FBI Reportedly Will Not Pursue Charges Against "Cooperative And Truthful" Mike Flynn

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Amid a day of condemnations and escalating supposition - if authorities conclude that Mr. Flynn knowingly lied to the F.B.I., "it could expose him to a felony charge" - it appears the Flynn story may be about to fade from the news cycle. Exposing The New York Times' "alternative facts" about Flynn, CNN's Jim Sciutto reports The FBI is not expected to pursue charges against Michael Flynn.

Earlier today, media reports hit that FBI agents interviewed Michael Flynn when he was national security adviser in the first days of the Trump administration about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

While it is not clear what he said in his interview, the FBI now adds that investigators "believed that Mr. Flynn was not entirely forthcoming, the officials said." That avenue raises the stakes of what so far has been a political scandal that cost Mr. Flynn his job, and which Sean Spicer explained today was merely a matter of Trump "losing trust" in his Security advisor, because if authorities conclude that Mr. Flynn knowingly lied to the F.B.I., "it could expose him to a felony charge", even though some have questioned how an illegally obtained transcript of his phone conversation could be admissable as evidence in a court of law.

But now, CNN's Jim Sciutto reports,

And even more disappointingly for those calling for his head...

Seems fair, The FBI had no problem letting Hillary Clinton off the hook despite numerous attempts to hide the truth.. and from what it seems now, Flynn didn't even do that.

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HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) Feb 15, 2017 10:02 PM

General Flynn is a patriot and was doing his job. Unlike the people that leaked what he said. Those assholes are traitors and need to be locked up.

synergize's picture

Flynn, Clinton, and Trump all deserve to be jailed.  Whole system is rotten

NoPension's picture

It's not up to the FBI to "press" charges, as CNN was streaming earlier.

Comey's action aside, it's the attorney general. And that ain't gonna happen.

DosZap's picture

BINGO WE GOT OUR OWN " LORETTA LYNCH".

yogibear's picture

"Damage done in the last 16 years maybe irreversible."

Very true.

The swamp has too many creatures and is too large to drain.

Trump better watch out because the swamp creatures are out to get him.

Their forcing Trump to play their game where they can win. He needs to stop plaing their game. 

Stop talking to CNN and the rest of the swamp's mouth pieces.

Creative_Destruct's picture

This is true. The FBI investigates and recommends, the AG makes the call. But here in this story at least is an indication that the FBI's investigation is not turning up any thing prosecutable with regards to not being truthful, much less to the wild extreme accusation of treason and collusion with the Russians.

Wild, extreme EXTRAORDINARY accusations of treason and collusion with an adversarial foreign power require EXTRAORDINARY proof.

SO IF Flynn said something damning on the NSA recordings, why haven't they been leaked?? 

The most plausible answer there is NOTHING damning on the recordings. This is most likely a Deep State smear. If it wasn't, they'd leak the evidence OR, better yet to maintain the chain of evidence, give it to the FBI. And IF the FBI has it, they are not indicating action to prosecute.

They HATE TRUMP and are trying to bring him down politically. Jail? At this point, based on the flow of events, most likely NOT.

This SMELLS like DEEP Deep State BULLSHIT. A political hit-job, pure and simple, UNLESS substantive evidence is obtained.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Hold your breath until it happens.

WeedMan's picture

Hillary Clinton is a patriot and was doing her job. Unlike the people that leaked her email. Those assholes are traitors and need to be locked up.

I hope you see the point that all of you, left and right, are all wacked in the head!

BigCumulusClouds's picture

Well if what Hillary said is true, that the Ruskies did it, then that can't be treason now can it?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

Well if what Hillary said is true,

...it would be the first time she ever did that.

land_of_the_few's picture

Now, about those people who made up allll the Russia BS and foolishly promoted it just because they wanted to damage Trump regardless of any international security considerations. Some were Dem officials *still in their US Govt posts* that were letting themselves be directed by a foreign power (Ukraine) *during an election*. Some of those officials or party hacks (the Chalupa ladies) were dual-passport or recent immigrants from the state doing the influencing. Some RINO officials  took up the same baton from those foreign-influenced Dems. All were being "steered" (some knowingly) by officials in a foreign country that currently is in the middle of a sectarian civil war that those same officials were promoting. There are words to name that kind of activity. I sure hope they had time already to enjoy any kickbacks from it.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

see Robert Parry (Consortium News) on Flynn's *transgressions". Just to let you know: there are none.

DosZap's picture

What is clear whatever Flynn's convo was ain't Nu ya business you 2 bit whores.

doomchild's picture

I think the liberal scum should go after Gen Flynn some more. No disrespect to him. There will be no evidence of any wrong doing. They will simply continue baying for his blood. It will serve to show what kind of dishonest blood thirsty scumbags they are. Last July Gen. Flynn mentioned in a speech that if he did just 1/10 of what HRC had done he would be in jail for years. That turned out to be quite a prophecy. 

