On March 30, 2017 Michael Flynn pleaded for immunity.
Flynn is a retired three-star Army general that served as the President’s first national security adviser. He was forced to step down last month because just after 3 weeks on the job, as he was allegedly caught in touch with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. This happened on the same day that former President Obama placed sanctions on Russia for allegedly partaking in the U.S. presidential election.
Flynn repeatedly denied that he and the ambassador discussed the sanctions until it was proven otherwise. U.S officials caught Flynn when they listened on calls between Flynn and Sergey Kislyak. To further this claim, U.S. officials also have the proof that the Trump Administration will lift the sanctions.
After the controversy, Flynn resigned. Yesterday Flynn and his legal team told the FBI and congressional investigators that he will testify in the investigation into Russia’s scandal in interfering with U.S elections. But he demands that immunity be exchanged for his testimony.
Ironically, Flynn commented, in regards to Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation, that being granted immunity “means that you have probably committed a crime” when Clinton’s aides were granted immunity.