Brian Kilmeade Defends Mike Flynn’s Lying to FBI: ‘He Thought They Were Talking Among Two Buddies!’
There is a lot going on in this clip.
Dan Bongino appeared on Fox & Friends
At issue is the planned appearance before a Republican-led House investigation committee by former FBI Director James Comey planned for later on Monday, and in particular, the guilty plea of lying to FBI agents by former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn.
Bongino opened by expressing concern as to why the FBI even felt the need to investigate Flynn, neglecting the fact then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates had expressed concern to the Trump administration (and within the DOJ) that the former national security adviser created a “compromise situation” and could have been “blackmailed.”
“We weren’t the only ones that knew all of this,” Yates told a congressional hearing in 2017, referring to the revelation that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about the true content of a December call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. “The Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done. The Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others.” So that’s the reason the FBI was investigating Flynn.
But it was the the comments of co-host Brian Kilmeade who appeared to amplify the sentiment emblazoned by the Fox & Friends chyron that read “FBI ACCUSED OF TRICKING FLYNN INTO CONFESSION.”
Kilmeade offered: “What is the Logan working with the enemy. Did Jane Fonda get that? We saw video of her with the enemy. So, I mean, you’ve got to be kidding you are going after him for this reason?”
In Kilmeade’s purview, it’s absurd that the FBI would investigate legitimate concerns that a senior member of the Executive Branch was working with a foreign agent because actress Jane Fonda wasn’t investigated for her actions during the Vietnam War. Logically, the sitting NSA and a Hollywood actress deserve equal treatment.
The other thing that Kilmeade wanted viewers to keep in mind were details why the FBI felt as though Flynn might not have been lying. “He walked in and shook their hands and felt like one of the guys. He offered them a tour of the White House. He sat down there. He thought they were talking among two buddies. They used that to advantage. He had learned to believe the lies he was telling.”
General Mike Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI a year ago, despite the allegation made by Kilmeade that he “felt like one of the guys.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.
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