Michael Flynn’s Questionable Actions Began During the Obama Administration

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Blaming the Trump administration alone for Michael Flynn’s questionable activity is lazy, only tells half the story.

As controversy continues to surround the activities of General Michael Flynn while he held prominent politically appointed positions, one must be reminded that General Flynn’s power grab first started during the Obama administration. Recent revelations of his improprieties beg the question- where was the due diligence on behalf of congress and the former administration?

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Michael Flynn’s Request for Immunity in Trump-Russia Probe ‘Rejected by Senate Intelligence Committee’

Mr Flynn’s legal team have been told that immunity is ‘not on the table’

By Independent:

The Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly turned down Michael Flynn‘s request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for being interviewed as part of their investigation into Russia’s alleged hacking of the 2016 presidential election.

Mr Flynn’s lawyer was told immunity was “wildly preliminary” and “not on the table” at this point, a senior congressional official told NBC. It does not necessarily rule out immunity at a later date, as the investigation is still being pursued.

President Donald Trump has supported the decision of his former national security adviser to seek immunity  in exchange for his testimony in congressional probes of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mr Flynn wants protection against “unfair prosecution” if he testifies before the intelligence committees of the US Senate and the House of Representatives, his lawyer, Robert Kelner, said on Thursday.

Mr Kelner confirmed that discussions had taken place with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and said “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it.”

To read the rest of the article visit Independent.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer. During his time in the CIA, Blackburn served multiple tours in the Middle East; including Iraq, Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Since departing the agency, Blackburn co-founded Tip Of The Spear Productions and Consulting, where he and his team work on media productions aimed at telling the stories of law enforcement and military and also consults with law enforcement and private businesses on national security related issues. Additionally, he is a Consulting Producer for “Live PD” on A&E and co-hosts and produces the Talking Terrorism Podcast, along with reformed terrorist Mubin Shaikh. Blackburn also holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business.

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