House Dems To Mueller: Flynn Broke The Law By Failing To Disclose Trip To Broker $100B Russia/Saudi Deal

CNN reports:

House Democrats sent special counsel Robert Mueller what they say is evidence that former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose a trip he took to the Middle East to explore a business deal with the Saudi government and a Russian government agency.

The Democrats allege the retired Army lieutenant general broke the law by omitting the trip, according to the letter they sent to Flynn’s former business partners requesting more information about his overseas travels and contacts.

The letter was sent by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight committee, and New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House foreign affairs committee. No Republicans from the two GOP-led committees signed onto the letter, a copy of which was also sent to Mueller.

Democrats sought information from three American companies in June after Newsweek reported that Flynn traveled to the Middle East in the summer of 2015 to broker a $100 billion deal between the companies, Saudi Arabia and Russia’s nuclear power agency.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Jail him, after stripping him of his rank and pension. πŸ™‚

    He’s a treacherous crook.

    • Todd20036

      I got as far as: Jail him, after stripping him.
      Thanks for the image. Now I must hurl.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Always happy to be of service.

        You’re quite welcome.

    • Steverino

      His “lock her up!!!!!1!!!1!!!” rant about Hillary Clinton at the GOP convention last year was a classic example of right-wing projection.

  • TJay229

    I love that Wonderful Black man, Elijah Cummings! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    • Gerry Fisher

      I don’t think he’s gotten enough credit for resisting this administration. Others have been flashier, but he’s been very timely and effective. (Full disclosure: he’s my congressman.)

      • TJay229

        You are 100% right.
        He has been on it from GO! I love him.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Why is it just Democrats and not everyone in the government? They all took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. So what’s the issue? I can’t take the state of the world anymore. This level of insanity and stupidity, and corruption, and just plain pure evil is crazy making.

    • SoCalGal20

      Party over country!!!

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Bank account over country.

        • Todd20036

          Power over country, too

        • Gerry Fisher

          This really gets to the heart of the matter, IMO. After digging deep enough into “Trump/Russia,” it’s all about money, or status (that leads to money).

        • William

          Swiss bank account over country.

      • Steverino

        “Trump is the party!!! The party is Trump!!!”

        When have we heard something very similar to this sentiment before?
        (Hint- it involved a different authoritarian and was spoken in German)

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      You could easily make the case that the entire Republican party is an organized crime ring. Yes, they have violated their oath of office (a crime, yes?) by ignoring the blatant crimes of this administration. Jeff Sessions lied on his disclosures, a felony, and yet Congress approved his nomination as attorney general?

      • Hank

        But, But, Kamila Harris makes the Elf nervous!!! /s Is it because she is a woman or a Black Woman or both???

        • bzrd

          and she is way more intelligent

    • Rex

      You know the answer to your question. We all do.

      • John Ruff

        See below. Lol

      • Todd20036

        All republicans have tiny dicks.
        That’s it, right?

    • John Ruff

      Whereas you or I would have had our lives ruined as little, unaffiliated, common Americans with no good ‘ok boys to look the other way.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Because the GOP base is insane, stupid, corrupt and evil. It’s terrible but a lot of people don’t value democracy. They’re fed this dream that if they sell out other people in the country (minorities/non-Christians/”uppity” women/LGBT) then they can go back to some mythical dreamscape that looks like the 1950s where they were the overwhelming majority, had lives like Ward & June Cleaver and the only people who weren’t like them were their household servants.

      If people could just freaking let go of that particular narcotic of delusional hatred, it would be so much easier for them. I finally heard a coal miner on NPR say he’s enjoying his better work making solar energy equipment. THAT’s the type of talk I respect. The state was finally realizing that putting all your eggs into coal was a bad idea and made them susceptible to booms & busts and diversification was better.

      • William

        Part of energy diversification is so we can’t be held hostage by the whims of Saudi Arabia. After the election, some Trump supporter was screaming like ‘say goodbye to energy independence’, like it was a good thing.

  • netxtown

    I guess I don’t understand fully why Russia would need a retired American Army LG to broker a deal with the Saudis. The Russians seem to be multi-lingual capable – so I doubt it was a language barrier. Yet, here we are. An American brokering $100 BILLION deals for the Russians…. Who’s side is he on? And why the hell was he ever in a position of trust in our government??

  • Michael R

    The wonderful world of projection …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFBAjhxjQ90&t=1m35s

    • Gerry Fisher

      Wow…just *wow*!

    • bzrd

      don’t you just love it, “If I did a 10th of what she did, I’d be in jail today.”
      Lock him up

  • SoCalGal20
    • crewman

      Fuck her trying to get up there and legitimize ADF. And thank you Al Franken!

      • M Jackson

        She denied knowing anything about them, THEN tried to legitimize them. This is what passes for integrity in the Republican Party.

        • JenniferRGonzales

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      • Keith D Plane

        exactly and it is too bad that at the end Franken could not tell her
        “and by the way Fuck You!” God these people get on my nerve!

