On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Trump’s former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, told the FBI and congressional officials that he was willing to be interviewed regarding the administration’s ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from any prosecution. The WSJ said that officials with knowledge to the matter came forth with the information about Flynn, who so far reportedly “found no takers” on his offer. President Trump tweeted Friday morning and said that Flynn should ask for immunity in this “witch hunt.”
“Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!” the President tweeted.
Flynn, who was the President’s national security advisor until Feb 13, was forced to resign after it came out that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the content and nature of phone calls that he had with Russia before the new administration took office. Flynn resigned from the position and said that he had given “incomplete information” about a telephone call he had with the Russian ambassador in December.
According to the report, Flynn made the offer to testify to the FBI as well as the House and Senate Intelligence Committees through his lawyer. Robert Kelner, Flynn’s attorney, wouldn’t offer specifics on the matter.
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” Kelner said, according to the WSJ.
In addition to the controversy surrounding the phone calls made to the Russian ambassador before Trump took office, documents obtained by a congressional oversight committee show Flynn also received thousands of dollars from three Russian companies for speeches he made before the Trump transition into the White House.