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Flynn offers to testify in Russia probe for immunity, report says

In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(RNN) - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials that he would testify about the Donald Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia if he receives immunity from prosecution, the Wall Street Journal reported

Flynn made the offer through his lawyer, Robert Kelner, the WSJ reported Thursday. Kelner issued a statement saying there were ongoing discussions.

"General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit," Kelner tweeted

No one has accepted the offer, the report said.

Flynn resigned from his national security adviser position only weeks after assuming it, admitting he misled officials about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. 

The House Oversight Committee Democrats released documents earlier in March indicating that arms of the Russian government paid Flynn thousands of dollars. 

The payments allegedly include $33,000 in November 2015 from Russia Today, which intelligence officials consider a propaganda arm of the Russian government, and part of the $45,000 he was paid to participate in a Moscow gala featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2015.

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