Flynn Last Year: ‘When You Are Given Immunity, That Means That You’ve Probably Committed a Crime’


With a new report from the Wall Street Journal tonight about Gen. Michael Flynn offering testimony in exchange for immunity, comments he made last September are getting renewed attention.

In an interview on Meet the Press, Flynn immediately started off by responding to comments made by Clinton campaign chair John Podesta shortly beforehand (emphasis ours):

“Yeah, so a couple things, the very last thing that John Podesta just said is no individual too big to jail, that should include people like Hillary Clinton. I mean, five people around her have had, have been given immunity, to include her former Chief of Staff. When you are given immunity, that means that you’ve probably committed a crime. So you know, I don’t know how he can sit there and say something like that with all the, the things that have been going around, just swirling around Hillary Clinton with her email.”

The statement tonight from Flynn’s counsel, Robert Kelner, said that Flynn “certainly has a story to tell,” and while he didn’t specifically comment on the details of Flynn’s discussions with both congressional intel committees, he did say, “He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by Members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated. 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.”

Both the House and Senate Intel Committees are mentioned in the letter, though an ABC News reporter tweeted out the following statements:

Watch above, via NBC.

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