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Trump: Flynn 'Should Ask for Immunity' in This 'Witch Hunt'

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By    |   Friday, 31 Mar 2017 08:49 AM

President Donald Trump early Friday backed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's request for immunity from unfair prosecution in exchange for his testimony on Russia.

Using his personal Twitter account, the Republican president slammed the probes of alleged contacts between his administration and the Russian governmentas a "witch hunt" by the media and Democrats as he supported Flynn.

While it’s unclear if Trump was coordinating with his former adviser, Flynn has told investigators that he’s willing to be interviewed in return for immunity from prosecution.

A congressional official confirmed on condition of anonymity that Flynn made the offer, Bloomberg News reported.

Trump's position on immunity appears to have changed since last fall, when he raised questions on Twitter about his then-White House rival Hillary Clinton, The Washington Post reports.

Speaking on the same topic a month earlier, the Post reports that  Trump said: "The reason they get immunity is because they did something wrong. If they didn't do anything wrong, they don't think in terms of immunity. Five people. Folks, I'm telling you: Nobody's seen anything like this in our country's history."

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President Donald Trump early Friday backed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's request for immunity from unfair prosecution in exchange for his testimony on Russia.
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