“Terrified Trump Plans To Paint Michael Flynn As A ‘Liar’ If He Exposes Russia Crimes”


POLITICUS USA

“Trump will try to paint Flynn as a liar, but it’ll be a tough sell given all the praise he has heaped on the ex-national security adviser.” MORE

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“Rachel Maddow Says What Others Won’t: Mike Pence Is In Really Big Trouble For The Russia Scandal”


POLITICUS USA

“Maddow said, “I’ll leave you with this, Mike Pence is in trouble. It is possible that the Vice President did nothing wrong, nothing criminal, but he really has been left out in the cold by the White House when it comes to the Michael Flynn story and Michael Flynn’s guilty plea. The White House is still telling a story about how and why and when Mike Flynn was fired. A story that all defends on this account by and about the vice president that is now disproven. That doesn’t make any sense. And they are trying, I guess, to stick with this thing but really do need a new account now of how Michael Flynn was fired and why because the old one can no longer be operative. What had been their operative explanation for why Flynn was fired is the White House was shocked, shocked to learn Mike Flynn had lied to vice president Mike pence about his conversations with the Russian government.” MORE

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower with Russians, citing attorney-client privilege because of the presence of attorneys during the exchange with his father.

President Donald Trump and his son had a conversation this summer after Trump Jr. produced emails about his involvement in the Trump Tower meeting, according to Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and the committee’s ranking member who attended the Wednesday session. At the classified hearing, Trump Jr. acknowledged speaking with senior White House aide Hope Hicks to help craft a response to the initial reports, sources said.

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More headlines on the Russia investigation:

— Whistleblower: Flynn told colleague Russia sanctions would be ‘ripped up’

— Revelations about Michael Flynn raise new questions about what Pence knew

— More charges could be coming against former Trump aide Rick Gates (corrected)

“The Mike Flynn “Lock Her Up” Yule Log: The Daily Show”


“Mueller homes in on Michael Flynn: How much did Trump know?”


SALON

So the assumption is that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller and may be negotiating a plea agreement. On Monday, ABC News reported that Flynn’s attorney Robert Kelner met with members of Mueller’s team, which suggests that speculation may very well be correct.” MORE

“Mike Flynn Is Going Down With Trump On Russia By Refusing Request To Be A Senate Witness”


POLITICUS USA

President Donald Trump warned his fired National Security Adviser Mike Flynn to “stay strong” last April, and Flynn is “staying strong” by refusing a new request to appear as a witness before the Senate Intelligence committee, according to a report by CNN.

 

 

 

“Top GOP Operative Worked With Michael Flynn During Campaign To Obtain Hacked Clinton Emails”


POLITICUS USA

It’s becoming increasingly hard to believe that Trump had no idea what some of his closest advisers were up to with respect to Russia.

“Michael Flynn Reportedly Plans To Hand Over Some Documents In Senate Russia Probe”


HUFFINGTON POST

Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, White House national security adviser-designate, walks through the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. President-elect Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of the U.S. intelligence community, suggesting the agencies he’ll count on for briefings on everything from terrorist operations to foreign military maneuvers don’t have enough evidence to back up their conclusion that Russia hacked the U.S. election campaign. Photographer: Anthony Behar/Pool via Bloomberg

“Senior Russian Officials Tried To Use Trump’s Associates To Influence Him During Campaign”


POLITICUS USA

The Russians tried to take advantage of the fact that Trump is easily influenced by those around him and has no core convictions.

“Mike Flynn takes the Fifth, refuses Senate testimony subpoena”


SALON

In 2016, the former Trump adviser said, “when you’re given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime”