that in spite of the years-long Mueller investigation coming up with absolutely no evidence to support the Russian collusion narrative, desperate Democrats are still clinging to hope that more legal harassment of former Trump officials may prove fruitful for them.