Flynn in talks to testify before Congress, seeking 'assurances against unfair prosecution'

Flynn resigned as national security adviser.

The news comes as the House and Senate intelligence committees investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged contacts between the Trump campaign and possible Russian officials.

"General Flynn has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit," said Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner.

Kelner confirmed that the "discussions have taken place" but would not comment on the details.

"Notwithstanding his life of national service, the media are awash with unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him," Kelner said. "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."

The White House did not immediately comment.

"I think it's really a sad thing he was treated so badly," Trump said, calling Flynn a "wonderful man."

Senate committee leaders have previously said that they may call on Flynn to testify before the committee.

Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with the ambassador before the inauguration.