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Chaffetz: Flynn Should Not Receive Immunity for Testimony

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By    |   Monday, 03 Apr 2017 11:44 AM

Former National Security adviser Michael Flynn should not be given immunity in return for testimony to Congress or a talk with the FBI, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told CNN on Monday, the Washington Examiner reported.

"I don't think he should get immunity. Immunity for what, first of all," he said. "If there's an open and active investigation from the FBI, they shouldn't do that."

As a retired senior Army officer, Flynn should not have received tens of thousands of dollars from the governments of Russia and Turkey for speaking and consulting fees, Chaffetz maintained. Flynn filed amended financial documents on Friday which revealed the payments.

Chaffetz said his committee was investigating to see if any laws were broken.

"You're just not able to receive these types of payments as a former military officer," he said.

Flynn resigned from his position in the administration of President Donald Trump in February amid allegations he misled White House officials about communications he had with Russian diplomats prior to the president taking office.

Chaffetz denied the probe into Flynn was a "witch hunt," as Trump has called it.

"I don't think it's a witch hunt ... there's a swirl out there we need to get to the bottom of," he said. "We want all of the information."

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Former National Security adviser Michael Flynn should not be given immunity in return for testimony to Congress or talk to the FBI, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz told CNN on Monday, the Washington Examiner reported.
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