Senate Intelligence Committee Rejects Flynn's Request for Immunity

Cheryl Sanders
April 6, 2017

Just days before resigning from his White House job, former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to reveal speaking fees he received from firms tied to Russian Federation, financial disclosure forms show.

House investigators have big questions to figure out - like whether Comey will agree to come back to the committee and whether they can reschedule Yates after her own delving into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation were reported last week.

Flynn is reportedly seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for agreeing to testify about alleged links between the Kremlin and Trump's Presidential campaign.

The disclosures detail Flynn's business and financial activities dating back to 2014, including 2015 payments from Russia's state-supported television network and paid speeches to two other Russian companies.

The FBI, as well as the Senate and House intelligence committees, are investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election and any possible ties between Trump's associates and Moscow.

The speeches were not included in a form that Flynn signed electronically on Feb 11, which the White House also released yesterday.

One was filed while he was still in the administration.

Congressional investigators on Friday rebuffed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's offer of cooperation in exchange for immunity from prosecution, saying it's too early in their probe of Russian Federation connections to discuss a deal.

Flynn was forced out on Feb 13 for failing to disclose talks with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about U.S. sanctions on Moscow and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations, which occurred before Trump took office. "That process was suspended when he left". Kelner said Flynn did not have the opportunity before stepping down to consult with the White House counsel's office and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; part of the process for submitting the forms.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner, collected about $195 million in income, according to a new financial snapshot of about 180 of the men and women serving in Donald Trump's White House.

Mr Flynn's client, Ekin Alptekin, told the Associated Press that the decision to file as a foreign agent had come under pressure from Justice Department officials.

The disclosure forms show Flynn made as much as $1.5 million past year.

Asked about Nunes's original claim, that some Trump campaign officials were improperly unmasked in intelligence documents, Schiff declined to comment.

Nunes has refused to discuss his sources, and House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview Wednesday that while he had not viewed the materials and did not know the source, Nunes told him it was a "whistleblower type".

The FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees are investigating claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians who hacked Democratic Party officials close to nominee Hillary Clinton - a sprawling set of probes that now involve the recent actions of other officials.

The California Democrat said the president is just trying to divert attention from the probes in the House and Senate and by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump associates helped that effort.

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