Trump tells Flynn to seek immunity in Russia probe

New Delhi [India], Mar. 31 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has urged former national security advisor Michael Flynn to "ask for immunity" in the investigation into his Russia links, saying the probe is a witch hunt by the Democrats and the media.

"Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!," the President tweeted.

Flynn is reportedly seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for agreeing to testify about alleged links between the Kremlin and Trump's Presidential campaign.

Flynn, who played a crucial role in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, was asked to resign after it became public that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence on conversations he had before moving into the White House, regarding sanctions on Russia with Sergey Kislyak, the Kremlin envoy in Washington.

Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he "inadvertently" briefed top officials with incomplete information regarding his call with the Russian ambassador.

He had initially denied discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador Kislyak during the transition, and Vice-President Pence also defended him in front of the media. (ANI)