"He Certainly Has A Story To Tell" - Statement From Mike Flynn's Lawyer

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Hot on the heels of the WSJ report that Trump's former National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, has offered to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution, Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner of the law firm Covington, issued the following statement, in which judging by Kelner's language, Flynn's offer is not so much to "turn" on Trump, as to set the record straight, while putting an end to the ongoing "media witch hunt", to wit:

the media are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him. He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by Members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated. 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.

It is also notable that Flynn's lawyer does not explicitly mention a request for immunity as the WSJ reported, instead it merely requests an environment which assures against "unfair prosecution."

The full statement by Robert Kelner is below

Counsel to Lt. General Mike Flynn (Retired)

 

General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.

 

Out of respect for the Committees, we will not comment right now on the details of discussions between counsel for General Flynn and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, other than to confirm that those discussions have taken place. But it is important to acknowledge the circumstances in which those discussions are occurring.

 

General Flynn is a highly decorated 33-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He devoted most of his life to serving his country, spending many years away from his family fighting this nation's battles around the world. He was awarded four Bronze Stars for actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the war on terror. He received the Legion of Merit twice, and the Defense Superior Service Medal four times. He is a recipient of the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Award and the Intelligence Community Gold Seal Medallion for Distinguished Service, as well as numerous other decorations.

 

Notwithstanding his life of national service, the media are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him. He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by Members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated. 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.

h/t @ChuckRossDC

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BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Slow news day so they have to ramp it up at night, like the 3:30 market ramp

Green by it's 10 PM, do you know where your children are?

Whoa Dammit's picture

I-85 N bridge collapse in Atlanta due to FIRE underneath it. Had to bring foam trucks in from Hartsfield. Smoke seen 50 miles away. Looks to have started from stored fiber optic cables. Google is running a lot of cable here....

Start of fire:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8M-UN2XcAIizJC.jpg

Live tweets:

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iamerican4's picture

GDOT and GaTech's finest will have it back up and running in no time.

eatthebanksters's picture

This article finaly made me realize that Progressives have declared war on the rest of us. They will lie,, cheat, steal, destroy the reputations of good people, kill people, all to promote their agenda.  There is no honor left in these people.  It may be time to take them out to the woodshed and teach them some manners.

caribbeanbarry's picture

Look at their beginnings, the Fabian Socialists. Their desire is to shape the world as they wish it to be. With them in control. it's a religion...

hxc's picture

I always harp on Fabian socialism IRL because it really is the ultimate foundation of this newest iteration of the left (SJW's, hillary soccer moms, etc).

Once the right proved that capitalism works better than absolute communism, the left changed their enemy from rich people to white people (and the biggest enemy being any combination of a straight white heterosexual christian male).

Their "long march through the institutions' has succeeded. They took the schools, universities, police, local govts, state govts, and they fill every ridiculous federal agency in existence. Even the private sector has been so infected by Fabian SJW satanic BULLCRAP that anyone on the right is entirely afraid to share their views on politics (which mostly just consist of individual freedom) at work, while these literally genocidal/democidal maniacs remind a bunch of non-racist white people that they are probably racist.

Fuck them. My homie said (paraphrasing only a bit) "In poor countries, nobody has time for the social justice bullshit. When the collapse comes, all this will disappear into thin air." I certainly fucking hope so.

Son of Loki's picture

Obama and Pedopodesta will have Flynn off-ed before he can testify against them.

benb's picture

You don't think there's going to be a civil war? Check out the mood of the morons in the public.

Listen to this lying idiot on this short YouTube then read the comments. -

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5gau0tB9Xk

Got The Wrong No's picture

I think I'm going to need more ammo. They will bring their demise on themselves. Maybe this is how the Globalist plan to depopulate some of the world. 

benb's picture

I think they are going to try and bring things to a boil this year. Those black hoodie agitators in the streets are going to meet reality along with the brainwashed TV head democrats.

goober's picture

Glad you got there finally. we are in a war for our existence and every liberty is at stake !

espirit's picture

Pride & Prejudice versus Fear & Greed.

Let the games begin. 

BobEore's picture

So...

Day One of a story with implications which may bring an administration down... and we're already yawning huh?(Sound of carpets lifting, brooms sweeping)

That's cute! Next - cue the music with the lyrics - 'only libtards will be interested in this story... nothing to see here!" How things [never]change... only the regimes which retread the same coverup cliches!

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.

Stripped of the legal weasel b.s. - the key words are without assurances against prosecution. Spot the difference? 

Cue sound of Dog Not Barking, next!

Outside of the partisan factionalism on display here... many many impartial citizens would be extremely interested to know what lies behind all of this. And how little it has to do with "Russia!" A man who wrote a book - with coauthor and neocon luminary Mike Ledeen - declaring 'war upon radical Islam'... get's caught making secret arrangments with representatives of a rogue "RADICAL ISLAMIST" regime in Ankara...

to dispose of a thorn in that jihadist regimes side by 'extrajudicial' means - which would circumvent legal procedures, violate any number of American laws, leave himself and the administration he worked for two months later open to a raft of Watergate style indictments....

and suddenly it's ho hum, ready for beddybyes! You've gotta love it///cause if you don't, you're not gonna be happy with the fact that this site has - interestingly enough - given NO coverage to the Flynn-Turkey cooperative venture - by which a high ranking member of the new Trump administration acted as agent of a foreign power - NONE. We cover all the news, all the time... except what's not convenient to cover! Like the arrest of the deputy General Manager of state-owned Halk Bank - as part of the Reza Zarrab trial which now removed Preet Bharara was running. A man who is an insider's insider to the still undisclosed secrets behind the famous Gold for Oil scheme. Just another "gold" story - and who around here is interested in that, huh?

