Mike Flynn Faces "Legal Jeopardy" For Reportedly Lying To FBI

Tyler Durden's picture

Anonymous intelligence officials claim that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's denial to The FBI in an interview last month that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador is a lie and contradicts the contents of intercepted communications they have collected.

The Washington Post then gleefully suggests once again, this potentially puts Flynn in legal jeopardy.

As we detailed two days ago, 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 that was followed last night by The FBI confirming they will not be pursuing a case against Flynn who they said he was "cooperative and truthful."

And President Trump called Flynn a "fine person" and said he did nothing wrong today...

And so, clearly, upset intelligence officials - having not got there full pound of flesh from Flynn's resignation, or perhaps now having Trump on the record as saying he did no wrong - decided to dredge back up the allegations that some Washington Post sources have been told Flynn denied sanctions discussions to The FBI and other (or the same) Washington Post sources claim the actual intercepted transcripts how he did discuss sanctions.

Senior Justice and intelligence officials who have reviewed the phone call thought Flynn’s statements to Kislyak were inappropriate, if not illegal, because he suggested that the Kremlin could expect a reprieve from the sanctions.

 

At the same time, officials knew that seeking to build a case against Flynn for violating an obscure 1799 statute known as the Logan Act — which bars private citizens from interfering in diplomatic disputes — would be legally and political daunting.

 

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 bottom line appears to be that yet another 'leak' has occurred (from the FBI interview) and soft-coup-creating intelligence officials want to ensure (with the help of The Washington Post) that this story stays front and center.

We note that given the FBI has already 'cleared' Flynn, the only possible path for escalation from here by the deep state, is to leak the actual recorded calls to the press, thus "proving" Flynn lied.

Finally, and as we said two days ago when this story first surfaced, it is oddly convenient that the FBI had no problem letting Hillary Clinton off the hook despite numerous documented attempts to hide the truth, while it increasingly appears that Flynn may not be so lucky.

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DirtySanchez's picture

This is all HORSESHIT!!!

 

Believe nothing until you see it on Wikileaks.

 

We don't read or hear "news" ever.

 

We simply are fed propaganda.

Pinto Currency's picture

BOYCOTT AMAZON.COM to send a message to Bezos about his games using WAPO to spread false information.

Bay of Pigs's picture

WaPo is complete dogshit these days.

Completely untrustworthy.

SWRichmond's picture

Anonymous intelligence sources...JHFC.  Who cares what people whisper from the shadows?  Come out into the light or Fuck you.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Just my opinion, but I think those transcripts probably don't have much damning evidence in them, otherwise they'd have been 'leaked' already.

I suppose the possibility always exists that whoever is leaking this is holding them to release them just when trump has good news, to drown out reports of them. Kinda like the Clinton campaign sitting on the access Hollywood tape until the podesta emails showed up.

Oldwood's picture

If the transcript was actually damaging they would have already leaked it. By implying without proof, they perceive they are maximizing their damage ansd as they have already exposed their liability for doing the leaking, they would have no reason to hold back.

At this late date, if we were to see an actual transcript appear that was in anyway damning, we can bet it is forged, because as I say, if they had real proof they would have already used it, and as our "intelligence agencies" are the one and only source, they become irrefutable. Unless Flynn actually recorded his own conversations, there will be no other evidence from which to defend himself. This FAKE evidence will be proof of their desperation, and it is not just desperation due to their agenda, but this otherwise unfruitful leak will ultimately damage their own credibility if Trump can redirect the attention to the leakers rather than Flynn/Trump. They started this fire and unless they can build it to such proportions that the damage and chaos is so large as to make people forget about who actually started it, heads...THEIR heads, will roll.

SafelyGraze's picture

dear Flynn:

start confessing random crap about comet pizza. 

the press will eat it up.

really.

because suddenly they will be horrified about all that stuff you might have done.

good luck,
the podestas 

wren's picture

Fake news makes more money for the MSM than real news. If people stopped believing the BS, oh wait, you can't fix stupid.

wanglee's picture

Not only democrats rigged Primary to elect Clinton as presidential candidate last year even though she has poor judgement (violating government cyber security policy) and is incompetent (her email server was not secured) when she was the Secretary of State, and was revealed to be corrupt by Bernie Sanders during the Primary, but also democrats encourage illegal immigration, discourage work, and “conned” young voters with free college/food/housing/health care/Obama phone.

