According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has told FBI officials and members of the House Intelligence Committee that he is willing to testify in exchange for immunity.
Although Flynn has made the offer, he reportedly has no takers as of yet.
It wasn’t clear if Mr. Flynn had offered to talk about specific aspects of his time working for Mr. Trump, but the fact that he was seeking immunity suggested Mr. Flynn feels he may be in legal jeopardy following his brief stint as the national security adviser, one official said.
I'm old enough to remember Mike Flynn leading chants of "lock her up!" at the RNC convention … https://t.co/gyM5c98bU3
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 30, 2017
Flynn was forced to resign after it was revealed that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn’s contacts are under scrutiny by intelligence agencies investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives during the 2016 election, in which Russia allegedly influenced the election with hacking operations and other misinformation campaigns.
According to WSJ, Democrats want to know if Flynn violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause when he was paid tens of thousands of dollars by Russian entities, including the Kremlin-funded RT media network, before he signed on to the Trump campaign.
We’ll update this story as more info becomes available.
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