The latest revelation in the Michael Flynn scandal could put the former Trump national security adviser in legal trouble. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Mike Flynn denied to the FBI that he communicated with a Russian envoy about sanctions, according to a report Thursday.

The latest revelation in the Flynn scandal could put the former Trump national security adviser in legal trouble, as lying to the FBI is a felony.

Any decision to prosecute Flynn would fall to the Justice Department. CNN reported Thursday that Flynn’s FBI interviewers don’t believe he intentionally misled them, and don’t intend to press charges.

Unnamed current and former U.S. officials told the Washington Post that during a Jan. 24 interview with FBI agents that Flynn denied that he spoke about sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump’s inauguration.

Several leaks had already gotten Flynn into trouble over misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the subjects broached while communicating with Kislyak.

Flynn resigned Monday amid the flurry of leaks and the Justice Department expressing concern that he might be vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.

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