When former national security advisor Michael Flynn asked for immunity in exchange for testimony related to the investigation into President Trump’s possible ties to Russia, the request reverberated across the United States. The question on the minds of many was what information Michael Flynn might have that warranted such a request.
After all, it was Flynn himself who, months earlier, made the statement that those who ask for immunity almost certainly have something to hide. While the media’s spin on the immunity request is that Flynn is looking for protection out of a real fear of prosecution, in fact, Flynn’s request could be a smart play. Consider the two types of immunity available to Michael Flynn—or anyone else: