Mike Flynn Tells FBI He Will Testify In Exchange For Immunity

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: there appears to be a discrepancy between the WSJ story, and the letter submitted by Mike Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, according to which the former National Security Advisor spoke only to  the House and Senate Intel Committees, not the FBI and furthermore, nowhere in the letter does it explicitly state that Flynn requested immunity form prosecution.

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.

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In a dramatic development involving Mike Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser who resigned just a few weeks into his tenure over allegations surrounding his Russian connections, the WSJ reports that he has told the FBI and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to testify and be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution, "according to officials with knowledge of the matter."

As the WSJ adds, "as an adviser to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, and later one of Mr. Trump’s top aides in the White House, Mr. Flynn was privy to some of the most sensitive foreign-policy deliberations of the new administration and was directly involved in discussions about the possible lifting of sanctions on Russia imposed by the Obama administration."

He has made the offer to the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees though his lawyer but so far officials have not accepted his deal.

It was not immediately clear why Flynn would need immunity from prosecution, or whether the offer was made after coordination with the Trump administration. 

As the WSJ adds, "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.

As a reminder, Flynn was forced to resign after acknowledging that he misled White House officials about the nature of his phone conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential transition.

Flynn’s communications with the Russian ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, have been scrutinized by the FBI, which is examining whether Trump campaign personnel colluded with Russian officials who are alleged to have interfered with the presidential election, according to current and former U.S. officials. Russia has denied the allegations. Flynn also was paid tens of thousands of dollars by three Russian companies, including the state-sponsored media network RT, for speeches he made shortly before he became a formal adviser to Mr. Trump’s campaign, according to documents obtained by a congressional oversight committee.

As the WSJ adds, Democratic lawmakers have requested a copy of the security-clearance form that Mr. Flynn was required to file before joining Mr. Trump in the White House, to see if he disclosed sources of foreign income.

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Robert Trip's picture

These fuckers never go to jail.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

"The Most Transparent Administration In History"

remain calm's picture

They told him speak or watch your family die and we will give you immunity if you say what we want.

curbjob's picture

In your mind, was it Harrison Ford or Matt Damon  ??

NidStyles's picture

With the Tribe it is one set of rules for us, and one set of rules for you.

 

Not a mention of Podesta and Clinton taking Russian money, and not a word about Obama getting caught on audio talking to Putin about being able to do more for him.

 

This will turn out to be nothing, I would bet on it.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

"Immunity from what..?"

What at this point does it matter???---HRC.  She's the one that should be going to PRISON.  We are wasting time chasing phantoms here.  We know who the real criminals are.  Lets THROW THEM IN JAIL----starting with Hillary!!

MANvsMACHINE's picture

If he gets immunity, he'd be in like Flynn.

Wait, he is Flynn so he's already in. So why does he need immunity again?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) MANvsMACHINE Mar 30, 2017 8:13 PM

I told you guys a week ago he was cooperating with the FBI and I was attacked here for saying it.

Either you want the truth or you don't.

ThaBigPerm's picture

This smells like Oliver North - got the same deal and went to Congress (and the TeeVeez) and said "buck stops here, and you guys suck"

tmosley's picture

>Wall Street Journal

>Unnamed sources

What kind of idiot do you have to be to fall for the same trap over and over?

FrozenGoodz's picture

Soooooooooooooo he's guilty?

Cool, just wanted to confirm ... now that we Trump voters have been duped, who do we want to replace him with?

Immunity doesn't save you from perjury ... for the record Trumpeteers

Dyler_Turden's picture

Sean Spicer had interesting things to say on the matter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKb8n3-olL4

How can you not love this guy, blasting MSM from all the angles.

 

lexxus's picture

MSM and AltM, here's how to interpret their news.

https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/views-of-news/

stizazz's picture

They all have an agenda.

lexxus's picture
lexxus (not verified) stizazz Mar 30, 2017 10:53 PM

Plus, they all need money, so they can be bought.

yogibear's picture

"A House Intel Dem aide agrees: "HPSCI Dems have not received an offer to testify to the committee for immunity."

The Wall Street Journal statement is a lie. Fake news. More neocon/deep-state/Democrat fake news.

