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Mike Flynn Demands Immunity In Exchange For Testimony On Russia Dealings

Mar. 31 2017, Published 12:50 p.m. ET

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Michael Flynn is willing to testify before federal and congressional investigators regarding the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia – but there is a catch! The former National Security Adviser will only be interviewed if he receives immunity from prosecution.

Flynn told FBI congress that he will testify in exchange for immunity regarding Russia allegedly interfering in the U.S. elections, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it,” Flynn’s lawyer Robert Kelner said in a statement. “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."

President Donald Trump was quick to respond to the news, as he tweeted, “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (exclusive for big election loss).”

Flynn worked with President Trump in the beginning of his campaign in 2015 as a National Security Adviser for three weeks before he resigned.

Trump’s administration claimed he mislead Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

Three of President Trumps’ former aids – Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Carter Page – have already come forward without the promise of immunity.

During an interview with MSNBC last year, Flynn said, “When you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime.”

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