“Trump told aides firing Flynn was a mistake”


POLITICO

The president has grown obsessed with defending the tough-talking 58-year-old general, repeatedly telling aides and associates in private that Flynn was a ‘good man.’

“Trump Knew Michael Flynn Was Being Investigated Before Making Him National Security Adviser”


POLITICUS USA

The New York Times just added fuel to the raging dumpster fire threatening to take down this White House.

“Justice Department appoints special counsel in Russia probe”


MSNBC

Chris Matthews brings in Senator Richard Blumenthal and Michael Schmidt, reporter for the New York Times, to discuss the Justice Department appointing a special counsel on the Russia probe.

“Comey memo: Trump asked for end of Flynn”


MSNBC

Mike Schmidt, reporter for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about his scoop that James Comey’s notes from a meeting with Donald Trump include a description of Trump asking Comey to end the investigation into disgraced Trump NSA Mike Flynn.

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to sources familiar with the matter.

CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI’s broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

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“Donald Trump praises James Comey”


“Key moments from Sally Yates’ Flynn testimony”


POLITICO

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said that she alerted the White House earlier this year that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “essentially blackmailed by the Russians.”

“We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians,” Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee in a high-profile hearing on Russian meddling in the US election.

Yates told the panel that she had a meeting with White House Counsel Donald McGahn on January 26 to tell him that she had information that statements by Vice President Mike Pence, based on his conversations with Flynn, were false. She was joined in the meeting by a senior career official in the Justice Department.

“We weren’t the only ones that knew all of this, that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done and the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others,” Yates said, relating the contents of her conversation with McGahn.

Yates was speaking at a hearing led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, who opened with an implicit rebuke of President Trump and his alternative explanations for the interference in the election.

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“Sally Yates Is About To Blow The Russia Scandal Wide Open By Debunking Trump’s Lies”


POLITICUS USA

Sally Yates is described as being motivated and ready to set the record straight about the warning that she gave the White House about Mike Flynn’s Russia activities when he testifies before the Senate.

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