In a move that is likely nowhere near as significant as it sounds, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has told the FBI and Congress that he is willing to testify about Trump campaign ties to Russia in return for immunity from prosecution.
Flynn is the shortest-serving National Security Adviser in American history, holding the position for less than a month before resigning in the face of controversy about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador ahead of the inauguration. After his resignation, Flynn also registered as a foreign agent for his lobbying activities on behalf of Turkey.
Flynn’s lawyer Robert Kelner issued a statement downplaying the significance of the offer, saying that the “witch-hunt environment” was leading Flynn to seek pre-emptive assurances against an unfair prosecution, and that the testimony itself was likely to be anti-climactic.
Officials familiar with Flynn’s offer of testimony say that so far he has found no takers in his quest for immunity, which may suggest that they don’t believe they’re going to get the sort of juicy information out of his testimony that would make such immunity worthwhile.
2 thoughts on “Flynn Offers to Testify on Russia in Return for Immunity”
Unfortunately it’s the headline that matters, and it does sound awful. Why offer this when no one has even asked to talk to Flynn?
Can you think up a better headline that will make it more Trump friendly? How about this:
General who Doesn’t Want to Make America Great Offers to Testify on Russia in Return for Immunity.
You Trump w-nkers are getting pretty original with your novel ideas now!
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