Why Did Flynn Lie and Why Did Mueller Charge Him with Lying?

The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation.

The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a crime. But the two conversations that Flynn falsely denied having were not criminal. He may have believed they were criminal but, if he did, he was wrong.

  • Alain

    I have read elsewhere that it is suspected that great financial pressure was put on Flynn to do what he did. Of course all this is pure speculation. Still, it made no sense for him to lie about doing what was not only perfectly legal but the norm.

  • Watchman
  • Sunshine

    He lied to protect Pence who, one week earlier, had stated there had been no contact with the Russians. Pence wasn’t aware of Flynn’s actions.

    If Flynn had been truthful, the MSM would have been all over Pence.
    Please remember the MSM were trying, and are still doing so, to take down anybody valuable to Trump.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Flynn lied, nobody died!

  • mauser 98

    Sessions should never have ‘recused’ himself
    ..did nothing wrong
    Sessions will not go near Clintons

  • Ho Hum

    It was stupid for Flynn to lie to the FBI about something that was not illegal. He should not have even agreed to talk to the FBI about a conversation he had with the Russian Ambassador. That was none of their business and besides that they all ready new what he said thanks to wire-taps. Flynn stupidly walked into a perjury trap.

    Having read the signed confession of Flynn it states that Flynn acted on the instructions of the transition team in contacting the Russian Ambassador to ask that Russia not retaliate against the sanctions placed by Obama. It also states that when the Russian Ambassador phoned back to confirm to Flynn that Russia would not retaliate – Flynn relayed this to the transition team. Why this is important is VP Pence headed up the transition team which means Pence had to know that Flynn talked to the Russians about sanctions and yet Pence claimed on TV that Flynn told him he didn’t speak about sanctions. This doesn’t pass the B.S. meter. I doubt Flynn lied to Pence about his conversation with the Russian Ambassador which was the reason why he was fired.

  • robins111

    Everything I’ve read about this is indicitive of an application of the Reid Interview Technique.

    Basically you get an initial statement. Then pick it apart trying to find a minor inconsistency. Then hector and accuse the person of misleading. Turn up the pressure with insinuations of criminal charges.

    The victim will try to get the interview back on a friendly basis by admitting and attempting to correct, then bang lower the boom as you now have an admission of misleading the interviewer.

    It’s never done on camera or in a taped interview as an ousider would see through the bullshit in a second.

    Courts have condemned it as being tesponsible for numerous false confessions.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The charge and the admission are both made up. Mueller wanted a scalp and threatened Flynn with the complete destruction of his family if he didn’t cop to something. Mueller threatened to go after Flynn’s family and break them all. No citizen can stand up to the limitless power of the government.