Michael Flynn is back in the news, now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pushing for further indictments as he probes into Russian election tampering.
But this isn’t about Russia.
When the story first broke nearly a year ago, columnist Charles Krauthammer called it a cover-up in search of a crime. Mr. Flynn, only a month into his term as Secretary of State, was forced to resign after he lied about communicating with the Russian government before officially assuming his cabinet post.
Sensationalist headlines and partisan posturing aside, months went by with no evidence of actual wrongdoing. It appeared to be just a little pre-game warmup to help grease the diplomatic wheels for later on.
So the obvious question at the time was:
Why did Michael Flynn lie?
There appeared to be three possibilities: