Biden says he was aware of Obama administration’s investigation of Flynn

by Peter Heck · May 12th, 2020 11:54 am

During an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America, former Vice President Joe Biden at first denied, then acknowledged, his familiarity with the Obama's administration's efforts to investigate former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

After Stephanopoulos asked the presumptive Democratic nominee for president what he knew about those efforts and if there was anything nefarious about them, Biden denied any knowledge of it.

"I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn," Biden said.

Moments later as Stephanopoulos pressed, Biden apologized for misunderstanding the original question and corrected himself.

"No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted," Biden said. "I'm sorry...I was aware that there was — that they asked for an investigation, but that's all I know about it, and I don't think anything else ..."

New questions have arisen about the Obama administration's role in investigating the former Trump national security advisor as to whether he was involved in colluding with Russia in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

At the heart of those questions is an email sent by Flynn's predecessor, Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, to herself on the day of President Trump's inauguration. It details a previous Oval Office meeting attended by key Obama administration officials, including Biden, discussing the Flynn investigation.


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