This major revelation raises serious questions about why Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Flynn with lying to the FBI despite the former head of that bureau telling lawmakers that Flynn never lied to them.
Flynn was charged with for lying to the FBI about two telephone conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in late December 2016.
On Jan. 24, 2017, Comey dispatched agents to the White House to speak with Flynn about whether he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence or anyone else about the contents of those phone calls.
After Democrats in Congress selectively leaked parts of Flynn’s phone call transcripts with Kislyak to the media to fuel the Russia collusion theories, Comey spoke privately with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
According to two sources who spoke with the Washington Examiner’s Byron York, Comey told lawmakers the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe he ever lied to them about his phone calls with Kislyak.
The agents, including Comey, left the Jan. 24 interview confident Flynn wouldn’t be charged with a crime and that he never divulged classified information to the Russians.
So why did Mueller charge Flynn with lying to the FBI nine months later?
Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI from his Jan. 24 interview. So what happened between the time Comey told lawmakers that Flynn never lied and Flynn pleading guilty to just that several months later?
Some have argued that Mueller found something minor and threatened to charge Flynn with numerous crimes. The goal, as some argue, was to flip the former White House adviser, and use him to reveal information about the White House and Trump administration.
Flynn was a national security adviser to the president of the United States. Speaking with foreign nations, including Russia, is part of his job description. Why is Mueller treating that as illegal?
In York’s article, he notes that sources said there was nothing in Flynn’s phone call transcripts that confirmed he colluded with the Russians.
As many await more information about this mysterious situation, several top lawmakers are warning that Mueller’s holding bogus charges against Flynn to force him to participate in his Russia investigation.
After nearly a year of leading his probe, Mueller has not found a shred of evidence proving Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians.
Source: Washington Examiner