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PoliticsSchiff: Gates, Flynn negotiating with committee about testifying, won't meet subpoena deadline

17:02  10 july  2019
17:02  10 july  2019 Source:   politico.com

Felix Sater scheduled to testify behind closed doors Tuesday before House Intelligence Committee

Felix Sater scheduled to testify behind closed doors Tuesday before House Intelligence Committee Felix Sater is scheduled to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday morning, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Sater was originally scheduled to appear before the committee last month, but failed to show up because he overslept. Politico first reported the rescheduled testimony.

Mr. Flynn and Mr. Gates played key roles providing information and testimony to Robert S. Mueller III, the special Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the Intelligence Committee ’s chairman, said Thursday that the subpoenas were necessary because Mr. Flynn and Mr. Gates had so far refused

Schiff , in his letter to Gates accompanying the subpoena , wrote: “While the Committee understands that your cooperation agreement with the Department of Justice only requires you to testify for the Department, the Committee is disappointed that you do not view your cooperation more broadly as

Schiff: Gates, Flynn negotiating with committee about testifying, won't meet subpoena deadline© Mario Tama/Getty Images The House Intelligence Committee had subpoenaed both Rick Gates and Michael Flynn to appear for testimony by Wednesday, but Chairman Adam Schiff said that neither man would meet that deadline.

Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates – one of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s crucial cooperators – has begun providing documents to the House Intelligence Committee, Chairman Adam Schiff said Tuesday night.

The California Democrat said Gates and his attorney have been negotiating with the committee about in-person testimony as well, “and we believe we’re making progress.”

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The subpoenas demand that Flynn and Gates provide documents to the committee by June 26 and appear Flynn and Gates are both still cooperating with prosecutors on various criminal matters and have Schiff signaled Wednesday that a subpoena of FBI Director Christopher Wray could be in the

Adam Schiff , the committee chairman, issued a statement saying Sater had not fully cooperated The intelligence panel had also subpoenaed Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to A lawyer for Gates declined to comment. Associated Press writers Colleen Long, Eric Tucker and

The panel has also contacted a lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, another Mueller cooperator, about scheduling an appearance as well.

The Intelligence Committee had subpoenaed both Gates and Flynn to provide documents and appear for testimony by Wednesday, but Schiff acknowledged that neither man would meet that deadline. Flynn, in particular, has recently seemed to shift legal strategies, dumping his team of lawyers in favor of a prominent critic of the Mueller investigation.

Prosecutors recently dropped plans to call Flynn as a star witness in a case against a former business partner. That could affect the timing of his intelligence committee testimony as well, Schiff noted.

“We had anticipated bringing him in to testify after he testified in the trial,” Schiff said. “As he is no longer testifying in the trial, we have been in touch with his counsel about scheduling his appearance.”

Trump associate Felix Sater grilled by House Intel

Trump associate Felix Sater grilled by House Intel President Trump's onetime business associate Felix Sater was interviewed privately by House Intelligence Committee staff Tuesday about his years-long business relationship with President Trump and failed efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign.Sater spent nearly eight hours behind closed doors with committee staff, telling reporters later that he spoke truthfully about his knowledge of the discussions to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 presidential campaign and answered all of the questions posed by congressional investigators.

While Flynn 's and Gates 's cooperation agreements don' t say they're required specifically to cooperate with Congress, they do say they're required to cooperate with the "government." Schiff 's letter to Flynn notes something else that is specific to his case.

Committee will join Senate counterpart as part of investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of Schiff said the House panel had invited its first group of witnesses to testify , it was obtaining

Flynn in 2017 pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Russia’s then-ambassador. He has yet to be sentenced.

Gates provided key testimony to Mueller about his longtime partner, Paul Manafort, who ran the Trump campaign for three months in 2016. Gates described sharing internal polling data, at Manafort’s direction, with an associate that Mueller’s team said had links to Russian intelligence. He also testified in a bank and tax fraud trial in which Manafort was ultimately convicted last year.

Gates last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s probe. He has not yet been sentenced.

The Intelligence Committee subpoenaed both men in June after pursuing voluntary cooperation for months. Gates had previously indicated to the committees that he was willing to work with them once his tenure of cooperation with government prosecutors had ended. But as Gates’ role as a cooperating witness extended deep into 2019, the Intelligence Committee ran out of patience.

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