After former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn offered to testify on Donald Trump’s links to Russia in exchange for immunity, sources report that Trump is now considering resigning, capping off a momentous week of revelations.
Flynn’s lawyer Robert Kelner said the retired general “certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.”
Immunity is typically sought to avoid penalty for breaking the law. Flynn’s criminal actions in relation to Turkey have already been revealed.
One of the pair of officials who helped provide Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with reports showing that President Trump and his associates had been swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies was brought to the White House by Flynn.
Ezra Cohen-Watnick, 30, was nearly axed from his job this month by the new National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster after the CIA raised concerns about him. But he survived after the intervention of Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and Steven Bannon.