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Fri May 17, 2019, 08:23 PM

NEW: Flynn reached out to Gaetz while cooperating w/ Mueller, telling him to "keep the pressure on"

NEW: Michael Flynn reached out on Twitter last April to Mueller critic Rep. Gaetz, telling him to "keep the pressure on."

Gaetz says he didn't respond to the DM, sent while Flynn was cooperating w Mueller.





Flynn's outreach is separate from the contact w/ Congress referenced in yesterday's court filing, but it adds to a perception that's played out in court that Flynn has modulated between helping the special counsel and stoking Mueller's critics in the GOP



Updated w/ CNN article

Flynn contacted GOP Mueller critic while cooperating with special counsel

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe, according to messages obtained by CNN.

Flynn sent Twitter direct messages to Rep. Matt Gaetz, encouraging the Florida Republican to "keep the pressure on." It's not clear if Flynn sent additional messages to other lawmakers.

"You stay on top of what you're doing. Your leadership is so vital for our country now. Keep the pressure on," Flynn wrote in an April 2018 message to Gaetz, which was obtained by CNN.

On the evening Flynn sent the message to Gaetz, the lawmaker had appeared on Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight," where he criticized the Mueller investigation.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/politics/michael-flynn-mueller-matt-gaetz/index.html

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Reply NEW: Flynn reached out to Gaetz while cooperating w/ Mueller, telling him to "keep the pressure on" (Original post)
MelissaB May 2019 OP
MelissaB May 2019 #1
Atticus May 2019 #2
Leghorn21 May 2019 #3
Turbineguy May 2019 #4
UniteFightBack May 2019 #5
uponit7771 May 2019 #9
moondust May 2019 #6
riversedge May 2019 #7
uponit7771 May 2019 #8
Mc Mike May 2019 #10

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:28 PM

1. CNN article

Flynn contacted GOP Mueller critic while cooperating with special counsel

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe, according to messages obtained by CNN.

Flynn sent Twitter direct messages to Rep. Matt Gaetz, encouraging the Florida Republican to "keep the pressure on." It's not clear if Flynn sent additional messages to other lawmakers.

"You stay on top of what you're doing. Your leadership is so vital for our country now. Keep the pressure on," Flynn wrote in an April 2018 message to Gaetz, which was obtained by CNN.

On the evening Flynn sent the message to Gaetz, the lawmaker had appeared on Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight," where he criticized the Mueller investigation.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/politics/michael-flynn-mueller-matt-gaetz/index.html

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:28 PM

2. Fun Fact: when you look up "smarmy punk" in any reputable dictionary, you'll

find a picture of Matt Gaetz!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. Aw man, I thought he was all in, bigly, but no I guess not

I wonder why we know about this - who talked?

Well, legally, I guess this is fine and dandy - not like Manafortís witness tampering efforts

Or is it

Hell, I donít know ANYthing, but Iím sure looking forward to May 31!!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:22 PM

4. Gaetz is even

slimier than Nunes.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:55 PM

5. Michael Flynn's reputation is irreparably damaged. He is down a rabbit hole. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Sat May 18, 2019, 06:14 AM

9. +1, and all for nothing !!!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:12 PM

6. Two counties in FL hacked by Russians.

Apparently at least one of those counties is in the FL Panhandle. The Panhandle also happens to be the location of Gaetz's district (1st district). Must be a coincidence, right?

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 11:45 PM

7. "Flynn's disclosures to Mueller raised the possibility that Trump or others around the President may




......Gaetz also received a message in February of this year. On the day that Attorney General William Barr was confirmed, Flynn sent Gaetz GIFs of a bald eagle and an American flag, without any accompanying text.
Gaetz, who called for Mueller's resignation and has been among the most vocal critics of the special counsel, confirmed that he received the messages, but said he did not respond. Gaetz did not have a prior relationship with Flynn, he said.
The messages raise fresh questions about Flynn's contact with politically powerful people following his guilty plea in the Mueller probe. They add to a perception that has played out in Flynn's courtroom proceedings that he has modulated between helping the special counsel and stoking Mueller's critics in the Republican Party.

Flynn's cooperation with Mueller is in the spotlight again after court records unsealed on Thursday revealed that Flynn had told the special counsel that "persons connected to the administration or Congress" had contacted him -- with an attorney for President Donald Trump even leaving a voicemail -- and potentially attempted to influence his willingness to cooperate. Mueller credited Flynn with telling investigators he had been contacted, and the special counsel asked a judge last year to consider not sending Flynn to jail for his crime because he had been so helpful.

Flynn's disclosures to Mueller raised the possibility that Trump or others around the President may have attempted to obstruct justice with the outreach to Flynn. But Mueller did not go into detail on that possibility in either the new Flynn court filing or in his final report on possible obstruction of justice. ...................

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 06:13 AM

8. K&R,

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 08:23 AM

10. Gaetz, Nunes, Jordan, they're all dirty.

All compromised.

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