A request for immunity isn’t an admission of guilt or wrongdoing. It may be sought by witnesses who fear that their words could be used against them, as a condition of their testimony. The Journal previously reported FBI agents had questioned Flynn in January shortly after the Trump administration denied he had spoken with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak the previous month. While the precise nature of that interview is unknown, it is a federal crime to lie to the FBI during a criminal investigation.
But the move could also be a purely prophylactic measure.
“Not withstanding his life of national service, the media are awash with unfounded accusations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him,” Kelner said.
“He is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by Members of Congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated. No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution.”
Re: FKmn Intel Group Registration
Dear Ms. Hunt:
We write on behalf of our clients Flynn Intel Group and its Chairman and CEO, General
Michael T. Ftynn, to submit a Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”) registration and
supplemental disclosure statement, in connection with Flynn Intel Group’s previously disclosed
representation of Inovo BV, a corporation organized in the Netherlands.
In September 2016, Flynn Intel Group publicly disclosed its representation of Inovo BV
in a federal Lobbying Disclosure Act (“LDA”) registration that was filed with the Secretary of the
Senate and Clerk of the House. After General Flynn was named in mid-November 2016 to serve
as National Security Advisor in the new administration, Flynn Intel Group shut down its
operations, did not renew its contract with Inovo BV, and tiled, on December 1,2016, a final
public disclosure report terminating its lobbyist registration for Inovo BV.
In document, the shares of FIG are noted:
(j) Give a complete statement of the ownership and control of the registrant.
Ownership as of November 31, 2016, was as follows: Michael T. Flynn (350,000 shares), Bijan Rafiekian (300,000 shares),
Philip Oakley (250,000 shares), Dr. Payman Arabshahi (5,000 shares), Darkshore LLC (1,000 shares). The corporation acts
pursuant to its bylaws, under which the Board of Directors governs the organization. Directors include Michael T. Flynn,
Bijan Rafiekian, and Philip Oakley.
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