TRUMP & FLYNN HYPOCRITES OF THE HIGHEST ORDER: MICHAEL FYNN WANTS IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY ON RUSSIA
Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn wants immunity for "assurances against unfair prosecution" in investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, but both Trump and Flynn previously criticized Hillary Clinton's aides for asking for same treatment during the campaign.
Donald Trump attacked Clinton's associates repeatedly on the campaign trail for seeking immunity in exchange for their testimony in the investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server while she was serving as secretary of state.
"The reason they get immunity is because they did something wrong, if they didn’t do anything wrong, they don’t think in terms of immunity," he said at a rally in Wisconsin last September.
At another rally in Florida the day before, Trump asked, "If you are not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for? Right."
He tweeted at Clinton in October, "ATTN: @HillaryClinton - Why did five of your staffers need FBI IMMUNITY?!"
Flynn's attorney Robert Kelner said: “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”
Kelner said 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."
Flynn’s ties to Russia have been scrutinized by the FBI and are under investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees. Both committees are looking into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any connection between Trump associates and the Kremlin.
Flynn was fired from his job as Trump’s first national security adviser after it was revealed that he misled Vice-President Mike Pence about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition.
Reportedly in the weeks after he was sacked, Flynn and his business registered with the Justice Department as foreign agents for $530,000 worth of lobbying work that could have benefited the Turkish government.
It is reported that the lobbying occurred while Flynn was a top Trump campaign adviser. The Turkish businessman who hired Flynn, Ekim Alptekin, has told the AP that Flynn’s firm registered under pressure from the Justice Department.
Since July, the FBI has been carrying out a counter-intelligence investigation into Russia’s interference in the election and possible co-ordination with Trump associates.
In September, Flynn discussed the implications of immunity on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her associates in the FBI’s investigation into her use of a private email server.
“When you are given immunity, that means that you have probably committed a crime,” Flynn said during the interview.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
My opinion: Both Flynn and Trump were against Hilary Clinton's aides seeking immunity and now they both support it because Flynn thinks he did 'something wrong' or maybe according to him 'he has probably committed a crime.'
Karma has come back to bite both of them #two hypocrites.