TheLastTrump's picture

Oops, someone didn't get the memo.

iinthesky's picture

I guess I'm not the only one that's noticed ZH has become awash with impish losers with new accounts making retarded comments.  Should watch Homeland.. They seen to have written the scripts to that show assuming Medussa would be POTUS. 

nmewn's picture

lol...guilty? He hasn't been charged with anything. Nothing. You're such an idiot troglodyte I'm going to drop this down into granny gear so you can keep up, maybe...

...he thinks...that they think...that he...has something of value...that they want.

Immunity is the price they need to pay HIM if they want his cooperation. 

undertow1141's picture

When you read the release from Flynn's lawyer, all I got out of it was that it would be dumb to testify in this political environment without protections from unjust prosecution. I didn't read an offer to testify at all.

justin423's picture

That is defense lawyer speak for you got me on something else, but I am a minnow, but I'll jump on a hook so you can get the really big fish.

If I had to guess, they have him on lying to a Federal Officer, or a conspiracy charge, and he is looking to make a deal to take down a bunch of other people.

The people who testify in front of Congressional Committees can end up trashing investigations, so the committees never call somebody unless they have a deal with law enforcement already in place.

BTW, I am a lawyer who has defended multiple people who were charged with conspiracy just to get them to flip. That is the Fed's favorite charge because it is the easiest to get to stick. 

And if they got him for lying to a Federal officer, that is just stupid. You can tell them none of your business when they ask you any question, and they can't use any of that in any subsequent prosecution. 

 

Giant Meteor's picture

You're a hard sort T Mosley,

It's groundhog day again!

New_Meat's picture

congress asshole aids fucked up and didn't depose Ollie under oath.  Then he dropped his "truthiness" and jaws hit the floor.

- Ned

{presumably they have lawyers who learned, we'll see}

justin423's picture

Exactly why the Manafort and Stone requests were BS because that was one of the conditions. That they not give sworn testimony.
Senate told them to buzz off.
Nunes said that was fine.
I think nunes is Trying to destroy the investigation m.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) ThaBigPerm Mar 30, 2017 8:46 PM

I think Flynn is going to rat on Jared and Ivanka

Pluto, Pluto crawling all over those two.

hxc's picture

Think you mean: joooooze!!!

Giant Meteor's picture

Please can you tell me, does this have anything to do with Ivank's clothing line ?

 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Giant Meteor Mar 30, 2017 9:48 PM

no

It is about deepstate in Capricorn.

It is about naked truth, no clothing.

 

55 men's picture

Chris, do you think it has anything to do with Jamie Gorelick, she is a Clinton Loyalist that is advising Kushner

https://www.bombthrowers.com/article/gorelick/

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) 55 men Mar 31, 2017 8:59 AM

Saturn is our blind spot, Trump has Saturn conjunct Venus in Cancer square to Jupiter in Libra.

It is very beautiful women, especially beautiful women in his own family (Cancer).

Creepy Kushner has his Pluto sqaure to Don's blind spot and Neptune conjuct his Moon 4th=I got your princess via conversion.

All is confirmed from Jared/Ivanka wedding chart, they certainly didn't use an astrologer to choose the date. It's clear as day.

Tranist Neptune is approaching the Ascedant of that Wedding Chart so coming from the 12th house of secrets, veiled desires its going to blow wide open the reason for this unholy union.

So yeah.

What I said June 2016

Chris Dakota Davidduke2000 Jun 23, 2016 11:42 AM

Trump VP is very important.

The creepy entitled Trump kids got Lewandowski who was the closest thing to a normal person fired in favor of Paul Manafort the brutal who would like to put a GHW Bush as VP. We know what happened a few months after Reagan took office.

Trump "e tu Ivanka"

Ivanka "because the patriarchy"

stocktivity's picture

I'm hoping that little redneck Jeff Sessions is involved up to his red neck.

eatthebanksters's picture

Another Democrat wet dream that will turn into a nothingburger.

Mr. Universe's picture

It has already shown to be a fake news story. For what purposes, hard to say.

