REPORT: White House To Discredit Flynn As A Liar

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump’s legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing, according to three people familiar with the strategy.

The approach would mark a sharp break from Trump’s previously sympathetic posture toward Flynn, whom he called a “wonderful man” when Flynn was ousted from the White House in February. Earlier this month, the president did not rule out a possible pardon for Flynn, who is cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Attorneys for Trump and his top advisers have privately expressed confidence that Flynn does not have any evidence that could implicate the president or his White House team. But since Flynn’s cooperation agreement with prosecutors was made public earlier this month, the administration has been strategizing how to neutralize him in case the former national security adviser does make any claims.

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  • William

    So much for that pardon.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      At least Flynn gets the little bit of consolation in knowing that he took the best option in making a deal with Mueller.

      • William

        Less chance of being thrown under the bus when the shit hits the fan.

      • Chucktech

        I’m sure that’ll provide the coldest of comfort when New York sends him up the river.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Lie down with fish, wake up with cats on your trail….

        • Sporkfighter

          Maybe he can cut another deal with New York; he can take his musical act on the road.

  • Lazycrockett
    • clay

      For some reason I think that gif has to do with penises and assholes.

  • Boreal
  • hdtex
  • Michael R

    Well that’s a good sign , it means they are aware they are in deep trouble and this chicken shit is the best they can come up with .

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “But Your Honor, she’s a slut!”

    • Michael R

      Like most 14 year olds , right Roy ?

  • RJ Tremor

    You believe this will save you, Dumpy? It only adds more to the view in-frame…

  • Stogiebear

    It bears repeating: “The irony, it waxeth hot; yea, even unto conflagration.”

  • Ninja0980

    It’s on like Donkey Kong.

  • Boreal

    Mueller is reportedly zeroing in on the Trump campaign’s data operation — and the RNC
    http://www.businessinsider.com/mueller-questions-rnc-digital-operation-trump-campaign-russia-2017-12

    • William

      Is this something to do with that computer at Trump Tower connecting to the Alfa Bank server in Russia?

      • Boreal

        I think it has to do with the Russia/Trump trolls operations on Facebook and other social media.

        • William

          Brad Parscale has some sort of brain disorder. That boy ain’t right.

          • Boreal

            I think the RNC may have helped coordinate the trolling. If true then a lot of republicans are implicated.

          • William

            Parscale was feeding data to the bot wranglers back in Russia.

  • greenmanTN

    “And he has roaches in his hair!” – White House spokesperson Amber Von Tussle

  • Paula

    C’mon, Mikey.You’re beyond singing, you need to do a musical for Mueller.

    • Boreal

      Springtime for Twitler.

      • Menergy

        funny coincidence — I was just sharing “The Producers” with a friend who’d never seen the movie yet….Hilarious — and of course the PERFECT “Springtime For Hitler and Germany” dance number!

        • Boreal

          It’s on TCM tonight.

        • William

          I played ‘Springtime for Hitler’ for a friend in Germany. He had never heard of it. He sat there with his mouth hanging open.

        • MT YVR

          I aaaaadore Springtime for Hitler and Germany… 😛

        • Grumpy Old Man

          I really enjoyed the dance scene with walkers!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Many similarities, actually – Trump just wanted to run another grift. He didn’t want the show to be a hit. If the “Access Hollywood” tape had a tune, it would be “Springtime for Hitler”.

    • William

      Let’s put on a show!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      While you’re waiting, we have an encore for the opening act.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8vD8ZP-eMI

      It’s scary how many times I’ve watched this, but I just looooove the way he says “Now he’s talking to Bob.”

    • WNY

      And a nice dance number, possibly with jazz hands…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-2rRyXGyhc

  • Tomcat

    Surprise, trump turning on the man he said was the most honorable man he knew.

    • William

      Look at Trump’s friends and acquaintances, there’s not an honorable one in the bunch.

      • Tomcat

        I wasn’t the one that said Flynn was honorable, trump did.
        But we ALL know trump lies all the time.

        • William

          Trump wouldn’t know honor if it hit him with a 2X4.

          • Tomcat

            I would, the act of hitting him with a 2×4 is an honorable act.

          • Tread

            Spiked bat.

          • Reality.Bites

            That, sir, is no reason honour should stop trying.

  • canoebum

    God these people are stupid. Imagine for a moment, you work at the White House or had previously worked on the campaign or transition. You have a ringside seat to watch Trump throw his staff under the bus one by one. How long before you decide it would be better to call Mueller yourself and offer up any information you may have in the hope The Orange Menace can be brought down before your head is under the wheels?

    • lymis

      Anyone taking bets on how many people in the White House are wearing FBI wires?

      • I’m sure there is someone with a signal detector wondering around, maybe even daily pat downs.

