Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will not honor a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena requesting any documents detailing his interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign, the Associated Press reports.
Flynn previously refused to turn over the documents to Senate Intelligence Committee prompting the subpoena in the first place. Flynn reportedly had six undisclosed phone calls with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. U.S. officials however told Reuters these calls did not show any evidence of wrongdoing or collusion during the 2016 campaign.
Flynn could be held in contempt of Congress, but would likely challenge the action in federal court. The legal proceedings could drag on for years, Austin Wright explained in a Politico essay Monday. He continued that Senate leaders would have decide if he was in contempt of court if he refused to comply and that the investigation would then head to the Department of Justice. The department would have to then decide whether to file charges, or a federal district court would civilly enforce the order.