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FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN DENIED TO FBI HE DISCUSSED SANCTIONS WITH RUSSIANS

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From the Washington Post: 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.

(*The Washington Post reports the FBI interview date as January 24, however The Hill says it was January 22.)


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/flynn-in-fbi-interview-denied-discussing-sanctions-with-russian-ambassador/2017/02/16/e3e1e16a-f3d5-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?utm_term=.e8c6fabc3cad

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/319993-flynn-denied-to-fbi-discussing-sanctions-with-russian-ambassador


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