      • Rambie

        I’m sure they have everyone go though security check, metal detectors, etc that makes a wire near impossible to smuggle in.

    • Chucktech

      “And give up showbiz?? NEVER!”

  • Tomcat

    Of course he is a liar, all the people you put in charge of things are liars or they get fired.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    He’s just treating Flynn the way he’s treated everyone who’s ever worked for him.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “My face would reflect surprise, but the badger has eaten it off.”

    • William

      Mike “Coffee-boy” Flynn.

      • canoebum

        That’s General Coffee Boy to you!

        • vorpal

          Close… I think his official title was General Covfefe Boy.

          Speaking of which, I finally got my covfefe cup in the mail! Ordered in April, and arrived in Chile in December.

          Sadly, this is not exactly the exception.

      • lymis

        “I never met him, or if I did, I don’t think I’d recognize him now.”

  • clay

    Mike Pence– “I hired him because he lied to me.”
    Donald Trump– “I knew he wasn’t any good as early as April.”
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders– “Gen. Flynn couldn’t be trusted with state secrets.”
    Breitbart– “Gen. Flynn was a Democrat plant.”

    • Natty Enquirer

      “Michael Flynn slapped my butt!”

      • clay

        — Hope Hicks (when it was actually Donald Trump)

        • Natty Enquirer

          You mean he slapped Trump’s butt?

          • clay

            LOL

          • Daveed_WOW

            Fake news.

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      • Gerry Fisher

        I’d say that I hate when that happens, but I’d be lying.

  • DisqusD37

    I smell desperation…and it smells like nervous flatulence.

  • another_steve

    The White House plans to cast me as a serial fellator and therefore untrustworthy.

    I was in fact a serial fellator at one time in my life, but today I’m too tired for that and besides, much less desirable. Many fewer clients.

    Whatever.

    It’s all good.

    • William

      One of my exes is still going strong, and he’s 66 now.

      • another_steve

        Love to him.

        I was doin’ okay, and then my thyroid gland died. They’ve been trying to treat me for it for 15 years now.

        Someday, when I’m dead, the medical textbooks will cite me as a brave but unsuccessful attempt at restoration.

        • William

          Did the docs check for hemochromatosis? It can cause thyroid failure. It’s not the most likely diagnosis for someone of Jewish extraction, but you never know if an Irishman might have slipped in under the covers.

          • another_steve

            Lol. Thanks. I’ll look into it, dear friend. 😉

            Ashkenazi Jews like me have been scientifically shown to possess a genetic propensity to colon cancer. A certain variation which makes some of us more prone to it.

            I urge all my Ashkenazi sisters and brothers to be alert to this, and to consider periodic colorectal screenings.

          • William

            The DNA test said I’m 1% Ashkenazi. Close relatives tend to die of heart attacks and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

          • another_steve

            Well the 1% bond may explain why I love you and read as many of your comments that in my feebleness I’m able to get to, William.

            We’re all going to die of something or the other.

            If I die of something exotic and ethno/racial-specific, points!!

          • Hue-Man
          • William

            Thank you. I’ve always felt more connected to the Jewish side of the family. Most were from the Rhine area of Germany/France.

            As far as ways to go out, I want to choke on a 16 year old.*

            * In a place where 16 is legal.

          • another_steve

            Well this will surely get you and I blocked by 50 more JMG commenters, William, but the legal-age 16 year olds can be quite desirable.

            Legal age, of course.

            One never properly lusts after someone who’s not legal age.

          • William

            Some more so than others. Normally I keep my fantasies to the over 30 crowd.

          • another_steve

            My fantasy life (glorious, as is the fantasy life of every person reading here is) is neutral as to age of the fantasy object.

            Deed vs. fantasy.

            Some deeds are evil.

            No fantasy is ever evil.

          • Cattleya1

            Ditto. 4 polyps at the last colonoscopy. Just do it.

          • another_steve

            Love to you, Cattleya1.

            All kidding aside, the mishpucha (Yiddish: extended family) must remain alert to this thing.

            It’s not a pleasant thing to dwell upon, but we must remain cognizant of the danger.

  • Tomcat

    I think the best person to question would be trumps first press secretary.

  • JWC

    Squirm Donny Squirm

  • lymis

    So, Donnie, you pressured the director of the FBI to drop the investigation and then fired him when he didn’t, knowing that Flynn was a liar?

  • AtticusP

    So if the ultimate lying liars call someone a liar, does that make that person a truth-teller?

    • Natty Enquirer
      • AtticusP

        Robots have nipples. Who knew?

        • William

          and large firm bulges in the crotch region.

          • Reality.Bites

            Well that we knew,

          • Philly Mike

            It also looks like they prefer jockstraps

  • Cuberly Deux
    • Natty Enquirer

      We’ll see, we’ll see.

