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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:47 AM

Senate Intelligence Committee issues new subpoenas to Flynns businesses

"A business does not have the right to take the fifth" - Mark Warner


The Senate Intelligence Committee is issuing two new subpoenas for information from former national security adviser and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s companies and challenging his lawyer’s refusal to comply with an existing subpoena for documents detailing his contacts with Russian officials, committee leaders announced Tuesday.

“A business does not have the right to take the Fifth,” Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), the committee’s lead Democrat, told reporters as he and chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) pledged to “keep all options on the table.”

Burr and Warner announced they would subpoena documents from the two Flynn businesses they were aware of — Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel Inc., both based in Alexandria, Va.

They are also sending a letter to Flynn’s lawyers challenging them on “whether Flynn can take the Fifth as it relates to document production,” and itemizing more specifically what documents they want Flynn to furnish.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-intelligence-committee-to-consider-interim-steps-against-flynn/2017/05/23/c877f262-3fd3-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?utm_term=.7e7dd3616c27

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:52 AM

1. A business does not have the right to take the Fifth,...Oh yeah?

I thought that "corporations were people too."

So, they can take the Fifth, no?

(I hope not.)

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:01 AM

2. A business has no Fifth Amendment rights, but each individual working for the business can plead

the Fifth.

So if everyone in a corporation accused of a crime pleads the Fifth, then the corporation has effectively avoided incriminating itself.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:04 AM

3. OK, subpoena all of them...

...let em plead whatever they want.

Pressure must continue to be applied to these fascist assholes.

Fuck this shit.

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