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.
Uh oh! Lying to the FBI is kind of a no no.
So now apparently this paragon of virtue, at least that is how he was advertised to the media, has now been caught lying to the Vice President and to the FBI.
Of course considering the administration that he was going to be working with, I almost think that the ability to lie, and lie well, is a prerequisite.
And let's face it with Trump now putting his own people in place, and Comey still leading the FBI, Flynn will absolutely face NO charges for this.
In fact the FBI is already saying as much.
Courtesy of CNN:
The FBI is not expected to pursue any charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn regarding a phone call with Russia's ambassador, barring new information that changes what they know, law enforcement officials told CNN Thursday.
Flynn initially told investigators sanctions were not discussed. But FBI agents challenged him, asking if he was certain that was his answer. He said he didn't remember.
The FBI interviewers believed Flynn was cooperative and provided truthful answers. Although Flynn didn't remember all of what he talked about, they don't believe he was intentionally misleading them, the officials say.
So you can see that since this story broke the FBI is already starting to provide cover.
How could Flynn, a trained military officer with an intelligence background, "not remember" talking to the Russians about sanctions?
That's bullshit, and if this was not Trump's guy he would indeed be facing charges.