    • J Ascher

      Milliseconds

    • Rambie

      It’s, “As long as they are of use to Trump” but the real time amount is variable.

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Tomcat

    Mueller is also questioning the entire RNC staff,,, so trump now says they also are liars and not to be trusted.

  • Tomcat

    Why is everyone lying about poor Donald? He is quite capable of doing his own lying.

  • BobSF_94117

    Attorneys for Trump and his top advisers have privately expressed
    confidence that Flynn does not have any evidence that could implicate
    the president or his White House team.

    Uh, he was part of the White House team.

    -ed

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Rambie

      Thank you for your service Jean-Marc

  • bkmn
  • Steven B
    • Daveed_WOW

      This is a legal strategy? Surely money can buy better attorneys.

      • JackNasty

        Trump doesn’t pay his bills. Why would a better attorney want to represent him?

      • Reality.Bites

        1. He doesn’t pay his bills.
        2. He doesn’t co-operate with lawyers.
        3. He can’t handle the truth.

        There’s no reason for a good attorney to attach themself to him.

        • Daveed_WOW

          That makes perfect sense.

      • Scout

        Flynn is a liar, though . . . so does that compromise anything that he says?

      • J Ascher

        Better lawyers would only work for a much, much better client.

  • -M-

    He was a liar when they hired him to lie and when they kept him on to keep lying even after Yates told them that the FBI knew he was a lying about his illegal Russian contact during the transition. So… that’s kind of awkward.

  • Sporkfighter

    So . . . no pardon, no reason to lie for Trump. Sounds good to me.

  • johncAtl

    Do any of Trump’s lawyers have any legal experience beyond suing people that Trump screwed over? I’m thinking treason may be out of their league.

    • William

      Okay.

    • ben

      an important thing for any lawyer is to know that your client is telling you the truth. Imagine being a lawyer who knows for a fact that your client is not only withholding things from you but also lying. How do you come up with a defense against that?

      And remember that it’s not Trump’s LAWYERS who are accused of treason, but Trump himself 😉

      • Phillip in L.A.

        ‘How do you come up with a defense against that?’

        If you’re an ethical attorney, you MUST withdraw from representing that client. Cal. Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3-700(B) (“a member . . . shall withdraw from employment, if . . . [t]he member knows or should know that the client is bringing an action, conducting a defense, asserting a position in litigation, or taking an appeal, without probable cause and for the purpose of harassing or maliciously injuring any person”) (emphasis added).

    • licuado de platano

      One guy tweets confessions on his client’s twitter account. Another guy openly discusses the case in a D.C. steakhouse.

  • SoCalGal20

    This doesn’t seem like a winning strategy…

    • Halou

      It assumes that Flynn received one of the most lenient plea deals in human history on nothing more than his word. Something which I very much doubt, he handed over physical evidence which would be valid even if Flynn was the most dishonest trickster that ever disgraced the nation.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        If I was Mueller, I’d definitely demand tons of docs and/or days of wire time before handing him that slap on the wrist. I’d want something to guard against sudden disappearance.

  • boobert

    So the brother was trying to force the moron for some pardons. How’s that working out ? lol

  • Denis

    Fox will link him to Hillary at any moment. Hillary’s corrupt FBI sycophants conspired with the Russians to have Trump hire Flynn so they could take down trump. Seriously.

  • Mr. M

    Loyalty to me but not to thee

  • TampaZeke

    They’ll call him a liar and then Trump will pardon him.

  • Slippy_World
  • Halou

    Obama warned Trump that Flynn was bad news, even Flynn himself has said he warned Trump yet despite this Trump still hired him, promoted him to senior campaign adviser and then gave him a comfortable albeit short lived White House job. So the “Flynn is a liar” story doesn’t have much going for it.
    It’s more of an “I knew what this guy was way back when but took him in regardless because I’m a fucking moron” sort of story.

  • Joe in PA

    Is this the big scoop Hannity has been promising? Bwahahaha. Sure Jan. And you know Fox Noise and all the Trump sycophants in congress will be singing this exact tune. As if by magic.

  • Ann Kah

    Trump will call what Flynn has to say “fake news”, and the 28% will believe it. Fortunately, the laws and the courts don’t have to suspend credulity that far.

    • Gianni

      I wish Donnie, our President, was fake news.

  • .
    It should be obvious that Flynn has more to offer than mere testimony — “he said, she said”.

    Flynn has (or was able to identify) EVIDENCE, or else the agreed to charge would not be so light.

    A paper trail, perhaps? Financial documents?

    How many days lapsed between Flynn’s flip and Mueller’s subpoena of Deutsche Bank records?

    Three? Four?
    .

  • Dunkerblinker

    Well if anyone can identify or spot a liar it is Cheeto