Disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn has a story to tell on Trump and Russia – but he won’t do so unless he is given full immunity for his testimony. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, “Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution.”
“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.”
Flynn’s attorney had this to say: “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it.”
This is a difficult decision for prosecutors. It seems clear that Flynn likely violated the law, and should be punished accordingly. Especially given the position of trust he had in our government. At the same time, it may take granting immunity to Flynn – or other of Trump’s other associates – to get to the bottom (or, top) of this story.