According to the Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden offered incomplete answers in two interviews this week when questioned about his knowledge of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn during the Obama administration.
The former vice president, who was present during a small Oval Office meeting in early January 2017 where the U.S. government intercept of communications between Flynn and a Russian envoy was discussed.
During a Thursday interview on MSNBC, host Lawrence O’Donnell asked the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee about the Flynn case, following the Justice Department’s decision to move to dismiss its criminal case against Flynn.
“Mr. Vice President, what was your involvement in the investigation of Michael Flynn and the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn?” O’Donnell asked.
Biden replied: “I was never a part or had any knowledge of any criminal investigation into Flynn while I was in office. Period. Not one single time.”
Byron York of the Washington Examiner pointed out Friday morning that Biden “gives carefully limited answer” by only specifying he did not know of any criminal investigation. A counterintelligence investigation was active against Flynn for more than five months before Biden left office.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas tweeted, “Ask him if he knew of a counter-intelligence investigation.”