      • Shy Guy

        “I wouldn’t give a talk to a hate group”, except you did. ADF is on the SPLC hate group list.

        I see the far right are now trying to discredit the SPLC, whereas before they all liked to say they wore their “hate group” designation as a badge of honor.

        • Gerry Fisher

          I was waiting for him to say gently, “…but you *did* give a talk in front of a hate group.”

        • Uncle Mark

          They used to wear it as a badge of honor, until they got lumped in with the groups that employed an ISIS terror technique of driving a car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville…that was universally condemned by all (except by the Trump regime and white supremacists). I guess some people are fine with hate, until they actually SEE it killing others…and learning about the very human victims.

          They just despise being lumped in with those other groups. They wish to be treated separately from those other hate groups…perhaps a stratified list or rating system, while they, themselves, lump everyone they hate into the same group of loathing. Oh, the irony.

          • prixator

            “We’re nice and polite haters – not like those other rude, awful haters.”

    • Gerry Fisher

      “…seems to me that you’re displaying very bad judgment [or you’re lying].”

    • CanuckDon

      That’s a good one…”I can’t remember exactly when I was aware”.

      “I just know that I wasn’t aware when I was supposed to be unaware.” lol

    • Professor Barnhardt
  • greenmanTN
  • BeaverTales

    We need Congress to draft laws that specify the ethical boundaries of the executive branch, and the people running it. We can make it a new Constitutional Amendment.

    Not holding my breath

    • romanhans

      “Checks and balances” only works if the people who are supposed to check and balance don’t shrug their shoulders and say, “Nah, we’re cool.”

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: Article on Edith Windsor’s return to Toronto in 2014 as grand marshall of World Pride. Her previous visit, of course, was to get married.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/pridetoronto/2014/06/24/rosa_parks_of_gay_rights_back_in_toronto_for_pride.html

  • Sam_Handwich
    • worstcultever

      Why does Kushner still have a job?

      Because the repuke party has destroyed the rule of law.

      • Reality.Bites

        For most men with a family business they can’t fire the son-in-law because their wife will get angry and cut them off sexually.

        Sometimes it’s the daughter though.

    • M Jackson

      Because trump is the party of the christianist right. They write the rules, not follow them.

    • bzrd

      the Resident Nazi needs help digging his grave, kushy’s doing a great job of it

  • worstcultever

    House Dems: Lookie here, Mueller – evidence of Flynn criminality!

    Mueller: Thanks, I’ll add it to the 1000x pile of Flynn criminality I already have!

    • Reality.Bites

      Yeah, it’s kind of like getting a Christmas fruitcake.

      • bzrd

        yes, he is making a list
        and
        checking it twice

  • Sam_Handwich
    • William

      Someone should send Flynn Jr. a nice hot pizza.

      • bzrd

        pizza rat always has the best piece of pizza

    • pj

      next suspend chump

  • Leo

    OT. Thousands of teenagers from the global fake news capital of Veles, Macedonia desperate for work are hellbent on getting around Google AdSense and Facebook’s blocking algorithms and will likely succeed, according to recent reports.

    Remember the name Veles in 2020. All bets are off. We are in an information war.

    • bzrd

      putin said his war was a cyber one

    • pj

      paper ballots kids

  • barrixines

    Completely OT and feel free to whizz past because it’s trivial.

    My lady troll has just called me a sixty year old hipster dressed like a 22 year old skater boy who is a human toilet for an endless parade of strange men and day labourers. So I just want to ask – which one of you bitches gave her my Grindr profile?

    • Reality.Bites

      What thread is this going on in – why should you have all the fun?

    • Ross

      I’m not a communist. I would never put a “u” in the word labor. Roach.

      • barrixines

        Yay – she’s joined us here. Welcome darlin’ – you’re amongst friends.

        • Ross

          May I opine on why you’re having such a visceral reaction?

          • barrixines

            I told you – you might be a complete mentalist but I genuinely find you very entertaining. I like your brand of odd.

          • Ross

            There’s nothing odd about me. I’m as American as apple pie. I just don’t appreciate some dandy critiquing our great nation while his own is turning into a cesspool.

          • barrixines

            Come on there is no way in the world you are twenty seven when your language is straight out of 1950. Have you been perhaps tied to a bed for seventy years?

          • Ross

            Sounds like your back on the pipe.

          • barrixines

            Well it’s been lovely visiting with you. I was hoping you might say something like “Fie sir” before I left but there will be other times. I think we’re fast friends now. OK – we’re distracting the nice ladies and gentlemen here who want to talk about more important matters. Don’t ever change. Well maybe adjust the meds just a tad.

          • Ross

            Lol. Get a grip, Mary. Your life hasn’t changed one bit since the election. Nor will it in the next 7 years. Stop being such a drama queen.

          • Reality.Bites

            You’re, not your.

            Idiot.

          • Ross

            Good eye, princess.

          • The_Wretched

            You smell like troll.

          • Ross

            Sorry. You can leave me alone then.

          • kareemachan

            I’m rather confused how this whole conversation went south so quickly….

          • Ross

            You and me both. I guess I didn’t properly adhere to the group think.