Nobody - right? https://storify.com/SuaveBel/gold-for-oil-oil-for-blood

Oldwood's picture

No one in their right mind would serve in our government.

WillyGroper's picture

not even with a cookbook?

European American's picture

More to the point: those in their left mind would serve in our government.

iamerican4's picture

At 22, in '72 with four years in, I smelled a Big Rat in the mix, from Nixon on down, and got out. Ruined a childhood dream.

No Honor without moral authority. No Virtue being a thug. Flynn's face shows he's a thug. Irish Mob in another life.

IntTheLight's picture

Interesting insight. The science of physiology.

WillyGroper's picture

that pesky 33..."33-year veteran of the U.S. Army."

Catahoula's picture

Govt and judiciary full of liberal Democrat queers running Soetero Muslim and queer agendas. The queers got flynn

Nobodys Home's picture

I KNEW IT! THOSE FVCKING HOMOS!!!!!!!!!!

hxc's picture

You're allowed to curse on zh, libtard.

Savyindallas's picture

Give him immunity. Let's hear what he has to say. Don't blame him for requiring immunity for this hysteric witch hunt. 

Bad signs about Trump. Too many neocons and warmongers in his administration. Too many Goldman Sachs types. 

He can redeem himself by meeting with Putin, announcing new nuclear control agreements, saying we will work together to detroy ISIS and then declaring that Russia is our friend, and we will seek peace with them, end the sanctions and work to support peace, friendship and commerce and an end to Neocon wars of aggression.  

Nobodys Home's picture

I don't know why he swallowed the fly....and then he died.

underthevolcano's picture

If they do that they risk a civil uprising, possibly supported by elements of the military itself, that would rock the country to it's very foundations. I don't think they have the guts, frankly, and they know that they are going down this time. i.e. who is watching their backs while they are busy trying to aquire a target?

Dr. Venkman's picture

Covington is Eric Holders firm. Interesting. Wouldnt trust that for a second considering the stakes.

underthevolcano's picture

At this point, and for some time to come is it possible anymore to draw any conclusions? The present situation reminds me very much of Robert Ludlum's 'Parsifal Mosaic', with multiple plots, multiple sub-plots, betrayals, outings, murders, the whole ball of wax.

Dr. Venkman's picture

I very much agree ... but Flynn would benefit from 2 rules: Firstly, never get into a land war in Asia; and Secondly only to that is if your are involved with a Republican administration, do not hire Eric Holder's firm in cases of politcal intrigue.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Flynn knows plenty. I'd like to hear his explanations instead of reading the lies, propaganda and distractions form the WaPo and NYT.

johnwburns's picture

Translation, he knows we're in the middle of Soviet style show trials and he'll give up anybody to save his ass. 

Nobodys Home's picture

I had that initial reaction, Upon thinking about it, I don't think so. I'd be very disappointed if a man with his history could be that compromised.

underthevolcano's picture

I think you're wrong as well. The first thing I thought of when I put myself in his position was the current situation in the US. There is open warfare between elements of the Deep State, Military, Congress and soon probably the SC. I wouldn't trust anybody at this point, and he is absolutely right to seek guarantees.

American Gorbachev's picture

a dead Flynn is now worth a great deal to the Swamp Rats

p.s. that is without a doubt, the best statement i've ever read by a defense attorney

beijing expat's picture

Flynn dindu nuffin.

ebworthen's picture

Notice how "Russian hacking of the election" is back in the MSM as fact?

Dunking of people they don't like; if they drown they were innocent.

Stud Duck's picture

If Lois can do it, Mikee can do  it!

Stud Duck's picture

Oh wait, Lois pleaded the Fifth in that deal!

Nobodys Home's picture

He should testify and plead the 5th to every question like Hilliarys server dude.

No, Seriously. I'd love to hear what he has to say.

charlie303's picture
charlie303 (not verified) Mar 30, 2017 9:48 PM

A story to SELL perhaps?

Or perhaps he is a little ashamed at failing to serve in his patriotic duty and just wanted to say how much he cares.

Might even throw The Don a bone and mention The Deep State before departing stage left.

Reaper's picture

The government M.O. is to ask questions and then claim you lied.  I.e. Ask for details of a phone call days ago.  Make any mistake, you're lying to government, aka a felony.  Here's the FBI questioning M.O.   https://boingboing.net/2013/05/07/dont-ever-speak-to-the-fbi-w.html

MuffDiver69's picture

Never testify without immunity against or about something like this situation and pleading the fifth is not a sign of guilt. People need to say nothing and lawyer up in all circumstances... ESPECIALLY when innocent.

MuffDiver69's picture

You almost want to call timeout for the snowflakes at this point. They are being mentally abused by click-bait journalism...My brother has made a sizeable fortune defending folks and I sent him this lawyers letter...He said it was spot on and he mentioned a few cases like Scooter somebody. These people will try to get you on something completely unrelated to subject at hand... Poor snowflakes melting again...ahahahaha

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Sledge-hammer (not verified) Mar 30, 2017 10:51 PM

Flynn and his lawyer are clever.  They are setting up the jew press and libtards who expect a bomb-shell.  Flynn gets his immunity and tells them one whopper of a story about how he did nothing improper.