Disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn is facing some serious new legal issues for “lying to the FBI, and intelligence agencies on his disclosure forms, as well as other serious falsehoods.”
As a result, it is putting him into some serious legal jeopardy, Senator Richard Blumenthal told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on “The Last Word.”
Due to the seriousness of the allegations, which could include 5 years in prison for each violation, Blumenthal says Flynn is going to flip on President Donald Trump if he hasn’t already with the FBI.
But, Senator Whitehouse of the Intel Committee says signs already show that Flynn has been cooperating with the FBI ‘for some time’ now. Whitehouse made the comment to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and said that he had compelling evidence.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 20, 2017
Eliot Engel, the ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Elijah Cumming, the ranking member on Oversight and Government Reform, both released a very damning statement on Flynn, detailing Flynn’s alleged crimes.
Whitehouse along with Blumenthal say it’s for these reasons Flynn’s testimony against Trump will be forthcoming if it hasn’t already been made.
“One of the more talkative people in Trumpland has gone absolutely dead silent,” Whitehouse said, “and that’s what prosecutors strongly encourage cooperating witnesses to do.”
He went on:
“It could be a huge deal, because who knows what Trump has said to him, both during the campaign and during the early days of the presidency. Apparently trump has been in touch with him after his firing from the White House to tell him to stay strong, which, in some circumstances, could be looked at as manipulation of a witness or obstruction of justice.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 20, 2017