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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:55 PM

Flynn just resigned!! AP confirms.

Per CNN.

Breaking banner on CNN. They're reading his resignation letter live now. He's gone.

http://www.cnn.com/


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BREAKING: National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned.
10:06 PM · Feb 13, 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/AP_Politics/status/831353809020526596

Michael Flynn resigns: Trump's national security adviser quits over Russia links – live

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/feb/14/flynn-resigns-donald-trump-national-security-adviser-russia-links-live


Keith Kellog acting NSA at the moment. Petraeus to "come in tomorrow" reason unclear.

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Reply Flynn just resigned!! AP confirms. (Original post)
herding cats Feb 2017 OP
Grassy Knoll Feb 2017 #1
herding cats Feb 2017 #4
apcalc Feb 2017 #2
herding cats Feb 2017 #61
StarryNite Feb 2017 #73
Warpy Feb 2017 #3
herding cats Feb 2017 #6
doc03 Feb 2017 #5
herding cats Feb 2017 #48
doc03 Feb 2017 #50
herding cats Feb 2017 #55
StarryNite Feb 2017 #75
Kimchijeon Feb 2017 #51
hay rick Feb 2017 #7
herding cats Feb 2017 #8
leftstreet Feb 2017 #9
MissB Feb 2017 #58
StarryNite Feb 2017 #76
NoGoodNamesLeft Feb 2017 #10
roamer65 Feb 2017 #11
herding cats Feb 2017 #15
roamer65 Feb 2017 #19
herding cats Feb 2017 #59
forgotmylogin Feb 2017 #47
Hekate Feb 2017 #12
herding cats Feb 2017 #17
Grassy Knoll Feb 2017 #13
Blaukraut Feb 2017 #14
herding cats Feb 2017 #21
Blaukraut Feb 2017 #29
herding cats Feb 2017 #32
oasis Feb 2017 #16
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #18
herding cats Feb 2017 #22
X_Digger Feb 2017 #20
nolabear Feb 2017 #23
herding cats Feb 2017 #27
Grammy23 Feb 2017 #34
csziggy Feb 2017 #74
LineReply .
struggle4progress Feb 2017 #24
Freethinker65 Feb 2017 #25
herding cats Feb 2017 #26
lillypaddle Feb 2017 #28
tavernier Feb 2017 #30
GreatCaesarsGhost Feb 2017 #42
fishwax Feb 2017 #31
Equinox Moon Feb 2017 #33
LeftInTX Feb 2017 #35
herding cats Feb 2017 #37
Freethinker65 Feb 2017 #40
mobeau69 Feb 2017 #69
herding cats Feb 2017 #36
Freethinker65 Feb 2017 #38
Equinox Moon Feb 2017 #67
tblue37 Feb 2017 #60
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #80
AgadorSparticus Feb 2017 #39
herding cats Feb 2017 #44
procon Feb 2017 #41
herding cats Feb 2017 #45
jeanmarc Feb 2017 #54
mvd Feb 2017 #43
herding cats Feb 2017 #46
mvd Feb 2017 #49
herding cats Feb 2017 #52
jeanmarc Feb 2017 #53
taught_me_patience Feb 2017 #56
herding cats Feb 2017 #57
Tatiana Feb 2017 #62
herding cats Feb 2017 #63
Tatiana Feb 2017 #64
herding cats Feb 2017 #66
True Dough Feb 2017 #65
UTUSN Feb 2017 #68
herding cats Feb 2017 #71
Cryptoad Feb 2017 #70
progree Feb 2017 #72
herding cats Feb 2017 #79
scscholar Feb 2017 #77
herding cats Feb 2017 #78
drray23 Feb 2017 #81
DonCoquixote Feb 2017 #82
herding cats Feb 2017 #83

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:56 PM

1. WHAAAT?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:57 PM

4. They're all floored, too.

He's out!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:56 PM

2. Bet he was " encouraged".

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Response to apcalc (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:33 AM

61. He fell on the sword.

For the higher ups.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #61)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:12 AM

73. Exactly!

He took one for the team. So many, many more to go!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:57 PM

3. If true, that's sooner than I expected

Either the staff managed to convince him to be the sacrificial lamb/agent or he realizes if he stays, he'll sink the lot of them. Or he just wants out of the spotlight to do his thing in the dark corners.

