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Former National Security Adviser Will Only Speak About Russia if Granted Immunity

Former National Security Adviser Will Only Speak About Russia if Granted Immunity

President Donald Trump’s administration remains under fire for their Russia-meddling allegations.

While many White House officials continue refusing to provide information, one former official may come clean. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told federal prosecutors that he will testify if the courts provide him immunity.

Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, said that Flynn stated he has “a story to tell,” but does not want to face prosecution.

“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell,” Kelner said. “and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”

Currently, investigators believe that Moscow officials helped President Trump win the presidential election. Accordingly, the FBI is investigating Flynn and other official’s relations with Russia, even searching information prior to the election.

Despite the investigation, Kelner said that the media spread unconfirmed theories, “outrageous claims of treason and vicious innuendo.”

“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,” he explained.

Three other former officials agreed to testify. However, former campaign chief Paul Manafor and former advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page did not request immunity in doing so.

Flynn stepped down from his position in the White House earlier this year, after speculation arose about his ties with Russia. Flynn, a retired army lieutenant general, denied these relations at first. However, as speculation grew, his lies diminished and he admitted to communication with Russia ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

Russia’s involvement in the election

Numerous senators and government officials believe that Russia attempted to “hijack” the presidential election. Primarily, they believe that Russia spread false information on the internet. Furthermore, they believe the Russian hackers targeted the information to people in key voting states, such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Investigators believe that President Trump’s associates assisted Russia in sharing this information.



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