Michael Flynn Has a Story To Tell – He Wants Immunity
Michael Flynn was fired by President Trump after intelligence leaked stories showing public assurances made by Vice President Mike Pence that he had not discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador were false. Trump supports Flynn’s bid for immunity. He describes the investigation into Russian meddling as a “witchhunt” by media and Democrats. He tweeted, “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion! Flynn, the former national security adviser, has reportedly offered to testify at hearings into alleged Russian meddling in the US election in exchange for immunity.
Michael Flynn’s Lawyer Says He Has a Story
Flynn’s lawyer said the retired lieutenant general “certainly has a story to tell and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.” He insisted that his client has been the victim of “unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him.”
The lawyer stated that “No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel would submit to questioning in such a highly politicised, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.”
Earlier today the Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn’s request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony in the panel’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, congressional sources told NBC News. Flynn’s laways was told that immunity was “wildly preliminary” and “not on the table” as this point. It does not necessarily rule out immunity at a later date.