Well, this is awkward.
Taking walks down memory lane can be fun. Then again, they can open up a host of memories we don’t really want to deal with, given our present circumstances.
I’m wondering how much of that is ringing in Michael Flynn’s head, right now?
The big news this week has to be what was revealed on Thursday, regarding Trump’s former national security adviser. As discussed by Jay Caruso yesterday, Flynn is seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony to the FBI and the House and Senate Intelligence committees.
It’s quite the development, and it has set imaginations ablaze, as the immediate question that arises is what does he need immunity for?
That memory lane thing… Flynn set the parameters for those who seek immunity back in September 2016, in the often-combative race to the White House.
At the time, Flynn was an adviser to candidate Trump.
Flynn appeared on NBC to speak with Chuck Todd, with the topic being Clinton Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, along with four Clinton aides, who’d agreed to testify in the investigation into Clinton’s handling of confidential emails, in exchange for immunity.
Said Flynn only six months ago:
“Five people around her have been given immunity, to include her former chief of staff. When you are given immunity, that means you have probably committed a crime,” he added. “I don’t know how he can sit there and say something like that with all the things that have been going around — just swirling around Hillary Clinton with her e-mails.”
Life comes at you fast, eh, Flynn?
During the Republican convention in July, Flynn led chants of “lock her up” during his speech. He also said: “If I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail.”
It sounds like you probably did do a tenth of what she did. At least.
We still don’t know what he plans to tell, and as yet, no one has taken him up on his offer. Just the idea that he’s now suddenly asking for immunity adds a fresh twist to an already intriguing, real life international thriller, however.