Is Fmr. Trump Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn ready to talk or could he be bluffing?
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News April 1, 2017 Updated: 1:55 AM
Lt. General Michael Flynn who was fired by the Obama administration, then went on to support Donald Trump who appointed him National Security Adviser, is ready to talk to the FBI.
Robert Kelner, the attorney for Lt. General Michael Flynn approached the FBI, the House Intelligence Committee, and the Senate Intelligence Committee, offering to testify on the condition the FBI will grant him immunity from prosecution.
Flynn had been working for the Turkish government as a foreign agent, and was paid more than half a million dollars plus other perks. Flynn was receiving highly classified intelligence briefings and had access to the most sensitive information concerning our allies and adversaries around the world. He failed to inform the White House that as recent as July 2016, while on the campaign trail with Trump, he was acting as a foreign agent.
Seventeen days into his job as National Security Adviser, Flynn was forced out. The reason stated by the White House was, “Flynn was not honest with Vice President Pence about how many times he spoke to the Russian Ambassador and the contents of their conversation.”
Shortly after Gen. Flynn was fired, he registered as a foreign agent, something he was mandated to do, long before it was done. He is also accused of planning the kidnapping of a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania, that the government of Turkey, wanted returned.
According to Flynn’s attorney, “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell.” However, neither the FBI nor committee members are jumping at the opportunity until they interview Flynn to find out what he has to say and how valuable his testimony will be to the investigation of the Trump administration’s possible collusion with Russia, during the 2016 U.S., Presidential election.
Some members of the intelligence community have a different view of how Flynn’s testimony may be a set-up to help Trump by saying, “Flynn could admit to things he did, but lie and claim no one higher up knew about his actions with Russia or any other foreign government, and the fact he asked for immunity would lead the public to believe he is being truthful when in fact, he may not be.”
Others have said, “Flynn may be able to testify that he was given permission by Trump, to make a deal with Russia in some way, that supported Russia’s interfering with the U.S. Presidential election.”
The White House is already embroiled in a controversy that some have said "amounts to a cover up" concerning republican Devin Nunes, House Intelligence Committee chief who appears to have colluded with the White House to justify a dishonest tweet by the President so he will not have to apologize or continue taking, "heat".