Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees to receive immunity from prosecution in exchange for questioning about potential ties between Russia and officials in President Donald Trump’s campaign, his lawyer said Thursday.
In a statement, Flynn’s attorney Robert Kelner said the retired Army lieutenant general “certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”
The discussions were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The report cited officials who said that Flynn has made offers to the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees through Kelner but has so far found no takers.
Jack Langer, a spokesman for House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Flynn had not offered to testify before the committee in exchange for immunity. However, Langer did not say whether or not Flynn had spoken to committee members about a possible deal.
A congressional aide confirmed to the Associated Press that discussions with the Senate intelligence committee involved immunity. The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
In his statement, Kelner said that “no reasonable person … would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.”