During an interview on CNN on Friday, Trump surrogate Kayleigh McEnany tried her best to make excuses for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn but fellow panelist Christine Quinn was obviously not buying it.
CNN host Alisyn Camerota referred to the time in 2016 Flynn mocked the aides who were given immunity as part of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State.
“When you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime,” Flynn said.
Now the tables have turned and it’s Flynn who is asking for immunity in exchange for coming forward at the Senate Intelligence Committee.
After hearing about this obvious contradiction, McEnany said, “maybe [Flynn] didn’t understand how immunity worked at this point” — which is when Quinn demonstrably rolled her eyes.
Quinn claims that Trump’s tweet, in which he supports Flynn’s decision to seek immunity, was odd because if this investigation is just a witch hunt, as the president said, then Flynn wouldn’t need immunity.
“When you don’t think Michael Flynn did anything, which you kind of do if you are calling it a witch hunt, then you don’t need immunity because by definition, immunity is kind of release from punishment for… having done something wrong,” she pointed out.