Capitol Hill Democrats believe that Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn plans to cooperate with the FBI in the bureau’s Russian investigation.
Flynn About to Squawk
Flynn is at risk of landing in jail for taking payments from foreign actors and failing to report them in official papers. However, if he decides to break his silence, he would be the most interesting Trump associate to cooperate with the feds.
In May, he refused to turn over some compromising files that a Senate intelligence panel asked him for. Flynn initially tried to fend off the request by citing the 5th Amendment, but in the end, he gave up the files since he was facing a contempt charge. Until recently, Flynn has remained “absolutely silent” as one lawmaker put it. According to recent reports, he is now willing to speak.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is one of the Hill Democrats that thinks he may already be cooperating with the FBI. He told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “all the signals” pointed in that direction.
Flynn May Be Already Cooperating with the FBI
Firstly, the FBI has been after Flynn for a false statement felony since the time they took a statement from him about the interactions he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Secondly, there’s a report from the Eastern District of VA about the subpoenas about to hit Flynn. And thirdly, the disgraced national security adviser has a desire for immunity.
Other high-profile senators share Whitehouse’s views like Sen. Mark Warner. Sen. Warner, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, noted in an interview Tuesday that Flynn has been desperately seeking immunity for his crimes. Warner said Flynn told the panel that he would be willing to speak if he was granted immunity first.
If Flynn gets his wish and starts speaking, Trump is in a lot of trouble. It is worth noting that the feds tend to cooperate with a suspect only if they have a chance of indicting somebody more important than that suspect.
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