Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn says he will tell his story if he is not prosecuted for whatever crimes he may have committed.
The Wall Street Journal reported Flynn told the FBI and congressional officials he is “willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution.”
Flynn worked for Trump’s campaign and was appointed as National Security Advisor, with top secret access to classified intelligence documents. He was forced to resign after it was revealed he discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with Moscow’s ambassador before Trump took office. Flynn has also come under scrutiny for his ties to Russian operatives and businesses.
Flynn has been unable to find anyone to agree to the deal according to WSJ.
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” Flynn’s attorney Robert Keher said in a statement.
“Out of respect for the Committees,” he continued. “We will not comment right now on the details of discussions between counsel for General Flynn and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, other than to confirm that those discussions have taken place. But it is important to acknowledge the circumstances in which those discussions are occurring.”
Keher blames the media for Flynn’s desire for immunity rather than blame Flynn for his own actions.
“Notwithstanding his life of national service, the media are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him,” the statement closed. “He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by Members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated. No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, which hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.”
His full statement is below:
Statement from Flynn’s atty seems to acknowledge seeking immunity, explaining it’s necessary in “highly politicized, witch hunt environment” pic.twitter.com/IH7ZVLwLnw
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) March 30, 2017
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)