WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Circulating headlines regarding Lt. General Michael Flynn declare that the former National Security Advisor to Trump has demanded “immunity” to testify in the Trump-Russia intelligence hearings as if he is going to unleash a bag of worms on the Trump Administration over something he may or may not know.
However, a statement released by Flynn’s counselor Robert Kelner tells a different story, a story that, according to Keller, begins with “outrageous claims of treason.”
In Keller’s statement, he maintains that the Lt. General is a “target” of a political “witch hunt” and needs “assurances against unfair prosecution.”
Keller’s full statement reads:
President Trump agreed with Keller’s statement, tweeting Friday:
“Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!”
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017
The FBI has been conducting a counter surveillance investigation since July on Russia’s alleged election interference and appears to not be cooperating fully with the House Intelligence Committee regarding allegations pertaining to the surveillance of Trump during the campaign.
Lt. Gen. Flynn has admitted to being a foreign agent to the Turkish government.