The entire timeline assumes Flynn made his contacts with Russian Ambassador Kisylak WITHOUT the knowledge or approval of the Obama administration.
The answer to this question is: of course he did.
Flynn & Kisylak have their conversation about the sanctions on Dec. 29th.
This question answers itself.
Note carefully the use of the word 'unauthorized' there.
First, the FBI already looked at the CONTENT of Flynn's phone call with Kisylak & cleared Flynn of any wrong doing for what he & Kisylak talked about.
The FBI itself said so, after looking at the content of the phone call.
The nature of this phone call was CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.
Somebody in the Obama administration unmasked Flynn's name, took the transcript of the phone call contained in a CLASSIFIED INTELLIGENCE REPORT and leaked it to the news media.
The OBAMA people in the White House have all the power. They are running everything.
And somebody just used the intel community to come AFTER YOU.
You don't give gov't investigators anything further that they could use to damage the incoming Trump administration.
He UNDERSTANDS this decision is going to cost him.
What are we led to conclude?
Flynn is a monumental idiot?
Or could it be a 33 year veteran spook sensed he was being SET UP by some powerful people, and protected himself....just in case?
You deliberately lie to the people trying to trap you.
And on the DAY they think they've got you right where they want you....
"I'm a 33 year veteran spy. I document everything. I protect myself. I cover my ass. You didn't think I documented I got permission from you guys for those contacts with Kisylak?
Well I did. Doom on you."
And I don't think the Trump White House claims he had permission unless they could prove it.
Next week is gonna be really interesting.