Flynn offers to testify if granted immunity
April 6, 2017
In a statement on March 30, former National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn, offered to testify in front of a congressional investigative committee, if in return, he is granted full immunity for his testimony. General Flynn was an advisor to the Trump presidential campaign and served as the president’s National Security Adviser until he was forced to resign after three weeks. Flynn mislead Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.
General Flynn’s testimony may potentially reveal whether Trump was aware of the link between Russia and the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The FBI is currently investigating Russia’s part in the election, which Trump, his supporters and Russia all deny.
Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, insists on full immunity because of the weight of this case and to prevent unfair or politically motivated prosecution.
The immunity was denied by the Senate Intelligence Committee, who said it was too early in the process to consider this request. They did not permanently refuse, but stated that when the time comes, immunity would be discussed.
President Trump supported Flynn’s request in a tweet posted the day after, describing the idea of Russian involvement as a “witch hunt.”