Flynn denied to FBI he talked sanctions with Russia

Posted by | February 16, 2017 17:48 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

It’s looking worse than Watergate already:

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said.

The Jan. 24 interview potentially puts Flynn in legal jeopardy, as lying to the FBI is a felony, but any decision to prosecute would ultimately lie with the Justice Department. Some officials said bringing a case could prove difficult in part because Flynn may attempt to parse the definition of sanctions.

A spokesman for Flynn said he had no response. The FBI declined to comment.

Flynn spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak following Trump’s election, and denied for weeks that the December conversation involved sanctions the Obama administration imposed on Russia in response to its meddling in the U.S. election. In a recent interview with the Daily Caller, Flynn said he didn’t discuss “sanctions” but did discuss the Obama administration’s expulsion of 35 Russians it said were “intelligence operatives.” The move was part of the sanctions package announced on Dec. 29.

Bank on this: “Flynnghazi” has just begun.

Also note that for the last several days, the big stories from WaPo and the NY Times have dropped in the evening. This one dropped in the afternoon, and may overshadow Trump’s truly bizarre “Festivus” news conference on the evening news.

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7 responses to Flynn denied to FBI he talked sanctions with Russia

  1. StoneyCurtisll February 16th, 2017 at 19:00

    Secessions and Comey are both republicans…
    Don’t hold your breath for charges to be filed against Flynn.

    • robert February 16th, 2017 at 22:22

      Comey has been thrown under the bus at least twice by the gop which proves they don’t mind eating their own when overwhelming evidence is on the table

      • granpa.usthai February 17th, 2017 at 00:38

        comey is a low life lying racist POS!

        nothing but a republican hack job (at very expensive taxpayer’s expense).

        I’d trust the DPRK Secret Police over this lying dirtbag any day of the week.

        • robert February 17th, 2017 at 11:26

          It’s really sad and telling at the same time when both parties don’t trust the top guy at the FBI yet the trumpster rolls with him because he has bigger fish to fry

  2. robert February 16th, 2017 at 22:18

    I’m waiting for the announcement when Flynn’s passport has been revoked. Then then the party starts

  3. granpa.usthai February 17th, 2017 at 00:36

    MSM is now trying to ‘float’ the flynn traitorous acts down as softly as possible. Having to prove intent when out and out LYING – caught on RECORD?

    trump’s whole team is in on it, including the orange blob himself.

    go with what’s on the recordings, let him have his day in court.

    just be sure to let the people know the entire content, or is it going to be a hush hush secret type BS COVERUP like Iran-Contra?

  4. William February 17th, 2017 at 10:40

    Remember. Martha Stewart went to jail for lying to the FBI about an investment.

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