By Steve Neavling
Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser for Donald Trump, could help make or break a case against the president during the special counsel’s investigation.
Three Democratic senators said they believe Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller and may be providing testimony that could incriminate the president.
Flynn found himself in the crosshairs of the investigation after he lied to Vice President Mike Pence and FBI investigators about a meeting with Russians, which lead to his resignation from the Trump administration.
Trump is accused of obstructing justice by trying to get then-FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Flynn, who briefly asked for immunity during a congressional investigation.
“If you draw conclusions as a prosecutor about what we can see from the Flynn investigation, all the signals are suggesting that he’s already cooperating with the FBI and may have been for some time,” Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer .
Later in the evening, Sen. Richard Blumenthal agreed, saying, “The likelihood of his cooperation is very high,” the Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “Whether he will be truthful in cooperating, whether in fact he knows enough to justify some kind of agreement with the prosecutors, I think will be told by time.”
Sen. Mark Warner told CNN on Tuesday that Flynn wants immunity.
“Clearly he’s been looking for immunity for some time. He said he would come in and talk to us at the intel committee but only with immunity,” Warner told CNN. “I would have a lot of questions for General Flynn, not only his unreported trips and unreported finances he received from Turkey, from Russia. I’d like to know what kind of conversations he had with Russian officials while he was directly involved in the campaign.”