By John Dempsey, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) West Suburban Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren was on WLS this morning, talking about the news that President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is seeking immunity from prosecution, in exchange for testifying before Congress regarding what he knows about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Flynn, a member of the Trump campaign and transition, was fired as national security adviser after it was publicly disclosed that he misled the vice president about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Flynn’s ties to Russia have been scrutinized by the FBI and are under investigation by the House and Senate intelligence panels.
Hultgren told “The Big John and Ray Show” that since he is not on the House Intelligence Committee, he is not involved in the Russian investigation, but he admits the news is not good for Flynn.
”You know it’s concerning” said Hultgren, “I think the process is working. I believe both the Senate and House committees and other entities are looking into this and they’re gonna get answers. I don’t trust the Russians, I never have, I never will. I think they are bad folks.”
Hultgren says he does not think that Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes must step aside from the investigation. Nunes has been criticized for being too close to Trump to lead an impartial investigation. Hultgren says he likes and respects Nunes, but says he does not know enough about the investigation to comment further.