Fox News’ Bret Baier: Why Did Michael Flynn Lie in the First Place?


Fox News’ Bret Baier tonight, as he went through Robert Mueller‘s response to Michael Flynn, raised the question of why the former national security advisor lied in his FBI interview in the first place.

Mueller wrote in his response that the circumstances surrounding Flynn’s interview are not mitigating because he just lied and he should have known that was not something he should have done.

“Here’s what I don’t understand and I never understood,” Baier said. “Michael Flynn, as general, as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, knew that the Russian ambassador’s phone calls were taped and listened to and transcribed. He knew that. So when he’s talking to him, of course he knows that someone is listening somewhere. Why would he lie about what he told the Russian ambassador?”

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway said the documents released today actually raised more questions about the circumstances of the interview.

Baier noted how Flynn was ultimately fired for lying, and USA Today‘s Susan Page pointed to Flynn’s argument was that he wasn’t warned about lying.

Baier again noted, “He’s the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He knows sitting down with federal agents that you gotta tell the truth.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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