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Biden Denies He Knew About Flynn Probe — And Then Changes His Mind

According to the Washington Examiner:

Note that Biden says specifically that he didn’t know about “moves to investigate” Flynn, and then when told that was not true, said he thought he was asked about Flynn being prosecuted.

After first denying he knew anything about the FBI investigation into retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Joe Biden corrected himself when pressed during a Tuesday morning interview.

He changed course after host George Stephanopoulos noted his presence at a high-profile Oval Office meeting in the final days of the Obama administration at which officials discussed intercepted contacts between Flynn and a Russian envoy. Disclosures about that meeting have prompted scrutiny over the former vice president’s role in the eventual ouster of President Trump’s first national security adviser.

Biden audibly scoffed on ABC’s Good Morning America as Stephanopoulos asked what the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee knew about an early 2017 investigation into Flynn and whether there was anything improper done by the Obama administration. 

“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden said. “This is all about diversion. This is a game this guy plays all the time. The country is in crisis. … He should stop trying to always divert attention from the real concerns of the American people.”

But Stephanopoulos followed up, noting that Biden was reported to be in attendance at the Jan. 5, 2017, meeting where he and former President Barack Obama “were briefed” on the FBI’s plan to interview Flynn about his then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period. 

“I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted,” Biden replied, after fidgeting with his earpiece. “I was aware that there was, that they asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it.”