Flynn Wants ‘Assurances Against Unfair Prosecution,’ Lawyer Says

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In a statement issued late on Thursday, a lawyer for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said that Flynn is willing to talk to the intelligence committees in Congress under the right “circumstances,” but would not confirm whether Flynn is seeking immunity.

The statement came after the Wall Street Journal reported that Flynn has offered to sit for an interview with the committees in exchange for immunity.

“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, said in a statement obtained by CNN. “Out of respect for the Committees, we will not comment right now on the details of the discussions between counsel for General Flynn and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, other than to confirm that those discussions are taking place.”

Kelner noted that Flynn is a decorated veteran and bashed allegations of treason and “unsubstantiated” demands to the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. He said that Flynn would like “assurances against unfair prosecution.”

“Notwithstanding his life of national service, the media are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him. He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by Members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated,” Kelner said in the statement. “No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.”

A spokesman for House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes told Politico that did not offer to testify in exchange for immunity.

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