Before Comey’s firing, federal prosectors issued grand jury subpoenas in Russia investigation

There was an important piece of news that got buried amidst the explosive breaking news report that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.

Just hours before Comey’s firing made headlines, CNN learned that Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas in recent weeks 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 CNN, 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.

You can read CNN’s full report here.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.