Senate Intelligence Committee Won’t Accept Flynn’s Immunity Offer Right Now
Flynn will speak with officials if he won’t face prosecution.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn offered his testimony over possible Russian ties to Trump’s campaign in exchange for immunity.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly stated that the members will not accept his off “at this time.”
Flynn resigned from his position in February when reports revealed he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The phone call took place on the same day that former President Barack Obama passed sanctions on Russia for interfering with the election.
One official told NBC News that the phone call included discussions about the sanctions. Flynn denied the allegations to The Washington Post, but then changed his mind and said he could not remember if sanctions ever came up.
From NBC News:
A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the table” at the moment. A second source said the committee communicated that it is “not receptive” to Flynn’s request “at this time.”
The senior congressional official also said that Flynn’s lawyer had conveyed the offer of testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution to the Justice Department.
Trump defended Flynn on Twitter this morning:
Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) has stated that he considers Flynn one witness for the committee’s investigation. Burr said the committee has reached out to 20 people and have interviewed five of them.
Flynn’s attorney told The Wall Street Journal that his client will speak to the intelligence committees in the House and Senate as long as he won’t be prosecuted:
Mr. Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, wouldn’t comment on details of his discussions involving Mr. Flynn, but noted he is a decorated Army veteran with a lifetime of public service. “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” Mr. Kelner said.
The FBI has been investigating the possibility of Russian interference with our presidential election. Agents have also looked into Flynn’s conversations with the ambassador to see if there was any collusion “with Russian officials who are alleged to have interfered with the presidential election.”
WSJ also pointed out that three Russian companies paid Flynn tens of thousands of dollars, “including the state-sponsored media network RT, for speeches he made shortly before he became a formal adviser to Mr. Trump’s campaign.”
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Wait a sec. I thought the committee was asked if Flynn had requested immunity and they said no. And that Flynn was asked if he was going to request immunity before testifying and said he had not been asked or volunteered.
From what I understood, ‘A senior congressional official with direct knowledge’ was the source of this, not Flynn or the committee.
With that being said, he’d be crazy to testify without immunity. The Dems would Scooter him.
Or he’d be crazy to testify without immunity if he was party to a conspiracy to subvert the government of the United States.
Flynn did work for Obama before he worked for Trump, so anything is possible.
What ever, Trump can pardon him if anything happens to Flynn if he feels it is a witch hunt. Really piss of the swamp buy allowing anyone to testify against them and give them the Presidential get out of jail free card.
Of course, Trump might not be in a position to pardon anyone. Even republicans might puke when the truth comes out. Besides, you have Pence to take over. Honestly, wouldn’t you feel better with that grifter under house arrest at Mar-a-Lago?
Absolutely did NOT intend to upvote your childish liberal bullchit.
Damn these glasses!
How does the Committee determine whether to grant immunity? That directly impacts how big a deal this is.
Unless decision to grant immunity was a simple majority or less then him not getting immunity should surprise exactly nobody.
If it required unanimous or 2/3 approval then all this means is that a few idiots like Feinstein or Kamala Harris refused immunity because they wanted to pander to the idiots in the ZOMG RUSSIA crowd.
Half of the committee would rather not hear what he has to say. They don’t read the documents that have been produced, either. The split is along party lines.
Just plead the 5th like all of Obama’s stooges. Next…
And Hillarys 20 million uranium deal with Russia through her and bills little “non profit”?
Debunked fake news. Besides didn’t we buy a lot of enriched uranium when the Soviet Union came apart?
Do you really think the Russians don’t have enough fissionable material to blow us up with buying a stake in a uranium mine? I guess you guys don’t really like capitalism.
You misspelled “proven real news”.
Um, no. OrangePeril is correct in this case, there is absolutely no truth at all to the Hillary/Uranium story. It isn’t just a little off, it’s completely false from beginning to end. It simply never happened.
“Besides didn’t we buy a lot of enriched uranium when the Soviet Union came apart?”
Those sales didn’t come with fat donations to a “private” money laundering operation as a pre-condition.
And now with the extra uranium Hillary sold them they can make sure their friends, Iran, North Korea have plenty for their nuke weapons. Even proressives like Bill and Hillary love that kind of capitalism.
Except that she didn’t. Facts are facts, and this story was fabricated from whole cloth.
Buying Uranium from a collapsing USSR (so all that lovely enriched uranium doesn’t disappear in to the wrong hand) is of course a very different thing to selling uranium to your enemy (given the boises Democrats have been making about just how evil Russia is we can assume they are our enemy).
It might be, but Clinton never did anything even remotely like that.
Flynn probably has the goods on O admin. Can’t let that get out.