Today I discussed how people should not assume that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has committed a crime or is turning on President Trump because his lawyer is seeking an immunity deal. Lawyers often seek immunity as an added protection, particularly in cases with powerful political interests. Moreover, some immunity deals are based on a witnesses information and not necessarily a witness’ culpability. It would seem that one person who would have to be convinced of that fact is Flynn himself. Flynn is shown below in 2016 saying that if someone gets immunity it probably means that you committed a crime.
Flynn made the statement in an interview on “Meet the Press” last September. In speaking of the Clinton email scandal, Flynn said, “when you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime.”
Fortunately for Flynn, that is not true and he will hopefully be given a more informed consideration from others in the current controversies.
While President Trump has support Flynn in his request for immunity, he once espoused the same assumptions over immunity: