He's an Establishment man. I suspect he says this so the Esstablishment can marginalize the growing liberty aka Paul movement. This way they control those dissenting voices by co-opting them. The same way the Tea Party was co-opted by GOP militarists.
"One White House official with knowledge of the conversations told me that the Russian ambassador raised the sanctions to Flynn and that Flynn responded that the Trump team would be taking office in a few weeks and would review Russia policy and sanctions. Thatís neither illegal nor improper." ~ Bloomberg
When do we get to see the transcript? Flynn, being in espionage, had to know his call was being recorded too.