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

yes, he is being made a scapegoat.

doomchild's picture

Maybe this is an opportunity to find out who has been leaking information to the fake news org CNN. 

Cman5000's picture

My guess it's someone on one of the intel committee's up on the hill or hold over Obama clowns in NSA or FBI. Same goes for the State Dept Leaks. 

ISEEIT's picture

OUTRAGEOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE!!!

The trump regime must be destroyed!!!

 

FORWARD!!

Arrow4Truth's picture

Just go back to your corner and weep, little one. lol

AtATrESICI's picture

This is all just bullshit. He was in contact. BUT nothing. TURMOIL TURMOIL TURMOIL this is the game.

LetThemEatRand's picture

The last thing the FBI wants is judicial scrutiny over why they taped Flynn's calls in the first place.  So even if he did "lie to the FBI", it would cost them too much to do anything about it.

Speaking of which, it has always struck me as insane (in a police state kind of way) that someone can commit a felony simply by lying to law enforcement, especially in a situation like this where the alleged lie was at most him trying to cover up a mistake that could cost him his job, not a criminal act.

ISEEIT's picture

That cat is already out of the bag. Info has been released. I think it's the Greenwald/Intercept or the chick with daily beast/Bloomberg.

Grandad Grumps's picture

5th amendment. Did they read him his miranda rights first?

MrPalladium's picture

If the FBI ever comes knocking on your door and asks a question the only answer is "Do I look like Martha Stewart?"

Never talk to an FBI agent. Even a mistake or fact error can put you in jail for 5 years.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Never talk to the police period.

Even if you think you are innocent.

Even if you are innocent.

There is no such thing as an off the record conversation.

frank further's picture

Flynn has put himself, even as a general, in harm's way in the fight against terrorism  How many of the pundits, "officials," and insider elites have ever even worn the uniform?

May the traitoris, draft-dodging, obnoxious monkey Orange Jesus burn in hell!  Along with his cabinet and advisors.  F'in coward.  Trump, "you're fired!"

Grandad Grumps's picture

Terrorism seems to be much more from within than without. I see no evidence of Flynn fighting the REAL terrorists.

ebworthen's picture

Witch hunt.

Trump should have told them all to fuck off.

Prosecute and jail the leakers from the "Intelligence" Community.

Shadow illegitimate corrupt .gov of Hussein Obama and the lefty lackeys undermining the electorate.

Versailles 1789.

Hang 'em high!

(roll heads!)

Grandad Grumps's picture

Or just end all of the secrets and put them ALL out of business.

ISEEIT's picture

This crap theater is so boring...

I think I'll go watch some 'Dumb and Dumber'.

At least that shitshow was funny.

Arrow4Truth's picture

Funny only if you're dumber.

cbxer55's picture

He just proves what watching the TeeVee does to people, DUMBS THEM DOWN!

Grandad Grumps's picture

The FBI never interviewed Hillary and she is guilty of much more, including treasonous violations of Article 1, Section 9 of the US Constitution.

johnwburns's picture

Flush out the whole food chain on the illegal taps and prosecute accordingly. Reinstate Flynn with a reprimand. They didn't drop it because they're nice, they dropped it because they or somebody higher up has exposure. 

dogismycopilot's picture

I nominate you to replace Rince Preibus who clearly doesn't have a fucking clue as to what he is doing. 

Rince Preibus is a Judas Goat. 

Dilluminati's picture

If there are no charges the Flyn should sue the media for slander, if he broke the law he should be charged, if this is because that criminal CUNT Hillary was not charged then both should go to jail.  If there are no charges then the leaker should rot in prison.

too many fucking games going on and when Trump visits PA like Melbourne I'll be there chanting:

Lock them UP!

Lock them UP!

Lock them UP!

too bad FL is so far away.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM 

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/register/melbourne-fl-2017/

But I'm like lets have the snowflakes show up, get arrested by Secret Service and chant:

Lock HER UP!

Lock HER UP!

Lock HER UP!



DirtySanchez's picture

General Flynn should sit down and speak with Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald.
They should discuss the deep state and its inherent dangers.

The lesson for all of us is to conduct yourself as if you are being recorded at all times.

cbxer55's picture

We are being recorded. Every word we say on the phone, every text message we send. Someone is listening or reading them besides the intended.

JSBach1's picture

Better yet, impose upon our elected officials that we shall not accept the idea we should fear our conversations being recorded or used in judicial proceedings, and thus laws must be passed which prohibit this ability.

Archibald Buttle's picture

if you could only explain to a "typical voter" (i.e. potential juror) the whole concept of jury nullification, in the form of a slogan, tweet or bumper sticker. it might get somebody's attention, eventually.

shimmy's picture

This moronic Russian boogeymen hysteria is surreal and it's probably going to sink the entire country. Congrats to the dumbocrats, neocons and full on libtards for that. You are going to ruin your entire country simply because some corrupt cunt you wanted to win didn't win. 

BigCumulusClouds's picture

The FBI can't pursue charges for listening in on his conversations without a warrant.