Tag: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

Russia Probe: Micheal Flynn is about to be Slandered by Team Trump

President Donald Trump’s lawyers in the Russia investigation want to undermine the credibility of ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn if he alleges wrongdoing by top White House officials, The Washington Post reported, citing three sources. Flynn, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI, is reportedly cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.…

Trump: It’s ‘Very Unfair’ That Flynn Was Charged And Hillary Wasn’t

President Trump told reporters Monday morning that it was “very unfair” that his former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI. Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton had also misled investigators. “I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’d led a very strong life,” he said. “I…

Flynn To Testify Trump Directed Him To Make Contact With The Russians

Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that President Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News reported on Friday. “[Flynn] is prepared to testify…against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House,” Brian Ross reported. He added that Flynn’s testimony, as such, would…

Michael Flynn Charged With Lying To FBI, Expected To Plead Guilty

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty this morning to making “willfully” false statements to the FBI about his contact with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn is reportedly seeking a plea deal, a move that was first signaled last week when his attorneys broke off conversations with White House lawyers.…

Dems To Mueller: Flynn Broke The Law On Security Forms

Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did not disclose a trip he took to arrange a $100 billion Saudi-Russia business deal in his application for security clearance, House Democrats claim in a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller. Further, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and New York Rep. Eliot Engel say responses from Flynn…

Trump Asked Intel Chief Coats To Intervene With Comey/Russia Probe

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats reportedly told his associates that President Donald Trump asked him to convince former FBI Director James Comey to back off on the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Coats, according to The Washington Post, decided against it. Trump reportedly asked Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo…

Mueller Inv. Expands To Grand-Jury Probe Of Flynn’s Turkey Ties

The federal investigation of possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian officials now includes a grand-jury investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. According to Reuters, three sources said the investigation—led by newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller—will expand to look into Flynn’s paid work as a lobbyist for Turkish business magnate…

Jared Kushner Asked Kisylak For Secret Back Channel To The Kremlin

Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his…

Jared Kushner Now Under Scrutiny By FBI Over Russia Probe

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of the agency’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to officials who spoke with NBC News, investigators at the agency believe Kushner “has significant information relevant to their inquiry,” adding “that does not mean they suspect him of a…

Flynn Will Invoke Fifth Amendment, Refuse To Comply With Subpoena

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to comply with a subpoena and invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination on Monday, according to a report by the Associated Press. The subpoena seeking documents was issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding an investigation into Russian meddling—and President Trump’s potential role in that interference.…

Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, along with other advisers to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, were in contact with Russians in at least 18 calls or emails during the last seven months of the election, according to records now under review by the FBI and congressional investigators. Reuters reports that at least six of the…

Trump Was Aware Flynn Was Under Investigation Before Inauguration

According to a report in The New York Times, former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation. The alleged warning which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Flynn of the inquiry, which focused on his alleged secret work as…

Trump Asked FBI Director Comey to End Flynn Investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation WATCH THE LIVE BREAKING NEWS STREAM HERE According to the New York Times: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February,…

Yates: Russians Had ‘Real Leverage’ Over Flynn [VIDEO]

Russian officials had “real leverage” over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told CNN. In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, Yates says Flynn was in a “serious compromise situation,” which led her to inform the White House. Before his dismissal, Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence, and…

Colbert: Even Comey’s Firing Was All About Trump [VIDEO]

Colbert point out the irony of Trump firing Comey for hurting Hillary Clinton during the election, in his Trump voice: “Thanks for the presidency, Jimmy. Now don’t let the door hit you where the Electoral College split ya.” Colbert read Trump’s letter to Comey, which alleged that Comey had told him three times that he…

Trevor Noah Mocks Trump/Comey Firing [VIDEO]

On his latest show Trevor Noah addressed Donald Trump explanation of firing FBI director James Comey over his investigation with Russian. “The memo says, ‘I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails,’” Mr. Noah said. “And another part of it says, ‘We do not hold press conferences…

Sally Yates: I Told WH Michael Flynn Was ‘Compromised’

At a hearing Monday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper faced questions about ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Russia’s election interference, and President Trump’s executive order banning travel from several majority-Muslim nations. Yates said she told the administration Jan. 26 that…

Ex Att. Gen. Sally Yates Expected To Testify On Flynn/Russia Probe

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing May 8 on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yates and James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence will appear at an open hearing of the crime and terrorism subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It will mark…

Pentagon Warned Flynn in 2014, Launches Investigation

Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings has released three new documents related to former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s acceptance of payment by the Russian and Turkish governments. The documents consist of a 2014…

FOX News: Trump Briefed Fully On Flynn Russian Calls [VIDEO]

Fox News’s John Roberts reported that his sources told him that Trump was fully briefed about the conversations Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The people who briefed the President would know the content. Also, Flynn remembered the conversations clearly when questioned by the White House Counsel’s Office during their investigation. [email protected]: @POTUS was in…

Flynn Lied To FBI About Discussing Russia Sanctions

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said. The Jan. 24 interview…

GOP Requests Investigation on Flynn Leaks

House Republicans Chaffetz, Goodlatte requested an investigation late Wednesday into leaks of information that contributed to the ouster of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte requested that the Department of Justice investigate the leaks over fears that intelligence…

Mika Brzezinski: Conway Will No Longer Be Booked On ‘Morning Joe’

MSNBC’s Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski says she will no longer allow senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show; I won’t do it,” Brzezinski said of Conway on Wednesday morning. “I don’t believe in fake news or information that is…

Keith Olbermann: Michael Flynn Must Now Be Arrested [VIDEO]

Watch Keith Olbermann demanding Gen. Michael Flynn be arrested for the laws he’s broken. Flynn negotiating foreign policy while not holding any position in government is a breach of the Logan Act. “I call for the immediate investigation for whether his relationship with the Russian government is limited to activities covered by the Logan Act,”…

Report: Michael Flynn Under Investigation for Russia Ties

The National Security Adviser to President Trump’s new administration Michael Flynn its under investigation—and possibly still is—for what has been described as his “repeated contacts” with a Russian official, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Flynn’s communications have been under scrutiny by the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department as part of…

Flynn Regularly Broke Rules in Military Career

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s newly named national security adviser, was cited bragging about breaking the rules during his Army career in a new report from The New Yorker. Flynn told The New Yorker’s Dana Priest that when he was stationed at a CIA post in Iraq he would sneak out without the…