It seems that Flynn made a big mistake when he failed to register as an agent for a foreign government representing Turkey. That is a felony even though it is almost never prosecuted.
Flynn working for Turkey is certain to come up if and when he testifies before Congress on Democrat charges of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
Demanding immunity is simply reasonable self defense. You know the Dems in their drive to destroy Trump won’t let that go by. The Democrats will certainly demand that Flynn be charged and prosecuted. You can see the headlines. Even now he’s considered guilty of something just because he asked for immunity.
Flynn will be pilloried.
Jon Smith, 3/31/2017
Trump on Flynn: He should demand immunity in this witch hunt
From Hot Air: MARCH 31, 2017, BY ED MORRISSEY
How often does one see a top law enforcement officer publicly urging a witness to demand immunity in an investigation, let alone one of his former aides? As Andrew noted in the previous post, Michael Flynn reportedly wants immunity from prosecution before testifying before Congress about Russian influence in the 2016 election cycle. His former boss and political ally Donald Trump thinks that’s a great idea:
- Donald J. Trump
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
That’s certainly a … unique and interesting approach to the Wall Street Journal shocker from last night. Normally, one would expect that a president, whose responsibilities include ensuring enforcement of the law, would encourage witnesses to testify honestly regardless of grants of immunity. On top of that, a former aide demanding immunity in a political scandal usually portends bad news for the boss, who would then do anything but encourage an immunity grant.
Trump’s tweet is meant to signal that he has no fear of Flynn’s testimony, of course, as well as to take shots at his opponents for obsessing over Russia’s propaganda operations. It still raises one question, though. If this is a witch hunt, then why does Flynn need immunity? Witnesses usually demand immunity from prosecution in order to avoid a conviction for a crime, a point made by none other than Mike Flynn himself last September: