Michael Flynn Will Reportedly Come in for Interview, in Exchange for Immunity Deal

Well, well, well.

Esme Cribb at TPM: Flynn Says He's Willing to Testify in Exchange for Immunity Deal. "Testify" is misleading, as it's unclear whether Flynn has offered just "an interview," or whether he's offered to testify under oath. Hopefully, an immunity deal would be extended only in exchange for the latter, but the original report, in the Wall Street Journal, does not definitively say.

Anyway. Here's what we know: "Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday told the FBI and members of Congress that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity, the Wall Street Journal reported. Flynn made the offer to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the FBI via his lawyer but has not succeeded in striking a bargain, according to the Wall Street Journal report, which cited unnamed officials with knowledge of the matter."

This also seems important:

Rep. Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

I'm not getting my hopes up, but this could be significant. Flynn may have some critical information on Trump administration ties to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, just for a start.

And just because I can't resist, here is a fun reminder of what Michael Flynn had to say about people who seek immunity, once upon a time not so long ago:

People like Hillary Clinton— I mean, five people around her have had, have been given immunity, to include her former chief of staff. When you are given immunity, that means that you probably committed a crime. So, you know, I don't know how he can sit there and say something like that with all of the, the things that have been going around, just swirling around Hillary Clinton with her emails.
Emphasis mine.

Lock her up, Flynn, amirite?


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