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Thursday, May 18, 2017

President Trump's disgraced ex-national security adviser Mike Flynn thumbed his nose at the US Senate Thursday, with his lawyer saying he would not comply with a subpoena to testify.

The Senate wanted answers from Flynn about his own and the Trump Administration's ties to Russia.
Flynn had requested immunity before testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee -- a move Trump called a good idea -- but the upper chamber of Congress turned him down.



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The only people who delay justice are the guilty

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-05-18 12:00 PM | Reply

Well, we now know Pence was lying in March when he told Bret Baier it was the "first" he'd heard of concerns regarding Flynn.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-18 12:19 PM | Reply

I've believed for a long time that it was Pence who leaked the info about Flynn to the press in February to cover his own arse. Who me, head of the transition team and VP of the US, I know nothing!

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-05-18 12:28 PM | Reply

Flynn had requested immunity before testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee -- a move Trump called a good idea -- but the upper chamber of Congress turned him down.

Immunity for what? I thought this whole Russia investigation was a hoax and a witch hunt?

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-05-18 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, what happens to him if he defies the subpoena? Shouldn't he be arrested and held until he agrees to comply?

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-05-18 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-18 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 If Yurtle was indeed interested in the truth yes.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-18 12:52 PM | Reply

Yahoo News reports today that the president may have ignored the warnings not to contact Flynn.

"Late last month, fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn – under investigation by federal prosecutors, with his lawyer seeking immunity for him to testify to Congress – met with a small group of loyalists at a restaurant in the northern Virginia suburbs. [ ... ]

[O]ne overriding question among those present were his views on the president who had fired him from his national security advisor post. Flynn left little doubt about the answer. Not only did he remain loyal to President Trump; he indicated that he and the president were still in communication. "I just got a message from the president to stay strong," Flynn said after the meal was over, according to two sources who are close to Flynn and are familiar with the conversation, which took place on April 25."

Yahoo News' report added that Flynn didn't specify how, exactly, he'd communicated with the president, but for legal purposes, it may not matter. (I)f Trump really did reach out to his former aide, ignoring repeated warnings from the White House counsel's office, it may be time for the political world to have a conversation about witness tampering.

After all, Flynn, a former foreign agent whom the Justice Department believes was compromised by Russia, is the subject of a criminal investigation. Common sense suggests Trump should keep his distance.

But we've nevertheless learned in recent days that the president asked his then-FBI director to cut Flynn some slack in the FBI's counter-espionage investigation, and now there's a report that Trump reached out to Flynn personally. Steve Benen

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-05-18 12:55 PM | Reply

"Stay Strong" = "Dont lose your nerve and tattle to the Investigators about our Criminal Conspiracy".

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-05-18 01:11 PM | Reply

By the time this is over -- and it wont be over (if it's ever over) for a good while yet - Flynn's attorneys will have instructed him in all he needs to know about wealth transfer.

I wonder, will they take payment from him in Russian rubles and Turkish lira?

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-18 01:20 PM | Reply

"Stay Strong" = "Dont pay the contractors who built your hotel".

#11 | Posted by danni at 2017-05-18 01:39 PM | Reply

Senate testimony would be a picnic compared to having the Special Counsel BBQ him.

Which will happen.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-18 01:43 PM | Reply

"Following the election, Flynn and Kislyak discussed creating a back channel communication to skirt the American national security establishment. Both the Russians and Flynn regarded that establishment as being opposed to improved relations. Given the revelations of recent days that back channel could also have been useful for Trump to furnish more classified information to the Russians without the national security apparatus being aware."


#13 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-18 01:49 PM | Reply

There's more: www.drudge.com

#14 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-05-18 02:01 PM | Reply

Thanks, Tony.
You've got to be a Jesse Owens to keep up with this exploding garbage fire of a presidency,

#15 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-18 02:27 PM | Reply

BREAKING: Senate panel says it has not received response from Michael Flynn's lawyer, correcting earlier comments from chairman.

Via AP.

Not that this ----------- isn't fun to watch...

#16 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-05-18 02:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I know, it's exhausting yet exhilarating at the same time. We're witnessing historic events in real time and watching how each new piece builds upon another that's already known, rinse repeat.

We are cursed to live in interesting times, but anyone who even looked at Trump beyond the surface could have predicted this outcome. It was inevitable based on the man himself.

#17 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-05-18 02:33 PM | Reply

Not that this ----------- isn't fun to watch...

It doesn't matter whether Flynn shows or blows the Senate. He's already been subpoenaed by the federal grand jury for his financial records. The money he received likely originated from criminals.

We're discussing his guilt, not whether or not he bothers to avail himself before Congress. By his own admission he's already guilty of multiple offenses surrounding his foreign payments and his placement into his NSA role, not to mention violating the Logan Act and then lying to the FBI about it.

If I were supporting Flynn, I don't see anything to be buoyed about, do you?

#18 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-05-18 02:38 PM | Reply

Flynn stays in touch with Trump to "protect" him:

The two have stayed in touch, according to a Yahoo News report Thursday, confirmed by multiple White House and administration sources.

One person close to Flynn say he has kept up lines of communication since offering his resignation to "protect the president" from the growing controversy involving the Trump campaign's ties to Russian government interests.

A longtime Trump confidant also confirmed to The Daily Beast that Trump had mentioned to him that he had communicated with Lt. Gen. Flynn in the past few weeks -- long after Flynn had been given the boot from the Trump administration.


#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-05-18 04:03 PM | Reply

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