Senate refuses immunity request for Flynn

Senate refuses immunity request for Flynn
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[Ed. (J.E.) – If this is a final answer, it’s a travesty.  Flynn hasn’t even done anything that rises to the level of questionable, much less criminal.  The big charge against him is that he sat next to Putin at a banquet, during a conference at which he was a paid speaker.  This is such an ordinary thing that no one would even try to hide it — and Flynn hasn’t.  I am deeply sorry to see the Senate Republicans show so little integrity.  Whatever they think of Trump or Flynn, they should want to protect any American from the malicious prosecution that has too often resulted from these investigations.]

The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, two congressional sources told NBC News.

A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the table” at the moment. A second source said the committee communicated that it is “not receptive” to Flynn’s request “at this time.”

The senior congressional official also said that Flynn’s lawyer had conveyed the offer of testimony in exchange for immunity from prosecution to the Justice Department. …

Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, confirmed in a statement that discussions had taken place with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and said “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it.”

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