Only the DOJ Can Grant Immunity to Mike Flynn, and Other Things We Learned From Andy McCarthy
Posted On 03 Apr 2017 /
On Friday, Buck brought on the always-informative Andy McCarthy, writer and editor for the National Review, to clarify the news that Michael Flynn is offering to testify in the Trump/Russia collusion story and provide insight into the latest in the investigation.
“They can’t give Flynn immunity,” McCarthy claimed. “They’d need the Justice Department to sign off on that, and they may not have an interest in doing that at this point.”
“It is standard fare to ask for some form of immunity before sitting down with government investigators,” McCarthy went on to explain. “When you are deciding whether to sit down with the government, you have to perceive the way prosecutors may view you. If you’re Flynn, you’ve been reading for weeks that they’re scouring the earth to see if there’s some misconduct that you’ve committed.”
“So you have to consider the possibility that since the FBI already had a recording of what Flynn said, maybe they were interviewing him in the hope that he would make a false statement about something he’d said to build a case against him.”
McCarthy, who has the advantage of frequently viewing FISA evidence in criminal proceedings, said he’s eager to get to the meat of the investigation.
“If there truly was a fear that Russia was trying to meddle in the election, it would be irresponsible of the government to NOT have investigated,” McCarthy said. “I don’t have a problem with them investigating it. I do have a problem if they used the pretext of Russian meddling when there WAS no Russian meddling.”