On Thursday, the anti-Trump media whipped the public into a frenzy over wild speculation that Gen. Mike Flynn asked for immunity in return for his testimony on President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to the Russians.
In response to the drama, President Trump said Flynn should ask for immunity to testify in what he called a “witch hunt”.
The speculation began when Flynn’s attorney Robert Kelner released a statement saying, “General Flynn has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit it.” He added:
“No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from council, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.”
Kelner’s statement was clear. But instead of sticking to facts, the leftwing media engaged in wild speculation spreading fake news to boost their ratings.
Here are the facts: Flynn did not ask for immunity to testify before Congress. And if he did have a story to tell, it would probably be about his former boss Barack Obama, who fired him for unknown reasons.
The FBI listened to hours of recorded conversations between Flynn and the Russian ambassador and they found nothing illegal.
As for Flynn requesting immunity to turn on Trump, CBS News’ Catherine Reynolds reports that a House Intelligence Republican staffer said Flynn did not ask for immunity. And members of the Intelligence committee say they never received such an offer.