In March, former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn requested immunity through his attorney in exchange for testimony about the 2016 presidential campaign and Russia's role in the election.
Yesterday after refusing to comply with subpoenas issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Flynn plead the fifth and will not testify.
Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Democrat Ranking Member Mark Warner have expressed their disappointment in Flynn's decision and have made it clear he won't be getting immunity. They're also threatening to hold Flynn in contempt.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr is not ruling out holding Michael Flynn in contempt of Congress as President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser continues to stonewall lawmakers.
“You’ll just have to wait and watch. [Contempt is] certainly one of the avenues that we could pursue,” the North Carolina Republican told three reporters on Monday evening. “It does us no good to have people insist on pleading the Fifth if you’re out trying to get information. The only thing I can tell you is immunity is off the table.”
Burr said Flynn’s denial of his request is nonsensical.
“All I’ve asked him for is documents. I don’t know how you can plead the Fifth on a document request,” he said.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon in Capitol Hill, Burr and Warner announced they've issued two new subpoenas to Flynn's business and expect compliance.
"A business does not have a right to take the Fifth if it’s a corporation," Warner said.
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz strongly shot down the immunity request back when it was made.