Ex-Trump advisor Flynn offers testimony for immunity
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 18:12
Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor, has asked for immunity in exchange for testifying in the ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the United States election, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Pelosi claims she's not thinking yet about whether Flynn's testimony could tie President Donald Trump to the Moscow government, and its alleged attempts to influence voters a year ago.
The fact that Flynn and his lawyer have made his offer publicly suggests that he has nothing good to give the prosecutors (either because he can not incriminate others or is unwilling to do so).
Flynn resigned last month amid revelations that he misled Vice President Pence and others about meetings he had with Russian officials before Trump took office.
"Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt", Trump said on Twitter.
Mr. Flynn's lawyer said in a statement that his client has a "story to tell".
The FBI and intelligence committee on Capital Hill are trying to determine whether anyone in the Trump administration colluded with Russian Federation in order to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump says his former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, is right to ask for immunity in exchange for talking about Russian Federation. "Out of respect for the Committees, we will not comment right now on the details of the discussions between counsel for General Flynn and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, other than to confirm that those discussions are taking place".
Robert Kelner says the former national security adviser is in discussions with House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for questioning.
A former U.S. military intelligence chief, Flynn was generously paid to attend a gala of Russia's RT television in late 2015, where he sat with President Vladimir Putin, raising suspicions about his ties with Moscow.
Ahead of the 2016 USA presidential election, Flynn said it was unacceptable that some of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's aides requested immunity in exchange for providing information regarding a private email server Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.
The Journal said it wasn't clear what exactly Flynn had offered to discuss.