White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed on Fox News that the FBI “broke every standard protocol that they have” and “ambushed” President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who admitted that he lied to FBI agents:
We know that because of [former FBI Director] James Comey’s actual comments that they threw FBI protocol out the window for one reason only, because it was the Trump administration and they thought they could and could get away with it.
It gives a lot of concern how this was conducted. They even convinced Michael Flynn not to include White House counsel’s office in the interview. A lot of problems here and we’ll see what the judge does later today.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team said on Dec. 14 that the FBI acted appropriately when questioning Flynn in January 2017, debunking the right wing conspiracy theory that Flynn was the victim of partisan FBI officials, noted POLITICO.
Sanders went on to falsely claim that Flynn had been “ambushed” by the FBI:
And the FBI we know had clear political bias. We’ve seen that time and time again. One thing we’re 100 percent sure on — the president made the right decision in firing James Comey because every day we learn more and more all of the things that he did that were so far out of bounds for what the FBI director should do. And we’ll see how that plays out in court today.
It played out with Flynn admitting in court that he was guilty, and the judge telling Flynn that serving as unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as National Security Adviser means “arguably you sold your country out.” The judge said he could not hide “my disgust, my disdain.” tweeted CNN’s Evan Perez.