      • Ross

        EEK! There are two Ross’!

        • Ross

          Do you subscribe to the communist manifesto of people like barrixines? What say you?

        • bzrd

          yes but you have the fabulous living room

          • Ross

            You’ve never even seen my living room, asshole. It’s great. How can you question my eye for design?

    • worstcultever

      Speaking of dress – since I retired in April I wear the same goddamn thing every day. Black cotton capris, gray athletic-style Library of Congress t-shirt (LC was my 30-year employer), groovy black sandals with a double x strap pattern thingy over the top of the foot. I love not giving a fuck! No profiles on any social/hookup media because I’m already hooked up and have had enough of the world and people bore me. (Except for you cool people here!)

      • barrixines

        I am not really on a dating app. I am a boring old married bloke. The fruitbat I am dealing with is imagining me way more exciting than I am and I am grateful for it.

        • TuuxKabin

          Well here, guapo, for some excitement, check out Perla Batella if you can. She’s going to Barcelona All Souls’ Day. Dress up accordingly. Provecho!

          Wed, Nov 1 – Barcelona, Spain – Jamboree Jazz, PlaΓ§a Reial 17, 08002 , Barcelona, Spain.

          • barrixines

            Ooh – we have visitors then – I think they might enjoy that very much. Thank you.

          • TuuxKabin

            My pleasure. I stayed three months, winter of ’72 – 73 in a pension, PlaΓ§a Reial. Los Carricoles just thru the archway into el Barrio Gothico. Fine places.

      • Reality.Bites

        I’d criticize you if I didn’t sit around naked most of the time.

        • ZRAinSWVA

          Now you’re just teasing us…

      • William

        My daily wear is a white t-shirt and boxers.

    • edrex

      so what’s her point?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Jealous stalker!

    • William

      Who are these day labourers and where do you find them?

      • barrixines

        I can only say communist! and direct you towards the comment by the honourable lady herself on the matter of that Marxist ‘u’ you just shoved down her American throat.

        • Ross

          Stop talking about me, chump. I thought we were done, but you keep stoking the flames with your inflammatory rhetoric.

          • barrixines

            You’re like a little Jimminy Cricket on Clozapine. Try to remember, through the haze of that pharmaceutical cosh, it was you who was rude to me in the first place. I generally don’t start up conversations with strangers by calling them names.

          • Ross

            I wasn’t rude, I was just busting your chops a little. You’re the one who took it to a whole other level. You say I’m from the 50’s but you make references like my grandfather. Jiminy cricket has been dead a long time, my friend.

          • Treant

            It follows you around? How…cute.

            Yeah, I’m going with cute.

    • Treant

      That’s weird. You look like you’re in your fifties. You don’t dress like a 22 year old skater boy. And I can’t say your image indicates any proclivity for strange men or day laborers. And there isn’t anything wrong with that anyway.

      • barrixines

        Actually I look like a 94 year old African American-ish Michael Stipe. It’s all true about the day labourers though.

        • Treant

          You go, girl. Send some over here.

      • Ross

        Watch me make this asshole have a breakdown…

        • Treant

          You seem nice, for psychotic stalker levels of nice. Which is not nice at all, of course. Welcome to my Killfile so I don’t have to read your drivel. Toodles, nice knowing you, have a great life being a ten dollar whore.

          • Ross

            Somehow I’ll be able to carry on.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Too bad it wasn’t Elijah Cummings instead of that fool Pelosi. There would have been exposure of republican fail that gave us 911, a FUBARed Katrina response and the 2008 crash. We wouldn’t be suffering Trump.

    • Tiger Quinn

      That fool carried Obamacare on her back entirely and got it passed. That fool spent ALL her political capital bringing that home. She covered for Hillary when she was being unfairly railed. And she just outsmarted Donald Trump even tho the Dems are in the minority. Pelosi haters are idiots.

      • Ross

        Amen!

      • Gerry Fisher

        I do complain about her occasionally (“where are the real people…bring the real people up on stage”), but she has her share of major moments.

    • Reality.Bites

      Are you actually still suffering from the delusion that Trump’s voters would give a flying fuck about any of that?

      They don’t care about rape and treason by Trump! They sure as fuck don’t care about things that happened under Bush.

    • The_Wretched

      what? I have my issues with the national level Dems. You’re not effectively attacking them. Instead you’re making an emotional attack to stir up noise. Go away.

  • Tiger Quinn
    • Steven B

      I sharing this on my Facebook page. And maybe every day.

  • Ken M

    A note to the Dems. Leave him alone. If Rob needs your help, I’m sure he’ll ask you for it. In the meantime, take care of your own business. Thank you.

  • Halou

    Is America the only country Mr Flynn hasn’t been engaged with these last few years?

  • The_Wretched

    Leaking to Congress is a time honored tradition and one of the routes whistle blowers are supposed to use. I wonder where the evidence came from.

    • Steven B

      It’s described in the Newsweek article. Basically just good investigative journalism which will prove to be the hallmark of our passport out of this mess.

  • JCF