aside Breaking News: Ret. Lt. General Mike Flynn Plans To Invoke The Fifth Amendment

On 5/22/17, Ali Velshi on his MSNBC TV announced that there are news sources reporting that the republican President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser General Mike Flynn who lasted just 24 days in this position before he was forced to resign, has declined to honor the subpoenas executed by the US House Intel committees and in addition, it has been revealed that he intends to invoke his right to the fifth amendment.

In the past, General Flynn’s attorneys have indicated his request for immunity before he would consider waiving his fifth amendment’s right not to be forced to testify against his own interests if he could be subject to prosecution due to criminal charges filed against him..

Image result for PHOTO OF MIKE FLYNNGenerally Flynn, who was forced to resign after 24 days in the job, was initially kept on even after the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, warned the White House that he might be subject to blackmail by the Russians for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Segey Kislyak.

The retired General Mike Flynn is one of a handful of the president’s associates under scrutiny in the intertwined federal investigations into their financial links to foreign governments and whether any of them coordinated  with Russian operatives to interfere in the 2016 presidential election process.

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As per a 5/22/17 AP report by Chad Day 9:30 a.m.:

“Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents.”

“That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private interactions between Flynn and the committee.”

“Flynn’s decision comes less than two weeks after the committee issued a subpoena for Flynn’s documents as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.”

“Legal experts have said Flynn was unlikely to turn over the personal documents without immunity because he would be waiving some of his constitutional protections by doing so. Flynn has previously sought immunity from “unfair prosecution” to cooperate with the committee.”

4 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,
    Is this news surprising to anyone? Did anyone actually expect he would testify about his allegedly illegal activities without immunity? Would anyone of us have done differently had we been in his shoes? While I feel that Flynn is a traitor to this nation, I do believe in the concept of justice as written into our constitution and laws in regards to self incrimination. However if I were this man, every where I went and every thing I ate or drank would be of great concern, as it is quite possible he has/is committing suicide by testimony…

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      I do agree with your thinking. General Flynn would be a fool to testify to anything or do anything without an immunity agreement He has every right to assert his constitutional right to invoke the 5th amendment.

      Ciao, Gronda

    • Dear Keith,

      And rightfully so! I do suspect that he has a story to tell and to sell in the form of books, at a later date. He may need the monies if he loses his military benefits.

      Ciao, Gronda

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