President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly seeking for immunity from prosecution with the House and Senate intelligence committees.
Flynn, who served at the position for the briefest period in history, stepped down just 25 days after his appointment over his controversial contacts with Russia.
Flynn had allegedly discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump took charge. After the controversy, the security adviser denied the suspicious circumstances but resigned within days.
Now Flynn is reportedly seeking immunity from prosecution with the House and Senate intelligence committees who are examining Trump administrations ties with Russia.
But just six months ago he believed immunity was a grant only criminals used.
In an interview with NBC last year, he commented on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s former staffers being given immunity as the FBI investigated her over the email server controversy.
"When you are given immunity that means you have probably committed a crime. So, you know I don’t know how he can sit there and say something like that with all the, the things that have been going around, just swirling around Hillary Clinton with her email," Flynn said during an interview with MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd.
His comments didn’t go well and are coming back to haunt him, as he has offered to be interviewed by the FBI and congressional officials in exchange for immunity over the Russia probe.