The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday approved subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.
The panel is also issuing subpoenas to businesses owned by the two men.
The subpoenas to Flynn and Cohen were part of seven total subpoenas issued by the House committee on Wednesday, according to a congressional source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Four of the subpoenas were related to the Russia probe, and three others were related to the issue of “unmasking” — the process used by intelligence officials to learn the identities of people inside the United States who are referenced in intelligence reports.
Unmasking is a routine process, but some congressional Republicans have expressed concerns about whether the it was abused during the Obama administration to uncover the identities of Trump campaign aides whose identities should have been shielded.http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/31/house-russia-investigators-subpoena-flynn-cohen-238998