Former FBI Director James Comey didn’t want to give too much information on an ongoing investigation when asked about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, but in evading the question he confirmed the nature of the investigation.
When questions during the congressional testimony Thursday turned to Flynn, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) asked if Comey believed that Flynn, “attempted to deceive you or made false statements to an FBI agent.”
After saying, “I don’t want to go too far,” Comey confirmed, “That was the subject of the criminal inquiry.”
The Flynn investigation corresponds with former national security adviser’s resignation earlier this year after he compromised his position by speaking with Russian officials about classified information.
Given Comey’s statements, it appears the FBI believes Flynn wasn’t as forthcoming with them about the nature of his conversations with the Russians as he was upon resigning.
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