Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that there are “a lot of mysteries” surrounding Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation.
Where Flynn erred was lying to Vice President Mike Pence about speaking with the Russian ambassador, Krauthammer argued, it was not the actual conversation itself that was the problem.
“It’s because he lied about something material to the vice president of the United States—left him hanging, telling a lie in public. You cannot do that,” he said. “Now I’ve maintained from the beginning this is a cover up without a crime. There is nothing wrong with an incoming national security adviser talking with the Russians, talking about sanctions with the Russians. It’s not illegal, it’s not improper. But you can’t lie to the vice president about it.”