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.
But remember, there's nothing to investigate, and most likely AG Jeff Sessions won't lift a finger. Neither will any other Republicans choose to do so.
Less than a month and we already have what, like a half-dozen government-breaking scandals piling up? Besides Russian, there's Trump's China pay-for-play, the Cabinet of Billionaires, Sessions is worth one by himself, frankly. Conway and Spicer are still employed, and of course the Muslim ban.
This is a disaster full of con artists, crooks, and criminals. And nobody will do a thing about it, it seems.