A dark cloud surrounds Michael Flynn as he prepares to plead the fifth in response to a senate probe regarding Russia’s involvement with the 2016 election. Flynn’s refusal to speak to the senate–to protect himself from getting into trouble–is sending shock waves across the media. By taking the measure, he is quietly admitting that there was actually happenings that he was involved in, that could get him in trouble.
Early Monday the Associated Press confirmed that a source has claimed that he is going to take the fifth while declining a senate intel committee subpoena.
As reported, “The context in which the committee has called for General Flynn’s testimonial production of documents makes clear that he has more than a reasonable apprehension that any testimony he provides could be used against him,” the lawyers wrote in a letter to the heads of the committee informing them Flynn would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
“Multiple Members of Congress have demanded that he be investigated and even prosecuted. He is the target on nearly a daily basis of outrageous allegations, often attributed to anonymous sources in Congress or elsewhere in the United State Government,”
Flynn has been in the news on a steady basis due to his possible involvement with Russia. Trump reportedly waited 18 days to “fire him” in mid-February after multiple warnings by those around him, from Obama to former-acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates.
As more information comes to light on possible collusion between Flynn and the Russians, the full fallout remains to be seen. Will this come back to haunt Trump?