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Senate Intel 'Not Ready' to Consider Flynn's Immunity Request

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 02 Apr 2017 09:12 AM

The Senate Intelligence Committee has just started its investigation into Russia's influence in the past presidential election and is "not ready" yet to consider Gen. Michael Flynn's request for immunity in testifying about his role in potential collusion, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said, per The Hill.

"That would be a decision that the chairman [Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.] and I make," Warner told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y., according to the report. "But we are not ready to consider that."

The Senate Intelligence Committee – working separately from the maligned House Intelligence Committee's probe, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. – is "not even publicly acknowledging" Gen. Flynn has contacted them about a request for immunity from prosecution. The request was referenced in a statement released by Flynn's attorney late this week.

The committee is only looking into Russia's influence on the election and the alleged ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, it does not prosecute.  Warner's Senate arm of the probe has "just started reviewing the raw intelligence," Warner told host John Catsimatidis, per The Hill.

Warner considered Nunes' actions and behaviors amid the House Intelligence probe – visiting the White House to view sensitive documents and briefing President Trump before addressing his own committee – "bizarre, at best," Warner added.

"Obviously we should review these materials," Warner said, per The Hill. "It needs to be done in a secure location in the Congress.

"I have a lot of questions about what Mr. Nunes did or didn't do."

Warner considers his role in a fair and honest investigation into Russia and potential Trump campaign connections "to be the most important thing I have ever done in my political career," he told Catsimatidis, per The Hill.

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