Friday, March 31, 2017

STUNNER! Gen. Mike Flynn Says He's Willing Flip On Trump In Return For Immunity (Lawyer's Letter)

The Wall Street Journal reported today that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has notified the Senate Intelligence Committee he would be willing to be interviewed about the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia in return for immunity from prosecution.

Flynn apparently alerted the FBI and Congress that he was willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity by way of a letter from his lawyer Robert Kelner.

Kelner tweeted the full statement at 4:25pm today which began...

"General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it."

He then confirmed that discussions had taken place with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, however, that "out of respect" for the committees, he and his client would not be commenting on the details of their discussions with the committees.

Kelner then accused the media of being...

"awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo. No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurance against unfair prosecution."

Here is the full statement attached to the tweet...

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This development brings back memories of Flynn's actions and statements while he was campaigning for then candidate Donald Trump.

There was of course the Republican National Convention where Flynn led those in attendance in a "Lock her up, lock her up" chant...

And then in September, Flynn told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, while discussing aides to Hillary Clinton "When you are given immunity that means you've probably committed a crime."...

Perhaps in hindsight Flynn might now be wishing he had kept his mouth shut.

Flynn is a retired Lt. Gen. who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency before being thrown out by the Obama administration for his inability to work with others. He advised the Trump campaign and served as President Trump's national security advisor for 23 days before resigning for what the Trump administration said was lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his multiple contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak both before and after the election.

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