However middle/working class used their common senses voting against Clinton last November. Although I have not been a republican and didn’t vote in primary but I voted for Trump and those Republicans who supported Trump in last November since I am not impressed with the “integrity” and “judgement” of democrats, Anti-Trump protesters, and media who donated/endorsed Clinton during presidential election and they’ll work for globalist, the super rich, who moved jobs overseas for cheap labor and demanded middle/working class to pay tax to support welfare for illegal aliens and refugees who will be globalist’s voters.

Cashing in: Illegal immigrants get $1,261 more welfare than American families, $5,692 vs. $4,431 (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cashing-in-illegal-immigrants-get-1261...)
DEA Report Shows Infiltration of Mexican Drug Cartels in Sanctuary Cities (http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/09/08/dea-report-shows-infiltration-...)
Welfare Discourages Work(http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/27/the-science-is-settle...)
Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders's “Free College” Tuition Plan Is All a Lie (http://www.teenvogue.com/story/clinton-says-sanders-free-tuition-wont-wo...
UC Berkeley Chancellor: Hillary Clinton ‘Free’ College Tuition Plan Won’t Happen (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/30/uc-berkeley-chancello...)
Bill Clinton Impeachment Chief Investigator: I’m ‘Terrified’ of Hillary because we know that there were “People” who “Disappeared” (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/30/exclusive-bil...)
Former FBI Asst. Director Accuses Clintons Of Being A "Crime Family" (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-30/former-fbi-asst-director-accuse...)
FBI boss Comey's 7 most damning lines on Clinton (http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/politics/fbi-clinton-email-server-comey-da...).
Aides claiming she “could not use a computer,” and didn’t know her email password– New FBI docs (https://www.rt.com/usa/360528-obama-implicated-clinton-email/).
23 Shocking Revelations From The FBI’s Clinton Email Report (http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/02/23-shocking-revelations-from-the-fbis-...)
DOJ grants immunity to ex-Clinton staffer who set up email server (http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/02/politics/hillary-clinton-email-server-just...)
Former House Intelligence Chairman: I’m ‘100 Percent’ Sure Hillary’s Server Was Hacked (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/06/former-house-...)
Exclusive — Gen. Mike Flynn: Hillary Clinton’s Email Setup Was ‘Unbelievable Active Criminal Behavior’ (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/06/exclusive-gen...)
Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials (http://nypost.com/2016/11/06/clinton-directed-her-maid-to-print-out-clas...)
Obama lied to the American people about his secret communications with Clinton(http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/president-barack-obama-hillary-email-...)
Former U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft: FBI didn’t ‘clear’ Clinton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFYQ3Cdp0zQ)
When the Clintons Loved Russia Enough to Sell Them Our Uranium (http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/25/flashback-cli...)
Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation Chatter with State Dept on Uranium Deal with Russia (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/08/wikileaks-putting-on-...)
Russian officials donated $$$ to Clinton Foundation for Russian military research (http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/12/16/schweizer-insecure-left-wants-...)
HILLARY CAMPAIGN CHIEF LINKED TO MONEY-LAUNDERING IN RUSSIA (HTTP://WWW.WND.COM/2016/10/HILLARY-CAMPAIGN-CHIEF-LINKED-TO-MONEY-LAUNDE...)
The largest source of Trump campaign funds is small donors giving under $200 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-self-fund_us_57fd4556e4...)
How mega-donors helped raise $1 billion for Hillary Clinton (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-mega-donors-helped-raise-1-b...)
Final newspaper endorsement count: Clinton 57, Trump 2 (http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/304606-final-news...)
Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash (https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/10/17/20330/journalists-shower-hill...)

beemasters's picture

What's exactly in 'the contents of intercepted communications' ??? The suspense is killing me.

Oldwood's picture

"We won the election, and while Obama has imposed these sanctions expelling your people from our country, please don't do anything rash until we have had a chance to take office and talk".

Sounds like criminal intent to me.

The whole fucking thing is absurd. I'm trying to imagine WHAT Flynn could have possibly said that would have undercut Obama's authority, unless he was simply trying to prevent a war that Obama wanted. If that is the case, then all we need to prosecute Flynn is for Obama and Hillary to come out in public and testify that they INDEED wanted to start a war with Russia before Trump could take office and Trump/Flynn's actions prevented it.

Easy peasy.

There is nothIng about this mess that does not STINK of corruption and the direct desire to usurp the election and Trump's presidency....BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.

SWRichmond's picture

Anonymous intelligence sources...JHFC.  Who cares what people whisper from the shadows?  Come out into the light or Fuck you.

