As reported by the Associated Press today, the White House has invited both Democratic and Republican legislators to view classified information. The report states that Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) has viewed intelligence information at the White House “secretly” and was aided by two White House officials. The “secrecy” theme is a recurring topic in many mainstream media news stories. It was not understood from the report how Representative Nunes’ viewing of any information in “secret” was relevant or if there were any legal challenges for him doing so. Representative Nunes is the chairman of the United States Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Former National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn, has asked for immunity to speak to congressional committees. General Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation he had with a Russian ambassador to the U.S. and subsequently resigned. The AP report erroneously states General Flynn was fired. Robert Kelner, General Flynn’s attorney, issued a statement saying, “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit.” It was not clear from the AP report what type of information General Flynn has to offer and why he specifically is asking for immunity.
Breitbart Flynn Resigns link: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/13/michael-flynn-resigns-national-security-adviser/