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Former National Security Seeks Immunity Deal In Exchange For Testimony

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Former National Security Seeks Immunity Deal In Exchange For Testimony

“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell…”

The former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, is seeking an immunity deal in exchange for an interview with the House and Senate investigators about the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia, according to his lawyer and a congressional official.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday evening that Flynn was discussing the exchange for immunity with the FBI and Congress. However, no agreement has officially been granted. Flynn’s lawyer confirmed discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees about possible testimony by his client in a Tweet:

Gen. Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit. … No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch-hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.” -Robert Kelner

No specifics were given about the terms under which Flynn would testify, however, his lawyer Robert Kelner stated,  “no reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch-hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.” 

No requests have been received from Flynn to the House intelligence committee, according to aides, as the Senate intelligence committee and the White House have yet to comment on the report.

Does an immunity deal mean you committed a crime?

The retired three-star Army general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s resignation came after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Flynn was one of Trump’s closest advisers at the time of his resignation.

However, in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the former advisor made comments about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s staff members seeking immunity deals during the email controversy, alluding that immunity deals mean that you probably committed a crime. Flynn stated,“I mean, five people around her have had, have been given immunity to include her chief of staff.”  

So now that Flynn is in talks of a possible “immunity deal,” does this mean that he is guilty and probably committed a crime? What top advisors you think will be implicated if he is given a chance to testify? Tell us your thoughts!

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