Michael Flynn Wants Russia Probe ‘Immunity’

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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

GRAND JUNCTION, CO - OCTOBER 18: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) jokes with retired Gen. Michael Flynn as they speak at a rally at Grand Junction Regional Airport on October 18, 2016 in Grand Junction Colorado. Trump is on his way to Las Vegas for the third and final presidential debate against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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.