Biden, in his classic frantic mumble, then backtracked saying he knew of the investigation but had no role in the prosecution of Flynn.
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted, in an interview with Good Morning America Tuesday, that he was “aware” of an Obama-era Department of Justice investigation into whether former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn was collaborating with Russian officials, but says Trump is using Flynn as a “diversion” from his poor performance on coronavirus.
Biden defirst nied, in the interview, that he knew of any pending investigation against Flynn — an investigation that increasingly seems as though it was orchestrated by Obama administration officials to paint the Trump campaign, and later the Trump administration, as a puppet of the Russian government. Pressed on the issue, however, Biden was forced to say he was “aware” that the Obama White House had concerns about Flynn.
“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden said initially.
Surprisingly, though, host George Stephanopoulos pressed the former Veep, asking him, specifically, whether he was present at a January 5th meeting when FBI Director James Comey reportedly briefed then-President Obama on “Russian hacking” during the presidential election.
A now-declassified email, from Rice to herself, notes that, “On January 5, following a briefing by IC leadership on Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election, President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Jim Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office. Vice President Biden and I were also present.”