PS My respect for Zerohedge is diminshing.  The media frenzy benefits no one except the media.

Bastiat's picture

As soon as I saw those words in the lead sentence I was clenching my jaw. 

Oldwood's picture

They are anonymous....but credible....RIGHT!

They are anonymous because they are breaking the law.

They are anonymous because they have no actual proof that might be used to excuse their lawbreaking.

They are anonymous because intelligence agencies are GOD. They are the arbiters of truth as only THEY have access to OUR data. If they say "Oldwood, we have PROOF that you are a spy", Oldwood has SHIT to say about that as I have no proof, I cannot PROVE that I didn't say something, and there is no "credible" source for "alternate facts".

They have us by the balls and if we fail to fight back now, Orwell will have written our epilogue.

Lone_Star's picture

I'm beginning to think that it is the only way to go.

Chris Dakota's picture

Bezos is a PIG, boycott Amazon!

chunga's picture

I did, but FYI jet dot com sucks too. I got a "Letter from the President" the other day celebrating diversity about everything and everyone, which I took to mean he hates Trump. I clicked unsubscribe and added them to the shit list.

Vullsain's picture

 

Bannon and the Trump administration was and is fully aware of the scale and enormity of the opposition that they face. From the Leftist elites and MSM to the Identity Politics Herd and the Deep State. The showdown between Trump and the CIA and the NeoCons has just had its Fort Sumner moment. The CIA struck from their anonymous swamp, but have opened themselves to a Congressional Inquiry and FBI investigation. Sh*ts about to get real. They have been caught red handed selectively leaking for partisan motives. Banana Republic Tactics. Flynn had to step aside for the story to move on to the next phase, he understands this. Congressional Republicans now must pave the way for Sessions to call for a Grand Jury Indictment, and with the help of the FBI and Patriots in the CIA the Traitorous Globalist Scum will meet their Waterloo. Get out the Rope.

 

 

Chupacabra-322's picture

It's open, in your face Criminality of Epic proportions. The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. & its Vermin Moinions are beyond "Corruption."

It's those Select Highly Compartmentalized Criminal Pure Evil Rogue Elements at the Deep State Top that have had control since the JFK Execution that have entrenched themselves for decades & refuse to relinquish Control.

The 17 Intel "Agencies", its infrastructure, contractors & sub contractors need to be dismantled. Beginning & not ending with the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopaths at the

C I A

The Agency is Cancer. Why are we even waiting for them to kill another one of our people to act? There should be no question about the CIA's future in the US.

Dissolved & dishonored. Its members locked away or punished for Treason. Their reputation is so bad and has been for so long, that the fact that you joined them should be enough to justify arrest and Execution for Treason, Crimes Against Humanity & Crimes Against The American People.

What people don't understand is, that the Russian PsyOp / False Narrative Script by the Deep State & Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Psychopath Hillary Clinton Globalist was the game plan all long.

Win, stolen or lost. They were going & are going "all in" with the PsyOp, Scripted False Narrative of Russia hacking the Elections / Russia / Putin / Trump Propaganda gone full retard via the Deep States Opeatives in the Presstitute Media.

The future meeting between the Two Super Powers will be Epic. The Diplomacy which will Prevail out of those meetings will be a fresh breath of air to the World.

And, final Death Blows to the Pure Evil Criminal Deep State Elite Compartmentalized Hierarchy.

Vullsain's picture

This is an attempt at a Coup of the POTUS. Dangerous and Traitorous. The CIA needs to be Repealed and Replaced and the Traitors imbedded within imprisoned for decades.

 

giorgioorwell's picture

Be careful what you wish for.  I don't think you'll have to wait long until actual transcripts are leaked and/or plenty of other stuff via Wikileaks.

This will be the shortest presidency in history.

Jethro's picture

Wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which one gets filled first.

Oldwood's picture

Are we to believe that our intelligence agencies lack the ability to FAKE any form of communication? If they are allowed to "leak" unabated by legal action, those leaks can be epic in their lies and manipulations, and as we see in our legal system today, national security can allow them to "convict" without EVER producing proof. As they are doing right now through Bezos' mouthpiece, they are indicting Flynn as well as Trump with "suggestions" as to the extent and specifics of "the transcript" with NO PROOF whatsoever. They don't have to show shit, prove shit, only "allege" and leave the rest to the supporting media geese squawking their cacophony warnings of doom.

