During Donald Trump’s campaign, Micael Flynn led “Lock her up!” chants at a rally for the GOP front-runner and said, “If I did one tenth of what (Hillary Clinton) did, I would be in jail.” Flynn went on to become Trump’s National Security Adviser and was fired after lying about speaking with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about Obama-era sanctions. From there, things got worse for Flynn. It turns out that Flynn met with Kislyak for about 20 minutes at Trump Tower in December. On top of that, just one week later, Flynn registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work he did before the 2016 election that “could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey.”
And now he wants immunity and he’s ready to spill the beans on Trump.
Flynn told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports.
According to the report, Flynn’s offer has not been accepted at this time.
BREAKING: Ousted Natl Security Adviser Michael Flynn has told Senate Intel Cmte he will testify in Russia probe in exchange for immunity.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 30, 2017
Jack Langer, a spokesman for House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), denied the Wall Street Journal’s report in an email to The Huffington Post.
“No, Michael Flynn has not offered to testify to HPSCI in exchange for immunity,” he said.
SURE, it’s just ‘fake news.’
Following Flynn’s forced resignation, Trump called out the ‘fake news’ media and said that his former National Security Adviser was a “wonderful” man. As he’s done repeatedly, he blamed “criminal” leaks for the scandal.
Like rats from a sinking ship, we suspect more will fall in line to turn on each other as the Russian scandal grows.
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