The big buzz is about Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeking immunity, in exchange for his testimony.
The big question is: Immunity for what?
We can assume this has to do with the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Flynn was forced to resign his position shortly after taking it, when it was discovered he lied about conversations with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
Now, the top Democrat with the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) is suggesting that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates may have some answers, if she is allowed to testify.
Schiff sent out a tweet this morning, responding to an early morning tweet by President Trump, in which Trump referred to the ongoing Russia probe as a “witch hunt,” while suggesting Flynn needed immunity for protection.
The public should learn a lot more about WHY General Flynn wants immunity when Sally Yates testifies before the House Intelligence Committee https://t.co/F6mjRbjUby
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 31, 2017
Yates was scheduled to testify this week before the House Intel Committee, but Committee Chairman Devin Nunes abruptly canceled the hearings for the rest of the week.
Schiff feels like she has information on a cover-up within the White House that ultimately led to Flynn being fired.
“Today’s hearing would also have provided the opportunity for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify about the events leading up to former national security adviser Flynn’s firing, including his attempts to cover up his secret conversations with the Russian ambassador,” Schiff said in a statement.
“We are aware that former AG Yates intended to speak on these matters, and sought permission to testify from the White House.”
It does sort of make a difference that she wanted to testify, as opposed to being made to testify.
For now, we’re on standby, as we wait for the next scheduled hearings.
Nunes is dealing with his own muddled mess, which leads me to believe that if we want to get to the bottom of things, we really do need an independent, special committee to investigate.