The son of indicted former national security advisor Mike Flynn, Mike Flynn Jr., has now strongly implicated Vice President Mike Pence in the Trump/Russia scandal, but did so almost certainly unknowingly
As you’ll recall, President Trump and Mike Pence say they made the decision to fire Michael Flynn because he lied about phone calls with the Russians during the transition period.
Mike Pence has claimed in multiple TV interviews that he was unaware of Flynn’s actions “at the time”, despite the House Democrat Elijah Cummings (and others) warning Pence about Flynn months earlier, with Cummings even sending Pence a letter alerting him about Flynn’s work with a foreign government.
Below is a copy of the letter sent to Mike Pence on November 18, 2016 by Elijah Cummings:
Nevertheless, Mike Pence’s claim has always been that he knew nothing about it until it came out in the media.
Fast forward a few months and Michael Flynn Jr. is now saying publicly that his father never lied to Mike Pence. If that’s true, then he’s suggesting Mike Pence wasn’t telling the truth when he said he knew nothing about the Mike Flynn scandal until the media released it to the public.
Michael Flynn Jr tweeted: “American Patriot General Michael Flynn did not lie to Pence (or anyone else in the admin) about his perfectly legal and appropriate conversations w Russian AMB Kislyak in Dec 2016.”
Michael Flynn has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and has also agreed to testify against those involved.
So, back to the issue at hand here. If Flynn Jr’s claim that his father “did not lie” to Pence is true, Flynn Jr. is strongly implying that Mike Pence committed a crime by lying about not knowing about Flynn’s activity with a foreign government.
How is it a crime to lie to the public? If you lie to the public with the intent to influence an investigation, it’s considered felony obstruction of justice. We already know that Michael Flynn has been cooperating with Robert Mueller for months and if Flynn can prove what he said to Pence, things aren’t looking so great for Pence.