Mike Flynn asks for immunity in return for his testimony on Russia
This is a little concerning: it is now being reported that Mike Flynn has agreed to testify on the Trump administration’s alleged ties to Russia if he is granted immunity. Here is more:
Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.
As an adviser to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, and later one of Mr. Trump’s top aides in the White House, Mr. Flynn was privy to some of the most sensitive foreign-policy deliberations of the new administration and was directly involved in discussions about the possible lifting of sanctions on Russia imposed by the Obama administration.
He has made the offer to the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees through his lawyer but has so far found no takers, the officials said.
It wasn’t clear if Mr. Flynn had offered to talk about specific aspects of his time working for Mr. Trump, but the fact that he was seeking immunity suggested Mr. Flynn feels he may be in legal jeopardy following his brief stint as the national security adviser, one official said.
After years of bashing Hillary Clinton aides and confidants for either being granted immunity or pleading the Fifth, and claiming it was a sign of guilt, it is impossible for me to ignore this story and maintain credibility. However there is one bright spot to this.
While this sure looks like Mike Flynn has something to hide it does not mean that this will tie Donald Trump to the possibility of Russian collusion because Mike Flynn resigned after it was learned he lied to Mike Pence about having this conversation in the first place.
As I said, Mike Flynn apparently resigned AFTER the Trump administration learned about the conversation but of course this will be forgotten by the mainstream media. This is what happens when you bring a Democrat into the administration, I hope Donald Trump learned a lesson from this…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium