Questions continue to swirl around Russian meddling in 2016 election

Questions continue to swirl around the Trump administration and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.



Former senior-level administration official Michael Flynn may be stepping forward to tell his side of the story.



Flynn, President Donald Trump's ousted national security advisor, says he is willing to testify before congressional and federal investigators as they look into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia on the condition he gets immunity.



Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee, says he is treating that request with a healthy dose of skepticism.



"The skepticism is, you know, we'll need to consult with the Justice Department... We also have to determine whether he really can add value to our investigation, whether we need him to learn information we can't learn from other sources," he says.



Flynn stepped down in February after it became public that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.



Schiff says Flynn also didn't initially disclose payments from Russian entities in return for speeches.



Earlier this week, President Trump took to Twitter to support Flynn and lambast the media and Democrats.



Any decision to offer Flynn immunity would come from U.S. attorneys and the Department of Justice. But for now, law enforcement officials say there is no indication the FBI wants to re-interview him.



 


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