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1) Those in the media who are exonerating the FBI by claiming it had no duty to warn Flynn about lying are (deliberately?) missing the point. Legal scholars note that the real question was whether Flynn understood the interview was taking place in an investigatory context.
2) Why does this matter? Because government officials talk to each other all the time, not as part of investigations. As the McCabe memo from that day itself makes clear, the initial part of his conversation with Flynn was about a training exercise.
3) So the FBI had a responsibility to explain to Flynn that he was being interviewed as part of an investigation into his actions. That McCabe suggested he didn't need a lawyer and that the agents chose not to give him all the facts so he would stay "relaxed" is the opposite.
4) If you are a small-business owner, and the FBI shows up at your door, it is a good bet they are questioning you as part of investigation. But if you are a govt official, you routinely talk to all kinds of departments, including FBI, on issues not investigatory.
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