Joe Biden Flip-Flops Again On Michael Flynn Knowledge, Says He Wasn’t Aware Of ‘Criminal’ Investigation

On Thursday, presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that he was never aware of any “criminal investigation” of Michael Flynn before leaving office in January 2017.

Biden made this statement after admitting on Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America that he had known that “they had asked for an investigation” into Flynn.

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Biden is All Over the Place on Michael Flynn Surveillance

Biden’s back and forth on knowledge of Flynn being investigated revolves around the news Wednesday that according to intelligence reports, the former vice president was one of the members of the Obama administration who had asked for Flynn’s name to be “unmasked.” Biden’s “unmasking” request was made on January 12, 2017, the same day Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador were reported in the Washington Post by columnist David Ignatius.

Biden participated in a virtual town hall on MSNBC Thursday, where host Lawrence O’Donnell spent “less than a minute” asking Biden about the Flynn controversy.

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Biden claims ‘I was never a part, or had any knowledge, of any criminal investigation into Flynn…Not one single time’

O’Donnell asked Biden, “The issue of people wanting the attorney general to resign is over the Michael Flynn case where the attorney general is basically trying to drop the case as a federal judge questioning how that case is being dropped. Mr. Vice President, what was your involvement in the investigation of Michael Flynn and the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn?”

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.”

There was no follow-up question from O’Donnell.


On Tuesday, Biden initially told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he had known “nothing” about the Flynn investigation.

But when Stephanopoulos asked Biden specifically about his presence at a January 5, 2017, meeting  with President Barack Obama where it is known the Flynn investigation was discussed, Biden said, “No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I’m sorry. I was aware that there was — that they had asked for an investigation.”

“But that’s all I know about it and I don’t think anything else,” Biden insisted.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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