President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, wants immunity to testify on alleged Russian election meddling, his lawyer says.
Robert Kelner says his client “has a story to tell”, but needs to guard against “unfair prosecution”.
Congress is investigating the allegations, with one senator warning of Kremlin “propaganda on steroids”.
Mr Flynn was sacked in February after misleading the White House about his conversations with a Russian envoy.
His links to Russia are being scrutinised by the FBI and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, as part of wider investigations into claims moscow sought to help Donald Trump win the US presidential election, and into contacts between Russia and members of President Trump’s campaign team.
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” said his attorney, Robert Kelner, in a written statement
He said he would not comment on his discussions with congressional panels conducting the investigation.
The lawyer said the media was awash with “unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo”.
Story By BBC NEWS