An interesting and rather confusing story has recently emerged surrounding Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, and his guilty plea of making false statements to the FBI during a Jan. 24, 2017 meeting at the White House. This meeting prompted a Washington Post story which reported that the “interview potentially puts Flynn in legal jeopardy,” because “lying to the FBI is a felony offense.” The following month, former FBI Director James Comey was questioned by Congress as to whether the report was accurate on Flynn having lied. Comey assured lawmakers that the two FBI agents who questioned Flynn believed that he had been honest and forthcoming and had not lied to them, nor did they believe any possible inaccuracies on his part to be intentional. Sources claim that after receiving Comey’s answer lawmakers came away with the understanding that Flynn would not be charged with a crime pertaining to that Jan. 24 interview.
Nine months later and Robert Mueller’s Trump/Russia special investigation charges Flynn with lying to the FBI, to which he pleads guilty. What’s going on here?
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