Joe Biden fikk tirsdag spørsmålet om han var klar over forsøkene på å ta ned nasjonal sikkerhetsrådgiver Michael Flynn. Først benektet han, men da George Stephanopoulos ikke ga seg, innrmmet Biden at han var informert.
Det skjedde på programmet Good Morning, America. Det er et veletablert faktum at Biden var til stede på et møte i Det hvite hus 5. januar, der Flynn var tema.
Man kunne høre Biden puste tungt da Stephanopoulos siterte Trump på at dette er den største politiske skandalen i amerikansk hstorie.
“So what did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn and was there anything improper done?” Stephanolpoulos asked.
“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden said, before accusing Trump of using the issue as a “diversion” from the coronavirus crisis.
Dette var for drøyt. Stephanopoulos påpekte at Biden var på møtet der etterforskning av Flynn var tema. Han måtte vite.
“I do want to press that. You say you didn’t know anything about it, but you were reported to be at a January 5th, 2017, meeting where you and the president were briefed on the FBI’s plan to question Michael Flynn over those conversations he had with the Russian ambassador, [Sergey] Kislyak.”
Og nå var det som Biden våknet til liv. Han husket plutselig.
“No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted,” Biden said. “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.”