Flynn lied to the FBI, said he didn’t discuss sanctions with Russian ambassador
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn better have a good lawyer, because lying to the FBI is more than frowned upon. It could result in felony charges.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Flynn lied to the feds during his January 24 interview when he claimed he did not discuss reversing sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak prior to Trump’s inauguration. Several government officials, however, have read transcripts of calls between Flynn and Kislyak, which, according to nine sources that spoke to WaPo, directly contradict Flynn’s claim.
In addition to facing possible charges related to making false statements and obstruction of justice, Flynn may have violated the Logan Act, a body of law that prohibits private citizens from conducting foreign diplomacy on behalf of the United States.
The responsibility to bring felony charges against Flynn lies with the Department of Justice. Lawmakers are calling for newly sworn-in U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump loyalist, to be recused from the case.
An investigation on the Trump administration’s ties to Russia is ongoing within several government law enforcement agencies as well as the Senate Intelligence Committee.
[Washington Post | Photo: Getty]