These 2016 remarks aren’t aging well for the former national security adviser.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, reportedly seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony in investigations of Russia’s ties to Donald Trump’s campaign, said last year that such deals mean “you’ve probably committed a crime.”
Flynn wasn’t even asked about immunity during his Sept. 25 appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Instead, he was asked about Trump’s debate preparation and whether it was enough.
Instead, he chose to respond to something that apparently had been mentioned earlier in the show.
“The very last thing that John Podesta just said is ‘No individual too big to jail.’ That should include people like Hillary Clinton,” he said. “I mean, five people around her have been given immunity, to include her former chief of staff.”
Then, he said:
“When you are given immunity, that means that you probably have committed a crime.”
Flynn ― who also led “Lock her up” chants at the Republican National Convention ― was referring to the investigation into Democratic candidate Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state.
She was not charged with a crime.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Flynn is seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony to the FBI, the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The newspaper said none of the three has accepted an immunity offer.
Flynn resigned from his role in the Trump administration after just 24 days on the job when it was revealed that he had discussed American sanctions against Russia with its ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, before Trump took office.
Flynn had previously denied having those discussions.