Russian probe: Michael Flynn to provide documents to Senate by June 6

| Updated: May 31, 2017 20:54 IST

New York [U.S.], May31 (ANI) :Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has agreed to provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee, in connection with the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Flynn was forced to resign from the Trump administration for allegedly misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about discussions he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, prior to Trump's inauguration. The discussions included the U.S. sanctions against Russia. Flynn will hand over the initial batch of documents by June 6 related to his businesses as well as some personal documents to the intelligence committee in response to the two subpoenas sent to him as Senate investigators narrowed the scope of the request, CNN reported Complying with the subpoena, Flynn will submit all the documents related to the businesses but fewer documents will be provided in response to the the personal subpoena after negotiations with the Senate committee. However, the source said it was too early to determine what percentage of that original request would be filled or how soon the entire request would be met. Senate intelligence chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and vice chairman Mark Warner of Virginia floated the prospect of holding Flynn in contempt of Congress if he continued withholding the documents. Flynn and three other former Trump campaign operatives : former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former adviser Roger Stone and former foreign policy adviser Carter Page -- have been the central focus of congressional investigators for months now. House oversight committee investigators revealed that Flynn did not disclose payments from Russia's state-run television, RT, on his request for a security clearance. Similarly, Flynn did not register as a foreign agent while lobbying indirectly for Turkey. A string of damning revelations poured in in the months since Trump fired Flynn, Trump's transition team has warned former national security adviser Michael Flynn about the risks of communicating with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Members of Trump's transition team alerted Flynn in November that any conversations with Kislayk were most likely being monitored, a warning that took place weeks before the two discussed US sanctions on Russia by phone. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates' public testimony that she warned the White House that Flynn could become a target for Russian blackmail because he never disclosed his talks with the Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. (ANI)