Dems Request Docs On How Trump Admin Handled Flynn Lies And Firing

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Was Michael Flynn’s historically brief tenure as national security adviser the culmination of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia? Or was it the beginning of a long attempt to obstruct investigations into the same? Those are two of the main questions that House investigators have before them in their investigation of the former national security adviser and lobbyist.

Document requests relating to Flynn include communications between White House Counsel Don McGahn with Trump regarding Flynn’s statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. The Judiciary Committee also focuses on the circumstances of Flynn’s firing, and Sean Spicer’s Feb. 14, 2017 statements about his departure.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

  • Annie Donaldson, former chief of staff to ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn
  • DOJ
  • Former White House Counsel Don McGahn
  • Donald Trump Jr., presidential son and Trump Org executive
  • Eric Trump, son of the president and Trump Org executive
  • FBI
  • Flynn Intel Group
  • Hope Hicks, former Trump campaign press secretary and White House communications adviser
  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House advise
  • Jay Sekulow, personal attorney to President Trump
  • Jeff Sessions, former attorney general
  • Tom Bossert, lawyer and former Trump Homeland Security Advisor 
  • KT McFarland, former Fox News talking head and former deputy to Michael Flynn on the National Security Council 
  • Steve Bannon, former Trump 2016 CEO and White House chief strategist. Ex-vice-president of the board of Cambridge Analytica
  • Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser and U.S. national security adviser
  • Michael Flynn Jr., Flynn’s son and an aide on the 2016 campaign
  • The White House
  • Sean Spicer, ex-White House Press Secretary and Trump administration communications director
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