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Thursday, December 28, 2017

President Donald Trump's legal team plans to cast doubt on former national security adviser Michael Flynn's credibility if he makes any claims implicating members of Trump's administration, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The Washington Post reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the strategy, that Trump's legal team would accuse Flynn of lobbing any such accusations in order to protect himself. In February, after Flynn resigned from the White House, Trump defended Flynn and blamed the media for his resignation. "What he did wasn't wrong, what he did in terms of the information he saw," Trump said at a press conference after Flynn's resignation. "What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information."

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Well, they sort of have a choice. Trump can pardon him or call him a liar.

What this looks like is a President intimidating a witness to not testify against him. SO the testimony must be pretty damaging, otherwise he'd be offering a pardon and saying it was fake news.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-28 12:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump calling someone a liar? That's rich.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-12-28 08:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Mueller needs to offer Flynn immunity from further prosecution so so that there is no value in protecting Trump. He needs to offer it to his son too and any other members of the administration who can testify against Trump.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-28 09:03 AM | Reply

Trump, the liar, calls Flynn a liar, and to punish Flynn's lies, The Liar-In-Chief is reportedly considering pardoning him.

"Professional Courtesy" no doubt.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-28 03:57 PM | Reply

Trump calling someone a liar? That's rich.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

They say it takes one to know one.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 04:38 PM | Reply

Will this be before or after he fires Mueller?

#6 | Posted by homerj at 2017-12-28 05:52 PM | Reply

In other news, Muellers prosecutors plan on calling Trump a liar.

And they have overwhelming evidence from Trump himself to back up their claim.

Check.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-28 06:40 PM | Reply

A pardon would not indemnify Flynn from testifying. So Trump is toast with or without a pardon. We don't know the details of Flynn's agreement with Muller but it certainly must include some truth telling in lieu of prosecution.

Trump seems surprised that Flynn doesn't want to go to prison for him. A normal person would have anticipated it. But then, we're talking about Trump here and we all know he's a long way from normal . . . or even sane.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-29 12:45 AM | Reply

Trump seems surprised that Flynn doesn't want to go to prison for him. A normal person would have anticipated it. But then, we're talking about Trump here and we all know he's a long way from normal ... or even sane.

#8 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

Organized crime bosses are always surprised when their soldiers flip on them.

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-12-29 01:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

JOHNNY

I've heard that organized crime bosses extract a very serious penalty . . . sometimes fatal . . . for such indiscretions.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-29 02:02 AM | Reply

The whole reason Mueller is so secretive is to get the information first. If Flynn was pardoned, they still have his sworn statements so he can't back out of them. If Mueller's investigation was leaking, Trump could pre-emptively pardon people so they wouldn't have to cut deals and offer sworn statements. But now its too late in Flynn's case.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-29 12:23 PM | Reply

SYCOPHANT

A pardon does not excuse people from testifying. It just means they can't pled the Fifth. Mueller can still subpoena and compel testimony. A judge can charge them with contempt of court if they don't answer.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-29 07:21 PM | Reply

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