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Former Trump advisor offers to testify about Russia to FBI, Congress in exchange for immunity from prosecution

Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 am

Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has told the Senate Intelligence Committee he is willing to be interviewed about the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia in return for immunity from prosecution, a Congressional official told NBC News.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Flynn had told the FBI and Congress he was willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity.

In a statement tweeted Thursday, Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, confirmed that discussions had taken place with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and said "General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it."

Kelner said, 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."

In September, Flynn told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, "When you are given immunity that means you've probably committed a crime." He was talking about aides to Trump's opponent in the general election, Hillary Clinton.

Flynn, a retired Lt. Gen. who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency before being pushed out by the Obama administration, advised the Trump campaign beginning in 2015. He served as President Trump's national security advisor for three weeks before resigning for what the Trump administration said was misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mike-flynn-willing-testify-return-immunity-n740836

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:28 am

As Flynn himself once said of Clinton, you don't ask for immunity unless you are guilty.

The Senate and House will never grant immunity that will interfere with the criminal investigation. However, the FBI might if the testimony is big enough. Or they might refuse, which means there are substantial criminal charges pending. We'll see.

Needless to say, Trump does not stockpile loyalty. He turns on mates like a tasmanian devil. So you can bet that as the pressure grows, there will be others asking for immunity. By now the FBI has a plan. They probably already know to whom they are going to grant immunity, and whom they are going to prosecute seriously.

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:30 am

Haha, they always say the first to come forward gets the lightest punishment.

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