Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has reportedly told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he is willing to testify in their probe regarding Russian involvement in President Trump’s 2016 campaign in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Flynn was forced to resign from Trump’s cabinet in February after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about interactions he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
President Trump has been plagued by accusations of Russian collusion in his campaign efforts since before taking office. Many saw Flynn’s resignation as a sign that there may indeed have been an inappropriate relationship between members of Trump’s campaign and top Russian officials responsible for a multi-faceted effort intended to discredit Trump’s opponent, former Secretary of State and early favorite to win the election, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The investigation into President Trump’s relationship with the Russian government has continued, with FBI Director James Comey confirming before Congress on March 21st that the Bureau is investigating the possibility of any such ties.