 

Interesting you note Jared and Ivanka. If Donald knew the truth about those who worship at the synagogue of Satan, would he have let his favorite daughter convert and marry one? So either he must be on board to the Zionist agenda or he is unaware and being played like a rare Stradivarius.  While things may look up for a while, I have a feeling he is going to end up doing nothing but gold plating the giant Turd that is the state of affairs today.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Mr. Universe Mar 30, 2017 9:58 PM

He has to know.

I didn't know she converted in the beginning. It was creepy, it still is. She went on election day to pray at the grave of some dead rabbi who founded that cult they belong to.

Man that sounds ugly to me...

I think it was in Iowa that Trump said he was an evangelical......gime a break Don.

TheLastTrump's picture

Ah, the JOOS.

 

 

"the truth about those who worship at the synagogue of Satan"

 

somehow I don't think Jesus Christ is going to like you butchering the words & intent of His Words

 

for example, that verse says that He's talking about those who say they are Jews but are not, also implying that there are those who say they are, and ARE

 

so you mangled the verse to twist it to your devious meanspirited ends

 

 

 

 

QuantumEasing's picture

Caesarian does not really care what anyone says or thinks, since he's been dead these 1950 years...

risk.averse's picture

"Caesarian"???...good grief, when are you guys going to jump off this latest bandwagon of the hopelessly obsessive iconoclasts??

Mr. Universe's picture

BULLSHIT!

Those in Israel who follow the Babylonian Talmud and claim to be Jews are indeed those being referred to. Further study indicate that the remaining tribes were "lost" and we have no idea who they are. What is certain is they are not those who claim to be Jews as they no longer follow the original tenants of the Jewish faith.

John8:42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!

Clear enough?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) eatthebanksters Mar 30, 2017 9:30 PM

Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn, met with Russia's ambassador to the US in December 2016.

Giant Meteor's picture

Or said another way, Another nothingburger will turn into a democratic wet dream ..

Jim in MN's picture

He can cooperate with impunity because there is no significant foul play on the part of Team Trump.

That's why the liberal flacks are hyperventilating on the Rat Shows and saying Flynn should not be given immunity.

They know nothing he says can hurt Trump.

crossroaddemon's picture

I wouldn't count on that. I wouldn't count on anything. Let's be honest: sitting here in our little chairs behind our little computers we know fuck-all about what is going on behind the scenes in D.C.

Jim in MN's picture

Here's a little secret for you--I read 'everything'.  Everything that is primary material that is. 

My wife has a brain injury and sleeps a lot.  I am up a lot.

Many of us here at ZH in fact do know SOME of what's going in in DC.  It's OK that you don't.  We are very, very good at triangulating information and getting to the bottom of things. I personally know many individuals who would be considered 'colonels' if this were, say, Egypt and Nassar was about to take over.  Heck, i might be one myself.  I don't really like uniforms though.  I have personal contact one way or the other with 9/11, JFK, the Exxon Valdez, the Gulf oil spill, Enron, the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, and many other things.  I have been on a tour of the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock in which we all giggled at 'Hillary's shredder' by her corner office and took Atomic Fireballs from the reception desk....LOL come to think of it, I helped start the 'rainforest movement' before Sting, Donahue and Ben & Jerry's got involved.  Have you ever seen an old spook drag a piece of satellite optical glass across a page to help him read, because the intel community gave it to him as a sign of respect?  I have.

This community is why ZH is essentially the 'gateway' between the wide open Internet and the 'serious' press.  Maybe there are a couple more but I don't know what they are. 

I have never once been to Breitbart and I don't read HuffPo.  This is where we figure shit out. 

Hang in there, ask questions, we'll help you out.

Playtime's Over's picture

He won't get immunity because he doesn't have anything to say to impune the narrative.  Keeping him quiet keeps the narrative alive. Gawk this Russian bullshit is getting old and butt smelly.

WarPony's picture

Hark, what light through yonder window breaks, and speaks, and yet says nothing?  9 upvotes?  For what? 

Btw, my dog is an insomniac and keeps me up to where i hallucinate and read energy pulses.  Within the last dispersion I actually saw DC illuminated.  Goldman and a donkey in Tijuana and, yep, saw you too,  pimp scalping bets on who would shoot wads first.  Seems you lost.  

Meanwhile, back on the ranch, Trump was still kicking ass.  

Bite me