(RightWingAmericans.com)- During an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden changed his story about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn once again.
Biden told O’Donnell that he wasn’t aware of any “criminal investigation” into then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before he left office in January 2017. Just a couple of days earlier, however, he told Good Morning American on ABC that he did know that Obama administration appointees “had asked for an investigation into Flynn.”
Biden changed his mind about whether he knew about the investigation during that same interview on Tuesday, immediately reversing his claim that he knew nothing about it as soon as the interviewer challenged him.
Is he forgetful or is he…lying?
On Wednesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell revealed a list of Obama administration officials who had called for an investigation into Flynn. Biden’s name was included in that list of people who had asked for Flynn to be “unmasked” in intelligence reports, effectively admitting that an investigation was taking place.
If you haven’t been following the story closely, Michael Flynn was recently exonerated by the Department of Justice after new evidence revealed how FBI officials purposely tried to entrap Flynn. The prosecution and Obama appointees worked to get Flynn to admit to something he didn’t do, seemingly in an attempt to prove that Donald Trump and his campaign had colluded with the Russians. When they didn’t.
On Thursday, O’Donnell asked Biden, “Mr. Vice President, what was your involvement in the investigation of Michael Flynn and the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn?”
This is where Biden changed his mind again.
“I was never a part, or had any knowledge, of any criminal investigation into Flynn while I was in office, period. Not one single time.”
It’s amazing how politicians can say two entirely different things in such quick succession, isn’t it?
In normal circumstances, where the journalists want the full story, they would have probably asked a follow-up question but in this instance O’Donnell didn’t. The topics quickly moved on and Biden seemed to have just gotten away with it.