Virginia Grand Jury issues subpoenas in Flynn Russia probe
It started with a tweet from Claude Taylor:
A source with knowledge of the investigation says that nine sealed indictments came down in one case with sixteen more expected in others.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) May 10, 2017
Several minutes later, CNN went live with this outside-the-Twitterati exclusive:
Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI’s broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
The subpoenas issued in recent weeks by the US Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia, were received by associates who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, according to the people familiar with the investigation.
Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. The US Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, the Justice Department and the FBI also declined to comment.
And there’s this entertaining aside, also from Twitter:
We have spent days working on this. As we were going to air with it we learned Comey had been fired. https://t.co/kKdIvEn40r
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) May 10, 2017