Flynn offers to testify for immunity, report says
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 3:12
There have been rumors that Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn was offering to testify before the Federal Bureau of Investigation in exchange for immunity. The FBI and congressional officials are investigating the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation.
No one has accepted the offer, the report said.
Flynn also had another meeting with Kislyak in December that featured Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is expected to testify before the Senate intelligence committee next week.
Flynn attorney Robert Kelner says no "reasonable person" with legal counsel would answer questions without assurances. He served as President Trump's national security advisor for three weeks before resigning for what the Trump administration said was misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
The House Intelligence Committee is conducting what is supposed to be an independent investigation into meddling by Russian Federation into the 2016 presidential election.
Kelner wrote in a letter accompanying the filing that Flynn had previously registered with Congress under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, but made the new filing because the work could have been interpreted as benefiting the government of Turkey.
The resignation came after Flynn, who served in the administration for less than a month, said he had given "incomplete information" regarding a call he had with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak in late December about United States sanctions against Russian Federation.
The Defense Department has been asked to investigate whether Flynn, as a retired Army general, violated the Constitution's emoluments clause by accepting money from RT.