Michael Flynn attends a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Schiff, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, viewed the documents more than a week after that committee's Republican chair, Devin Nunes, said that he had viewed leaked intelligence that appeared to indicate that Trump and members of his campaign team were under surveillance during the late stages of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Robert Kelner, Flynn's lawyer, said Flynn's initial filing was a draft, submitted just days before his client resigned.
In the meanwhile, former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn - fired for not disclosing the contexts of talks he had with Russia's ambassador to the United States - is seeking immunity from prosecution in order to testify before Congress.
U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks with reporters about the committee's Russian Federation investigation, March 30. Schiff asked. "If these were produced either for or by the White House, then why all the subterfuge?"
But CNN reported last week that two White House aides helped provide Nunes with the documents.
After receiving documents from White House officials that the chairman said indicate Trump staffers may have been incidentally surveilled, Nunes took the freakish step of returning to the White House the next day to brief administration officials without consulting the House Intelligence Committee.
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"We really, really want to get back on track and have the public hearing that we were supposed to have", Swalwell said.
Speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", Schiff said Nunes and the White House's actions proved that they were trying to distract from the broader question of what role, if any, Russian Federation had played in the USA election.
Last Monday, it was revealed that Nunes went to the White House for a meeting the day before he met with Trump, leading some to allege Nunes is attempting to cover for the president by justifying his unsubstantiated claims that the Obama administration "wiretapped" Trump Tower.
"This action is long overdue and follows an inexplicable series of events in which the White House played a role in selectively and surreptitiously providing the documents to our Chairman (Nunes)", Schiff said in a statement. "The question is, of course, why?"
"While I can not discuss the content of the documents, if the White House had any concern over these materials, they should have been shared with the full committees in the first place", Schiff said in a statement.
Nunes brushed aside Schiff's accusations, saying it was just politics.
McCain again called for an independent select committee to investigate.