|Rep. Jason Chaffetz|
Last night, former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn told investigators looking into Team Trump’s Russian connections that he would be willing to testify in exchange for immunity.
This morning, Trump weighed in saying “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!”
Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017
It crosses my mind to wonder: was Trump instructing Flynn to not testify without protection of immunity? Could that be viewed as obstruction?
But GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Fox News that Flynn should not be granted immunity, AND President Trump should not be commenting on the issue.
“No, I don’t think it’s a witch hunt,” Chaffetz said. “Look, it’s very mysterious to me, though, why all of a sudden General Flynn is suddenly out there saying he wants immunity. A, I don’t think Congress should give him immunity. If there’s an open investigation by the FBI, that should not happen. I also don’t believe that actually that the president should be weighing in on this. They’re the ones that actually would prosecute something.”
Jason Chaffetz: Flynn shouldn’t be given immunity & @POTUS shouldn’t weigh in https://t.co/ydD12zcyCU pic.twitter.com/R2UcLt42bs
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 31, 2017