Report: In FBI interview Michael Flynn denied he talked sanctions with Russia

Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that days after President Trump took office, former national security adviser Michael Flynn was interviewed by the FBI about his talks with the Russian ambassador.

The New York Times, noted, based on information from inside sources, while it wasn't "clear what he said in his F.B.I. interview, investigators believed that Mr. Flynn was not entirely forthcoming."

On Thursday, the Washington Post revealed more specific details, noting, "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."

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Michael Flynn has resigned as Trump's national security adviser. KEEP SHOWING UP. Our resistance is working! #WhyIResist
Im sad #MichaelFlynn resigned but at the end President Trump did what he had to do and thats says everything.
Flynn's resignation CANNOT be end of the story. Who talked to who? When? Who knew? When? How far up did it go? How much of dossier true?
Well, not even a month in and the first resignation due to scandal, and I doubt it'll be the last.#MICHAELFLYNN
#Flynngate doesn't bode well for @seanspicer. At all.
If @POTUS knew of #MichaelFlynn and #Russia, then we are a country in crisis now.
Brian Williams goes there: "What did [Trump] know and when did he know it?" #flynn
Dear Mike Flynn & Mike Flynn Jr., What goes around COMETS around. And given your pizza obsession... xo Philippe
However welcomed General Flynn's resignation is, remember that President Trump's Russia connections and intentions…

Days after Flynn's interview, on January 26, the Justice Department informed the White House that Flynn could be susceptible to blackmail attempts due to the discrepancies pertaining to what he discussed with the Russian officials.

On Monday, Flynn formally resigned, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer telling journalists during a press briefing, "The evolving and eroding level of trust as a result of this situation and a series of other questionable instances is what led the president to ask General Flynn for his resignation."

While the Washington Post reports that neither the president nor the White House counsel's office suspects he broke any laws, there could be a felony charge if investigators can prove he deliberately lied to the FBI about the conversations.

Despite the controversy and potential legal problems, Flynn has maintained his innocence and instead expressed concern about the "steady stream of leaks" being shared with the media.

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