Tag Archives: Michael Flynn

Flynn Met With FBI Without Trump’s Knowledge

NBC News reports: A year ago today, Donald Trump’s newly sworn–in national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met privately in his West Wing office with FBI investigators interested in his communications with Russia’s ambassador, without a lawyer or the knowledge of the president and other top White House officials, according to people familiar with the matter. Flynn’s FBI interview on Jan. ...

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Mueller Seeks To Grill Trump On Comey And Flynn

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans. Mueller’s interest in the events that led Trump to push out Flynn and Comey indicates that ...

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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 ...

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Michael Flynn’s Family Demands Pardon From Trump

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump should pardon his former national security adviser and campaign aide Michael Flynn, who “has taken the biggest fall,” Flynn’s brother said Tuesday. In a since-deleted tweet, Joseph Flynn said Trump must get the former Army general off the hook for his December 1 guilty plea stemming from his contacts with the former Russian ambassador. The ...

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Trump Refuses To Rule Out Pardon For Michael Flynn

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Friday did not dismiss the idea of pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn after he pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the US. Asked whether he would consider a pardon for Flynn, Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn Friday morning ...

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Flynn Promised Business Partner That Russian Sanctions Would Be “Ripped Up” Once Trump Took Office

The New York Times reports: Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, told a former business associate that economic sanctions against Russia would be “ripped up” as one of the Trump administration’s first acts, according to an account by a whistle-blower made public on Wednesday. Mr. Flynn believed that ending the sanctions could allow a business project he ...

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Trump: I Feel Sorry For Flynn, Hillary Lied To The FBI Many Times And Nothing Happened To Her [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday defended former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying it’s “very unfair” he was charged with a crime and Hillary Clinton was not. “Well, I feel badly for Gen. Flynn,” Trump told reporters. “I feel very badly. He’d led a very strong life.” “I will say this, Hillary Clinton lied many times to the ...

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Saturday Night Live’s Hillary Clinton Visits Trump As The Ghost Of Christmas Future: Lock Him Up [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: December is here, and Saturday Night Live is getting into the Christmas spirit — by casting Donald Trump as Scrooge. Alec Baldwin’s Trump returned to the show Saturday in the cold open, where he found himself visited by the ghosts of his past, present, and future. But first up was Mikey Day as Michael Flynn, who pleaded ...

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Trump: Investors Should Sue ABC Over “False” Report

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump suggested investors who lost money when the stock market fell following ABC’s erroneous report alleging Trump told Mike Flynn to make contact with the Russians as a candidate sue the reporter who made the error. Ross’ report — later corrected to state Trump asked Flynn to make contact with the Russians when he was ...

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Emails Contradict White House On Michael Flynn

The New York Times reports: When President Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in February, White House officials portrayed him as a renegade who had acted independently in his discussions with a Russian official during the presidential transition and then lied to his colleagues about the interactions. But emails among top transition officials, provided or described to ...

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Trump Defends Michael Flynn’s “Lawful” Actions

CBS News reports: President Trump spoke publicly Saturday morning for the first time since his former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday. “What has been shown is no collusion, no collusion,” Mr. Trump said, responding to a reporter’s question about whether the Flynn plea worries him before pivoting to a major tax ...

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Trump On Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: There’s Been Absolutely No Collusion So We’re Very Happy [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday addressed for the first time his former national security adviser’s admission that he lied to FBI investigators about his contact with Russian officials. “No, I’m not” worried about what Michael Flynn will tell investigators, Trump told reporters. “What has been shown is no collusion,” he said. “There’s been absolutely no collusion so we’re ...

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Steve Schmidt: We’re Seeing The Unraveling Of All The Lies, Trump’s Lies, Pence’s Lies, Sessions’ Lies [VIDEO]

“It’s impossible to overstate what a big deal this is. Once again today, this moves closer to the Oval Office. And we see the unraveling of all the lies. The president’s lies, the vice president’s lies, the attorney general’s lies, and we see an administration that has a nonstop proclivity to lying, now we’re seeing the criminal consequences of it.” ...

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Shep Smith: Calling This “Fake News” Is A Lie [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Fox News’ Shep Smith today, in reacting to the Michael Flynn plea agreement, said, “The list of people who lied is getting longer and longer.” Smith spoke with Wall Street Journal associate editor John Bussey, who agreed with Smith that there are important lingering questions about Flynn and why he lied and why President Trump gives Russia “a ...

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Fox News: This Is A Nightmare For Trump [VIDEO]

“This is probably the tip of a prosecutorial iceberg, so to speak. It’s a nightmare for Donald Trump, because General Flynn was his constant companion on foreign policy and national security matters from June of 2015 to the time the President fired him. “Another downside for the president is this keeps the Russia story front and center at a time ...

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Junior Summoned By Senate Intelligence Committee

Tickity tock: Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Trump, will meet with Senate Intelligence Committee staff this month as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the committee’s chairman, confirmed to NBC News on Friday that Trump Jr. would speak to staff. CNN previously reported that Trump Jr. ...

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REPORT: Kushner Ordered Flynn To Contact Russians

Bloomberg reports: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea Friday for lying to the FBI is alarming news for Donald Trump. But the first person it’s likely to jeopardize will be the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Two former officials with the Trump transition team who worked closely with Flynn say that during the last days of the Obama administration, ...

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Drudge Report: Merry Christmas Mr. Mueller!

Homocon Matt Drudge, the longtime darling of right, seems to be enjoying today’s news for some reason, having posted exclamatory links to well-known fake news outlets like CNN, NBC, ABC, and the Daily Beast. Notably missing (so far) from Drudge’s coverage of the still unfolding scandal are any links to Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, Sputnik News, or RT – all of ...

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White House: Flynn Only Worked Here 25 Days And Nothing He Says Implicates Anyone Else [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: In a statement, White House lawyer Ty Cobb said, “The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates ...

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BREAKING: Flynn Will Testify Against Trump, Says Trump Ordered Him To Collude With Russia [VIDEO]

HOLY CRAP. ABC News reports that Michael Flynn promised “full cooperation to the Mueller team” and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians.” More from ABC: The general told confidants about his decision to plead guilty in the last 24 hours, according to people close to Flynn, who say ...

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