Transcript for Michael Flynn under investigation
Let's get a closer look on where things stand on the Flynn investigation from Pierre Thomas and the big question will he face charges for those phone calls to the Russian ambassador? The white house said their counsel determined there was no legal problem. Reporter: Not likely. The law in question called the Logan act which prohibits private citizens from negotiating with foreign nations when there is a dispute with the U.S. There's never been a successful prosecution ever. The sources tell me that while Flynn discussed the sanctions he apparently never made any specific promises to the Russian ambassador. But Flynn could get caught up in this broader investigation over the contacts between trump aides and allies with rugs during the campaign. Reporter: Absolutely. George, the broader investigation continues. The FBI wants to know if Flynn or other trump associates were in contact with Russian intelligence before the election. Right, and some of the associates have already spoken out. Carter page and Paul manafort said they didn't knowingly speak to the Russians. Another in "Wall Street journal" said intelligence officials are withholding key information from the president for fear it will be compromised. Reporter: We got strong and angry pushback from the intelligence community and said these allegations are baseless. Now, what's at question here is whether the intelligence community might withhold certain information about sources and methods. That happens from time to time. But what is clear, George, is there's tension between the president and the intelligence community. Yesterday there were two tweets from president trump talking about the fact that he thought those leaks might be coming from the FBI and the NSA. Okay, Pierre Thomas, thanks very much. George, the trump
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