According to Michael Flynn’s lawyer, Flynn wants immunity to testify at hearings into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with members of Trump’s campaign team. Flynn was Trump’s first National Security Advisor but was fired just a few weeks later when it came out that he had tried to hide some inappropriate and possibly illegal meetings with agents of the Russian government. A number of other Trump campaign staffers have similarly denied contacts with Russian agents and subsequently were forced to admit that they had lied.
Flynn’s lawyer says Flynn “has a story to tell.” A not-unlikely interpretation of this is that the FBI has something on Flynn and has strong-armed him into making a deal. This is especially likely in view of the fact that the Trump administration hung him out to dry as their scapegoat. I’m also thinking that the reason this story has been made public is that the FBI wants to shake the Trump tree by signaling to others that deals are being made and they’d better make their own deal before they get left holding the bag. That’s kinda how these things work.
Given that the White House is already rife with discord, distrust and backstabbing, it will be interesting to see what comes out in the next few days. Stay tuned, there are more shoes to be dropped.
You can read the story from the BBC here: