After news broke that Michael Flynn was willing to testify about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in exchange for immunity, an announcement that must have Trump sweating like the pig that he is, one member of the House Intelligence Committee is not about to let Flynn get away with it.
Democratic committee member, Rep. Eric Swalwell, told CNN on Thursday that he’s not interested in granting any special conditions to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in exchange for his testimony.
Sounds like a guy that wants immunity and generally innocent people don’t seek immunity,” Swalwell said on CNN Tonight.
“I don’t want to hear from him in a setting where there are conditions. I think we should hear from him in the public and that we should get to the bottom of just exactly why he was working with RT, who as a former intelligence agency director, he above all people knows that that agency is connected to Russia’s intelligence services.”
Rep. Swalwell on Flynn immunity report: “I don’t want to hear from him in a setting where there are conditions” https://t.co/FlIEyNYHHZ
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) March 31, 2017
And Swalwell didn’t stop there. He also appeared in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and repeated his statement that “innocent people don’t seek immunity,” going on to state:
If he has something to say and he’s not worried about what he did, he should just come forward and testify in a public setting.”
Playing the Devil’s advocate, Hayes suggested that it might be possible for an innocent person to seek immunity, because they might be concerned about perjury if they misspeak or forget bits and pieces from a specific timeline, but Swalwell wasn’t buying it.
What we have here is a pattern of deceit with Michael Flynn – it’s not forgetfulness.” said Swalwell.
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