The two committees in Congress investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, one in the House and the other in the Senate, would like to hear from former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Yesterday Flynn volunteered to testify before those committees, but only if he received immunity from prosecution. Last night Trump himself got on Twitter and said that Flynn was right in asking for immunity because the whole investigation was nothing but a "witch hunt" promoted by the media and Democrats as a result of the Democrats loss in November.
Last September both of these individuals were all over the media loudly whining about some of Hillary Clinton's top aides who had received immunity for their testimony before a House committee that was forever investigating Benghazi. Both men, Trump and his then-lapdog, Flynn, wanted America to know that the only reason these aides had received immunity was because they were guilty of something themselves.
Flynn's quote on the matter was so clear and succinct as to cause it to be repeated ad nauseam on this morning's news programs. The retired lieutenant general, who served a twenty-three day tenure as National Security Adviser before being forced to resign over his questionable ties and contacts with Russia prior to the election, told a Sunday morning talk show last year - regarding Hillary Clinton's aides, "When you've been given immunity, it probably means you've committed a crime."
Now it looks as though the general has fallen on his own sword.
Candidate Trump, never one to avoid the siren song of Twitter, also issued a couple of gems on the subject of immunity last September as he, too, was ravaging the testimony of Hillary's aides. At one point Trump said, "And if you're not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for, right?" A day after that the GOP candidate barked, "The reason they get immunity is because they did something wrong. If they didn't do anything wrong, then no reason."
Okay, guys, you've convinced me. Mike Flynn, a registered foreign agent, wants immunity before he will agree to testify before Congress. Therefore, according to the logic of Mike Flynn and Donald John Trump, he must be guilty of something.
It's all so complicated. Thanks for helping me understand.