A report Thursday evening about Mike Flynn looking to strike a deal with congressional intelligence committees to testify in exchange for immunity strikes a potentially awkward contrast to comments he made about President Trump's presidential rival Hillary Clinton during the heat of the election.

Speaking with NBC's Chuck Todd in September, Flynn, then an adviser the Trump campaign, questioned the innocence of Cheryl Mills and four other former Clinton aides who agreed to testify in exchange for immunity in an FBI investigation into Clinton's unauthorized email server while serving as secretary of state.

Noting an earlier statement by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, about how Clinton wants to make sure there is "no individual should be too big to jail," Flynn said, "That should include people like Hillary Clinton."

"Five people around her have been given immunity, to include her former chief of staff. When you are given immunity, that means you have probably committed a crime," he added. "I don't know how he can sit there and say something like that with all the things that have been going around — just swirling around Hillary Clinton with her e-mails."

During the Republican convention in July, Flynn led chants of "lock her up" during his speech. He also said: "If I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail."

Flynn later became a national security adviser for the Trump administration but resigned in February in response to the controversy about how he misled the administration about his communications with a Russian envoy.