So the Senate Intelligence Committee has apparently brushed aside Mike Flynn’s seemingly desperate attempt to save himself by testifying about possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 31, 2017
Now there are two ways to look at that. One makes sense and the other is just silly.
The one that makes sense is that lawmakers aren’t going to rush into a situation where a key individual that may have committed treason gets a get-out-of-jail-free card in exchange for testimony that no one has heard yet. Imagine going to your significant other and saying the following: “Listen honey, I’ll tell you everything I did when I got drunk and didn’t come home last night as long as you promise ahead of time not to divorce me.” See? Absurd, right?
So that brings us to the silly way of looking at things which goes something like this: the Senate doesn’t want to hear from Flynn. That’s so ridiculous it’s not even worth wasting any time on, which is why we’ll just skip to the punchline.
We already know how Mike Flynn feels about people seeking immunity (“they’ve probably committed a crime“).
So how does Donald Trump feel? Well, we’re glad you asked:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2016
Maybe compare that to what the President said this morning if you want to see an interesting juxtaposition:
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017
More from NBC:
The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, a senior congressional official with direct knowledge told NBC News.
The official said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the table” at the moment.
Flynn’s lawyer also conveyed the offer to the Justice Department, the official said.