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Chaffetz: 'Very Mysterious' Why Flynn Wants Immunity

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By    |   Friday, 31 Mar 2017 08:52 PM

Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz told Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer he found it "very mysterious" why former National Security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn wanted immunity in return for testimony on Russia, Politico reported Friday.

"It's very mysterious to me, though, why all of a sudden Gen. Flynn is suddenly out there saying he wants immunity. A, I don't think Congress should give him immunity. If there's an open investigation by the FBI, that should not happen," Chaffetz said.

Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, said he did not think probes into Flynn's connections to Russian officials were a "witch hunt," and suggested President Donald Trump should not get involved.

Earlier Friday, Trump sent out a tweet calling the questions surrounding Flynn and his ties to Russian diplomats a "witch hunt" and urged Congress to grant him immunity in exchange for testimony.

"I also don't believe that the president should be weighing in on this. They're the ones that actually would prosecute something," Chaffetz said.

Questions surround Flynn and his contacts with Russian officials before Trump took office. Flynn had been tapped by Trump to serve in his administration, but following claims he had misled officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, the president asked for his resignation in February.

Chaffetz also added that he had been critical of former President Barack Obama when he "weighed in on the IRS scandal before we had all the facts."

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Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz told Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer he found it "very mysterious" why former National Security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn wanted immunity in return for testimony on Russia, Politico reported Friday.
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