Flynn discussing immunity with intel committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee’s hearing on Russian interference in last year’s presidential election (all times local):

7:35 p.m.

Michael Flynn’s attorney says the former national security adviser is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for questioning.

Flynn attorney Robert Kelner says no “reasonable person” with legal counsel would answer questions without assurances.

Flynn was fired from his job as President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser after it was disclosed that he misled the vice president about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition.

Flynn’s ties to Russia have been scrutinized by the FBI and are under investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees.


4 p.m.

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he intends to review the documents the White House is providing about incidental surveillance of members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, but he is questioning the timing of the offer.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California says he does not know if the documents offered up by the White House are the same ones the chairman of his committee, Devin Nunes, reviewed in a secret visit to the White House grounds last week.

Schiff says if the documents are indeed the same, they raise “profound” questions about why the White House did not provide them to the president in the first place and whether the Trump administration is trying to “launder” information through the House committee.


2:50 p.m.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says that that within the past 24 hours, a second hacking attempt was made against former members of his GOP presidential campaign team.

Rubio spoke Thursday at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Rubio says his campaign team was targeted during the election and again within the past 24 hours…

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