Michael Flynn, the former National Security Adviser to President Trump, who resigned over misleading Mike Pence, is now offering to testify in front of congress in exchange for immunity.
There is currently an investigation going on by a few committees that are looking into a possible Trump and Russia connection, in which they colluded to attempt to win the election.
Michael Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, said this 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 assurances against unfair prosecution.” He continued: “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should circumstances permit.”
Many Americans believe that there are suspicious relations between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Americans believe that President Trump and Russia colluded during the election.
Many are saying that Michael Flynn has flipped on Trump, and now will testify in front of congress and the intelligence committees, exposing very important information.
“At this early stage, I wouldn’t read anything into this request beyond smart lawyering,” said Mark Zaid, a Washington lawyer who specializes in national security cases. “In such a politically charged, high-profile national security case, I couldn’t imagine not first asking for immunity.”
It seems to be that Michael Flynn is making sure that he is guaranteed immunity before he actually does testify because he does not want to give out information that may harm his status.