I thought I was taking most of today off, but I did not want to let this story pass without commenting. I and several others have commented on how quiet one of Trump’s lackeys with a huge smoking gun has been of late, and now we know why. Alt-Right Nazi Michael T. Flynn, pictured below with Putin and another US traitor, whose efforts helped invest Trump, asked for immunity for his testimony.
Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, has offered to be interviewed by House and Senate investigators who are examining the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, according to his lawyer and a congressional official.
But the congressional official said investigators were unwilling to broker a deal with Mr. Flynn — who resigned last month for misleading White House officials about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States — until they are further along in their inquiries and they better understand what information Mr. Flynn might offer as part of a deal.
In a statement on Thursday evening, Mr. Flynn’s lawyer confirmed discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees about possible testimony by his client. The lawyer, Robert Kelner, did not provide specifics about the terms under which Mr. Flynn would testify, but said that “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.”
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should circumstances permit,” the statement said…
From <NY Times>
Rachel Maddow covered the issue in two segments.
Flynn testimony offer jolts Trump Russia case
Shane Harris, senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that disgraced Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has offered to testify in the Russia investigation in exchange for immunity.
I think I know how Flynn made it through the vetting process. The Trump campaign, and later, the Trump Reich knew all about Flynn’s crimes. At least, they looked the other way, because they did not expect him to be publicly exposed. More likely, they knew, because they were all accomplices, before, during and after the fact.
Would Flynn testimony implicate ‘higher ups?’
Congressman Jim Himes, member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about what it would mean to grant immunity the Mike Flynn in exchange for testimony and what considerations would go into granting such immunity.
That the Trump campaign "amplified and repeated" Russia’s efforts also indicates collusion between the two. The notion that the Trump Reich is spying on the criminal investigation against them by reviewing raw FBI intercepts boggles the mind!
So what now? The bottom line on immunity for Flynn is simple. If his testimony will bring indictments for lesser players below his own rank, forget it! But if his testimony is sufficient to bring down Trump and Pence, give it to him. Now we wait an see. Until then…