Following a Thursday report that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is seeking immunity in exchange for talking to the FBI and the intelligence committees in Congress, President Donald Trump sent an early-morning tweet arguing that Flynn should ask for immunity.
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Flynn has asked for the intelligence committees and the FBI to grant him immunity.
Later on Thursday, a lawyer for Flynn confirmed that Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, but he would not say whether the former national security adviser has sought immunity. Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, said Flynn would talk to the committee for the right “circumstances.”
“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,” Kelner added later in the statement.
This post has been updated.