Well, if the Wall Street Journal can be believed, the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election might be poised to break wide open. According to an article just posted by the Journal, General Michael Flynn, who served as Trump’s National Security Advisor until it became public knowledge that he’d lied about his communications with Russian operatives prior to Trump’s inauguration, has offered to testify in exchange for immunity. That’s right. Michael “lock her up” Flynn, who, not too long ago, said that immunity equals guilt, has requested immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony.
More interesting than the fact that Flynn has offered to testify in exchange for immunity, though, is the fact that, as least as of right now, it doesn’t look as though investigators have taken him up on the offer… which would lead one to believe that they either don’t feel that Flynn will give them what they want, or they’ve already got enough evidence against the administration that they don’t need him. Or, maybe, they’ve just decided to make him sweat for a while, considering the very real possibility of serving hard time in federal prison for lying to the FBI. Either way, it looks like the next few weeks are going to be incredibly interesting.
The question, it seems to me, isn’t whether or not someone will flip, but who will flip first… Let’s remember, not only Flynn, but Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and Roger Stone have all offered to testify as well. Sure, they could all lie under oath, but it only takes one of them to either lose their nerve, or make a mistake, for the whole thing to come crashing down, and, looking at these guys, I don’t think they’ve got got what it takes to keep up the lie. I mean, Carter Page looked like he was about to piss his pants last night, and he was just talking with the friendly folks at Fox News.
For what it’s worth, according to CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, the White House isn’t talking. “Sean Spicer tells me the White House has no comment tonight on Michael Flynn immunity offer,” Zeleny just said on Twitter.