Trump Backs Flynn’s Bid for Immunity

Just one day after it was reported that former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn would be willing to be interviewed about the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the president tweeted in support of his recently fired employee. Early Friday morning, he wrote: “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!” The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Flynn informed the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees of his willingness to talk—as long as he won’t be prosecuted. He was forced to resign months ago after it became clear that he misled White House officials about his phone conversations with the Russian ambassador before the inauguration.