“He has an absolute right, and his lawyers are absolutely correct to invoke the fifth amendment,” said Barnicle. “I’m told by two people yesterday who are involved in this investigation that he is kind of in a strong position right now to get immunity, because to move this investigation forward, you’ve got to speak to General Flynn.”

Barnicle then echoed the general’s lawyers own words.

“He has a story to tell, as his lawyer said, and he’s got to tell that story.”

A Flynn immunity deal, if ever reached, would likely be an earthquake. It would free up the general to divulge information without fear of consequence and would strongly suggest the true targets of the Russia probe lay above him.