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RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 US ELECTION -- THE INVESTIGATION
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August 4, 2017

The New York Times reports Mueller asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn. The Times reported investigators questioned witnesses as to whether the Turkish government made secret payments to Flynn during the 2016 campaign.

August 5, 2017

Russia’s former ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, denies he discussed secrets or sanctions with Flynn. The comments were made during an interview on Russian television.

October 30, 2017

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Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos

Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, and business associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and violating federal lobbying and banking laws.

News reports that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos struck a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, secretly pleading guilty three weeks ago to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Kremlin-connected Russians.





12-03-2017 10:33 AM
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November 10, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports Mueller is investigating Flynn and his son Michael Flynn Jr.’s attempts to forcibly remove a Muslim cleric from the United States. The Journal said the two were involved in a plan to deliver Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government, which views Gulen as an enemy.​

November 23, 2017

News breaks that Flynn's lawyers told President Trump's legal team they can no longer share information about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A Trump administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, described the move as routine and that it would not affect the president.


December 1, 2017

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Special counsel Robert Mueller charged former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn ^ with lying about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Flynn pleaded guilty.

The court filing, which was made public Dec. 1, states Flynn “did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to FBI agents during a Jan. 24 interview.

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Time line source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017...914959001/





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In response to news of Flynn's guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with Mueller's investigation, President Trump tweeted:
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I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
9:14 AM - Dec 2, 2017

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The official story when Flynn resigned was that he was pushed out for lying to VP Mike Pence about not discussing sanctions with Russians prior to Trump taking office.

Pence told tv interviewers what Flynn told him, thus repeating the lie to the public.

After Flynn's ouster, Trump called Flynn a great guy and said he thought Flynn got a bad deal from the press.

Now, Trump's tweet claims he knew that Flynn also lied to the FBI. If he knew, why didn't tell the FBI? That's the question.

The answer today comes from one of Trump's lawyers.





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The apparent admission by the president -- that he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI at the time of his firing -- seems to add a potentially explosive new dimension to the ongoing special counsel investigation.

If true, why then would Trump ask the FBI director to go easy on Flynn, as former FBI Director James Comey later testified? The message set off renewed talk of potential evidence of obstruction of justice.

So today, Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd is claiming that he wrote the "sloppy" tweet sent out by President Trump yesterday. It's very hard for me to believe a lawyer would be behind writing such a post.

It's unclear who actually tweeted out the message; it is unlikely Dowd has direct access to the president's official Twitter account and could have tweeted without his knowledge or involvement, sources said.

Story: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-lawye...ed-to-fbi/





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Super duper fantastic thread!

Looking forward to indictments with Jared & Don Jr.'s name on 'em!






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hah The only people talking about Hillary is you and people like you. You can't quit her either. hah






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Your tears are delicious.





12-03-2017 12:49 PM
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Riiiight.

You do the very same thing other trump fans do, you pull Hillary out of your ass when you don't have anything else to say. hah






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(12-03-2017 12:49 PM)BigMark Wrote:  Your tears are delicious.

That's not anybody else's tears your tongue is relishing Biggie. It's your own snot. Crying-into-tissue

Some of us can follow facts and sequences of events without crying or deflecting and have done so for years.

That includes investigations into Hillary Clinton's private server, Anthony Weiner's sexting, Dennis Hastert's pedophilia, Trump's campaign interactions, and countless cases of misusing campaign finances for personal gain (on both sides of the aisle).





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(12-03-2017 01:01 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  That's not anybody else's tears your tongue is relishing Biggie. It's your own snot. Crying-into-tissue


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Leaked emails show Flynn's right-hand woman, ^ KT McFarland, discussing Obama's Russia sanctions hours after they were announced.

McFarland said that the December 29 declaration was designed to get the incoming president to make rash tweet.

'If there is a tit-for-tat escalation Trump will have difficulty improving relations with Russia, which has just thrown USA election to him,' she wrote.

The White House lawyer dealing with the Russia probe said she was talking about how the election was portrayed by the Dems.

The email was also sent to Flynn, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon; that day Flynn called a Russian ambassador.

The White House said Flynn had a mandate to call ambassador despite the Logan Act, and that Flynn's lies to the FBI were the only illegal act.

Story:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/ru....html?_r=0
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-call.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/emails-kt...nn-2017-12
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McFarland's statement looks incriminating on the surface. I'm betting Mueller and the congressional investigators will want to speak with her soon.

As for Flynn...............the problem for the administration, in my opinion, is the obvious question, "why lie to the FBI if you aren't covering something up?" It's not like Mike Flynn is ignorant when it comes to national security protocols and laws.





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Ty Cobb, trump's attorney is trying to distance the White House from General Flynn. He said that Flynn wasn't national security adviser for very long, and he was an “Obama administration official”.

Seriously.






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(12-03-2017 02:27 PM)Duchess Wrote:  Ty Cobb, trump's attorney is trying to distance the White House from General Flynn. He said that Flynn wasn't national security adviser for very long, and he was an “Obama administration official”.

Seriously.

It's a very transparent and juvenile attempt at distancing. While those easily refutable revisionist-history strategies probably work with the majority of the core base/Trump-loyalists, those voters' beliefs have zero effect on the independent investigation and the facts.

We all know that Flynn was key to the campaign and a very close confidante of Candidate / President Elect / President Trump. Some of us saw that Flynn was clearly off his rocker (same as Rudy) early in the campaign and raised our eyebrows when he was appointed by Trump as National Security Advisor.

We also know that President Obama directly advised Trump against entrusting Flynn with a position. Trump did so anyway.

We also know that electoral liaison and campaign manager, Paul Manafort, wasn't some minor player in the campaign like Trump, his counsel, and the administration now claim.

Based on the published communications of energy advisor George Papadopolus (posted upthread), he doesn't appear to have been some glorified 'coffee boy', as the Trump administration tried to portray him after he plead guilty to lying to the FBI.

The truth and facts, recorded real time, are all well-documented across volumes of media sources.





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