Mike Flynn wants to flip, guys. It's on.
Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.
As an adviser to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, and later one of Mr. Trump’s top aides in the White House, Mr. Flynn was privy to some of the most sensitive foreign-policy deliberations of the new administration and was directly involved in discussions about the possible lifting of sanctions on Russia imposed by the Obama administration.
He has made the offer to the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees through his lawyer but has so far found no takers, the officials said.
Mr. Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment.
It wasn’t clear if Mr. Flynn had offered to talk about specific aspects of his time working for Mr. Trump, but the fact that he was seeking immunity suggested Mr. Flynn feels he may be in legal jeopardy following his brief stint as the national security adviser, one official said.
Now, Flynn was let go for a reason, he's dirty as hell. Flynn knows how this game works, and if he doesn't have anything substantial, immunity is a hell of a price for the FBI to pay considering what we know about Flynn already is enough to put him away for a very long time. On the other hand, if he's willing to turn evidence against Trump, as National Security Adviser, he'd know where the bodies are buried (and that may not entirely be a figure of speech in this case.)
Please note the FBI has yet to take Flynn up on his offer. I'd be extremely wary too. Option one: It could be that the Feds already know what Flynn has to offer, in which case Mr. Flynn is going to crash and burn. Option two: It also could be Flynn is offering more than he really knows, and the FBI doesn't want to give up the immunity card this early in the proceedings.
The third option is that Trump was never the target, but Flynn was. Now, maybe with Flynn they can open an investigation into Trump directly, but we don't know. All we know is Flynn wants immunity for the info he has. Flynn at least thinks there's a bigger target on the list at this point, or he's trying to invent one to save his ass.
We'll find out sooner rather than later at this point.