DC Daily: President Trump supports Gen. Michael Flynn's immunity-for-testimony request

DC Daily: President Trump supports Gen. Michael Flynn's immunity-for-testimony request
Posted at 9:13 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 13:41:06-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump backs Flynn's request for immunity
-- President Trump has publicly supported former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn's request for immunity in exchange for testimony in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

"Gen. Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit. ... 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," Robert Kelner, Flynn's lawyer, said in a statement late Thursday.

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Judge approves $25 million settlement over Trump University
-- A judge Friday approved a settlement in which Donald Trump will pay $25 million to settle lawsuits filed by former customers/students of Trump University.

Nearly 4,000 former students submitted claims and those who are eligible could get back about 90% of their money.

The settlement was agreed to last November, just 10 days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, but still needed court approval.

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Fox News' Hannity disagrees with Trump's bashing of Freedom Caucus
-- After the president placed blame on the House Freedom Caucus for the failure of the health care bill, Fox News host Sean Hannity went on his show and disagreed with Trump's statement.

"Now in my opinion, it's not the Freedom Caucus that's responsible for the GOP failure in this case to repeal and replace Obamacare," Hannity said on his eponymous program. "Now this legislation was flawed from the beginning. It was created behind closed doors. Not one single member saw the bill until it was rolled out. And that made it a disaster."

"Now I don't know who's telling the White House to focus their anger on the Freedom Caucus, but I do think it's misplaced," Hannity said. "Because the Freedom Caucus, I've talked to them, they want to make a deal, and they want the win for the president and the country."

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Trump's deputy chief of staff leaving White House
-- White House Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh is leaving her post, according to a White House official.

The move marks the second departure of a senior White House official in the first months of the administration, following national security adviser Michael Flynn's forced resignation last month.

Walsh was White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' deputy, joining him in the administration after serving as chief of staff to Priebus when he was chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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