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White House Still Believes FBI Ambushed Flynn

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 December 2018 05:23 PM

The White House is sticking to its insistence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was "ambushed" by the FBI when he was questioned at the White House almost two years ago.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Flynn, who was due to be sentenced Tuesday for lying to the FBI before a judge delayed it, during Tuesday's press briefing.

"The delay is something between Gen. Flynn and the courts," Sanders said. "That's something for them to determine what that timeline looks like. In the meantime, we wish Gen. Flynn well, and we'll continue to focus on doing what we do here every single day."

As for whether the White House still believes Flynn was treated unfairly by the FBI, Sanders would not back away from comments she made Tuesday morning.

"We still firmly believe – look, the things that may have taken place – again, that's for the judge to make that determination, whether he engaged in something inappropriate," Sanders said. "What we do know that was inappropriate by own self-admittance of James Comey is that the FBI broke standard protocol in the way that they came in and ambushed Gen. Flynn and in the way that they questioned him and in the way that they encouraged him not to have [the] White House counsel's office present.

"And we know that because James Comey told us that."

Comey, the former FBI director, said last week he opted to bypass the White House counsel by sending two agents to talk with Flynn about his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the time.

Flynn was eventually indicted for lying to the FBI and he struck a plea deal. His sentencing has been delayed several times, and he has answered questions on several occasions pertaining to his interactions with the Russians, President Donald Trump, and others.

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was "ambushed" by the FBI when he was questioned at the White House almost two years ago, the White House insisted again Tuesday.
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