Mike Flynn has sent the offer to testify to both the FBI and House and Senate intelligence committee
US Agencies have not yet taken him up on the offer, the Wall Street Journal reports
The FBI and intelligence committees are investigating if anyone in the Trump administration colluded with Russia prior to the election
United States President President Trump’s former national security advisor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has been seeking immunity from prosecution in return for testifying to the House and Senate intelligence committees, a congressional official confirmed Thursday.
In a statement, Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, stated “Gen. Flynn certainly had 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 from unfair prosecution.”
Flynn, who resigned as Trump’s security adviser after just 24 days, has sent the request to both the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Mr Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, declined to comment.
In December, Flynn had telephone conversations with Kislyak in which he discussed sanctions that the Obama administration had recently imposed on Russia to punish Moscow for its interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Since July, the FBI has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s interference in the election and possible coordination with President Donald Trump associates.
Flynn denied to Pence and other officials that he had discussed the sanctions with Kislyak.
So far, the committees, which are investigating Russian interference and whether anyone close to Trump colluded with Moscow, have not taken Flynn up on his offer, the Journal reported.
The Justice Department had warned the Trump administration about Flynn’s contacts with Russia weeks before he was forced out.
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