An ABC reporter asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to weigh in on the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn for failing to properly report a payment from a foreign government.
“I’m not involved in that investigation and wouldn’t participate in it and don’t know anything about it, and I don’t expect to,” said Sessions.
Questioned about the vetting of such officials, Sessions said that he’s sure it’s not an easy task. “I’m comfortable that they’re working hard to do [the] vetting,” he told the reporter, noting, “It’s obvious that, oftentimes, you don’t catch everything. There might be a problem. Maybe there’s an explanation for it. I don’t know the facts of this case.”
Sessions added that the Justice Department will properly investigate Flynn’s background. “They’ll do their responsibility, whatever that is,” he said.
House Oversight Committee documents showed that after his retirement in 2014, Flynn was warned by the Pentagon to not accept foreign payments, but it turns out he was paid $45,000 by a Kremlin-backed news organization to give a speech in Moscow in 2015, which he allegedly failed to disclose.
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) inspector general subsequently launched an investigation into Flynn’s actions.
Watch the full interview below:
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