If those seeking coup do not back off, this will end up with blood in the streets...probably what they are hoping for. They are doing everything they can to motivate people into the streets, into extremist positions attacking Trump, and eventually it WILL lead to large scale violence which police will be forced to respond to or risk allowing it to go viral. Any actions will be cast by the usurpers as oppressive "brown shirt" actions by a fascist regime of Trump.

All I have to figure out now is where to buy a really nice brown shirt.

Fuckem. We can't be afraid of names. It is those names they have used to silence us, to drive us into submission.

No more.

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

Gonna be hard to beat William Henry Harrison

 

President from March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841.

You lose with Trump in 4 days.  Sorry.

1980XLS's picture

Hillary Lied too.

WTF?

 

All the cool swamp creatures are doing it.

Bastiat's picture

How about that pig, Clapper? Open and shut.

chubbar's picture

They need to bring that fucker Clapper in and strap him to a waterboard. That lying cocksucker is probably behind most of this shit.

Also, Trump needs to step up and get a grand jury going on these leaks. Give the head of CIA and NSA 72 hours to come up with names of the traitors or they are fired. Keep going down the list until you find out who it was or you have replace the whole institution.

Nobodys Home's picture

She didn't intend to.

Lying. It's the new *_________* (insert ur fav)

Nobodys Home's picture

How does the Swamp Status Quo (SSQ) define the cool people as opposed to the swamp geeks?

I'd say McCain is either the coolest or the geekiest. He's a hogjowled conundrum!

sgt_doom's picture

FBI on all the warnings, many many hundreds of upcoming 9/11 attacks:

"We should ignore this and concentrate on putting away dangerous criminals like Martha Stewart and Gen. Flynn."

 

FBI on all the emails between radical cleric in Yemen and Maj. Hasan, who would later kill many soldiers at Ft. Hood:

"We should ignore this and concentrate on putting away dangerous criminals like Martha Stewart and Gen. Flynn."

 

FBI on the multiple warnings from Russia about the Tsarnaev brother:

"We should ignore this and concentrate on putting away dangerous criminals like Martha Stewart and Gen. Flynn."

Nobodys Home's picture

I was soooo glad when Martha Stewart was locked up. My ex wife used to watch that cvnt all the time!
I'll kill anyone, anytime that says "It's a good thing."

Nobodys Home's picture

That's why 80% of America is fat and stupid.

DosZap's picture

This is being reported as all lies, he did not lie to the FBI a conversation with the Russian diplomat was very short. Just one more way to slow down and stop Trump.

WillyGroper's picture

deep state war thread disapeared quickly.

Nobodys Home's picture

It's getting serious. It just went underground that's all. We're all still here :)

barysenter's picture

Witch hunting pedophile traitors are all going to burn real soon.

 

SgtSchultz's picture

Seems like its always a good idea to let your lawyer talk for you and never say anything directly when being questioned.  This is worth every one of its 46 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-7o9xYp7eE

 

Nobodys Home's picture

Good advice. Most people learn that AFTER their first arrest.
Vould you like sum Schtrudel?

Normalcy Bias's picture

Trump needs to go on offense and play HARDBALL, now.

chunga's picture

Anonymous intelligence officials claim Anthony Weiner's laptop contained Honest Hill'rey's yoga lessons and recipes!

Bastiat's picture

Hillary was passionate about yoga and recipes, especially for pizza.

Nobodys Home's picture

I hear she has a great Haitian pizza recipe.

HRClinton's picture

Of course he needs to go on offense. But he won't.

Instead, he keeps talking and tweeting, while the Purple Revolution and Purple Coup are marching going on.

His inaction makes it blatantly obvious, that you lack real "POTUS balls".  His Yanukovich and Maidan Square moment is nearing.

Keep covering for him and keep rationalizing his inaction.  Keep deluding yourselves, Deplorables.  Resort to impotent ad hominems, instead of potent action.

Nobodys Home's picture

It's coming Hilliary honey. Don't you worry your Parkinson's riddled, angry, hysterical little purple head over it. It's coming.
Just take care of yourself you evil, sick fuck.
You'll be purple soon enough.

RagaMuffin's picture

Wikileaks publishes, the Washington Post alleges....... Wikileaks is free. WAPO is not. Got to wonder who would pay to be lied to?

Nobodys Home's picture

My deceased mother thought that buying magazines gave you better odds of winning The Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.............................................

Jethro's picture

So....it begs the question. Is Hillary also in trouble for lying to the FBI?

aliens is here's picture

Anonymous intelligence officals said Obama is a fag.