Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is willing to testify in exchange for immunity from the FBI as members of Congress are investigating possible links between Russia and the Donald Trump election campaign team, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) .
Flynn, a retired general who had taken over as National Security Adviser to the Trump government when he arrived at the White House on January 20, stepped down on Feb. 13 amid a scandal over hiding his contacts with representatives of the Kremlin.
According to the WSJ, Flynn has told the FBI and members of Congress of the United States that they are investigating the links of Trump’s campaign with Russia that he is willing to declare if he is guaranteed immunity from possible prosecution against him.
The newspaper’s sources say the offer was made through Flynn’s attorney to both the FBI and the Senate and House Intelligence committees, but the answer is unknown.
The newspaper recalls that Flynn was one of Trump’s presidential advisory and later took over one of the key positions of his Administration, although he was short-time National Security Adviser.
Among the discussions in which Flynn participated, according to the Journal, are deliberations to review the sanctions imposed on Russia by the Barack Obama administration over their interference in the election campaign.
One of the official sources tells the WSJ that it is unclear whether Flynn has offered to talk about a specific aspect of his work in the Trump campaign, but the fact that he is seeking immunity suggests that he faces legal risks.
Flynn left the Trump Administration for hiding the nature of the talks he had held with the Russian ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.
It was also learned that he received tens of thousands of dollars from three Russian companies, including the RT television network, for speeches or speeches he had shortly before joining Trump’s election campaign.