Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has sought immunity in exchange for answering questions about Russia.
While Trump has applauded the move, claiming the investigation is nothing more than a “witch hunt” of “historic proportion,” it could spell the end for the Trump administration.
Flynn’s attorney said Thursday that the retired general is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees. He is seeking immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for answering questions on potential ties between Russia and Trump campaign associates.
Attorney Robert Kelner said Flynn, “certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” but claimed he’s operating in a “highly politicized, witch hunt environment” and wants assurances.
On Friday, Trump echoed that sentiment, “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!” he tweeted.
Michael Flynn has been under the microscope since it was first revealed months ago that he had ties to Russia. He has been scrutinized by the FBI and his case is current under investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees.
Michael Flynn isn’t the first Trump associate to come forward. In recent weeks, four other people have offered to speak with the committees.
The Senate intelligence committee had asked to interview 20 people.
In an attempt to gaslight the American public, Trump made a false claim that President Obama had wiretapped his personal residents at Trump Tower in New York City, a claim the FBI has shot down.
Flynn was fired from his job as Trump’s first national security adviser because he misled the vice president about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition.
An innocent man doesn’t ask for immunity — this is about to get good.
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