The story about Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, asking for immunity broke late yesterday afternoon. It made it to the evening network newscasts and was the featured story on the non-Fox cable news stations for most of the evening. If you depend upon the Wheeling Intelligencer for your news, however, there was nothing to read this morning. Continuing their policy (for examples, see here and here) of not reporting negative Trump stories as they develop, the paper focused on other matters.
It will be interesting to see how the locals eventually handle this story on the front and editorial pages. Flynn, of course, was at the Republican National Convention last summer where he famously led the delegates in a "lock her up" cheer aimed at Hillary Clinton. (See here.) And Flynn had a totally different view of immunity last fall as the Washington Post reported this morning:
But Flynn saw immunity differently in September 2016, when reports surfaced that aides around Hillary Clinton had been granted immunity by the government in exchange for talking freely to the FBI about Clinton’s private email server.
“When you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime,” Flynn, then a top campaign aide to Donald Trump, said on “Meet the Press.”
I think this story will get bigger and it will be hard for the locals to ignore. We will eventually get coverage followed most likely by a "we need a thorough, impartial investigation" editorial that also includes some irrelevant Clinton/Obama example to suggest that they were just as bad or worse. We shall see.