Interesting.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:57 PM

6. They're pretty sure, it's true

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:57 PM

5. One traitor down nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:19 AM

48. Many more to go.

At least if justice prevails.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #48)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:22 AM

50. The Trumpsters I know will still claim it is fake news nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #50)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:25 AM

55. I expect that, but I also expect a push for investigations.

Which I also expect to be met with a wall of resistance by the GOP. Luckily the press isn't as sympathetic anymore. They really messed up alienating the press, IMO.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #50)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:13 AM

75. Yup

I know 'them' too. They have swallowed the "orange" Kool Aid.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:22 AM

51. Yeah, let's keep this trend going

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:58 PM

7. He's out like Flynn. nt

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Response to hay rick (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:58 PM

8. Lol!

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Response to hay rick (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:58 PM

9. heh

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Response to hay rick (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:26 AM

58. Bwahahaha

perfectly stated.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:14 AM

76. HaHa!!!

Love it!!!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:58 PM

10. Lock him up! Lock him up!

 

Seeing as he actually did something that warrants being tossed in the pokey.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:59 PM

11. It's not going to stop with Flynn's resignation.

What did Dump know and when did he know it?

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

15. Maybe he did take that money from the Russian government in 2015?

Something pushed this over the edge.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:02 AM

19. Yep. Something is quite deep here.

Starting to have a very Nixonian feel to it.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:30 AM

59. I agree.

I doubt this is the last resignation we're going to see here. Let's just hope it goes all the way to the top!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:18 AM

47. They think they're so slick.

"Watch this, it'll be so quick and nobody will be the wiser!"

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 11:59 PM

12. Whoops!

Bye Felicia!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:01 AM

17. Exactly!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

13. KA FUCKIN BOOM

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

14. Damn. That'll pretty much end any deeper inquiries into this mess

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:03 AM

21. The army is still investigating him, right?

Wouldn't that, if true, help bring more light on this issue?

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Response to herding cats (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:06 AM

29. Yes, they are. Let's hope they do their due diligence!

There is no way Trump wasn't involved.

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:08 AM

32. I agree 100%

Trump is just as deeply involved in Russia.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:01 AM

16. We're not through with his ass yet. Congressional hearings ahead.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:01 AM

18. Come on tRumpy

Quit your stalling. Time for you to resign, too!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:04 AM

22. That's the breaking news I want!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:03 AM

20. What did Herr Twitler know, and when did he know it? n/t

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:04 AM

23. History, kids. We're living it.

Damn.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:06 AM

27. This isn't the exact way I'd wanted to experience making history, but I agree. nt

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Response to nolabear (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:09 AM

34. My thoughts exactly.

I remember during Watergate being glued to my TV set watching the hearings. I was in my 20s but I had the nagging feeling that history was playing out in front of us. Pay attention. This has the same feel and hopefully the same outcome. Buh-bye, Trumpolini.

Hopefully, this will be the first domino to fall.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:13 AM

74. Deja vu - it feels like 1972-73 all over again! nt



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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:04 AM

24. .

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:04 AM

25. Bet he disappears

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:05 AM

26. Back to Russia?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:06 AM

28. One down

and a bunch more to go.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:06 AM

30. Needs to spend more time with family.

Ya mon.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:14 AM

42. Especially his son

They're going out for pizza.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:08 AM

31. let this be the start of many resignations to come

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:08 AM

33. Okay, but we all realize this "protects" pence and trump.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:10 AM

35. I know

But Flynn is a bitter person...who likes to talk...

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:11 AM

37. Oh, good point!

He may not go peacefully.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:12 AM

40. He will be pardoned or silenced or "disappeared"

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:01 AM

69. Once the squeezing of Flynn begins

his lawyers will tell him to cut a deal and start singing.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:10 AM

36. And Trump.

I'm not happy, but hope this doesn't go away.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:11 AM

38. Nope. They all knew. As did Ryan, Bannon, Tillerson, etc.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:51 AM

67. Yes, they all knew. But a fall-guy keeps the corrupt-treason wheels turning.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:31 AM

60. For now. nt

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:20 AM

80. +1

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:12 AM

39. Not good enough. He needs to be prosecuted.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #39)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:14 AM

44. Yes, he does.

We need to not let this drop off the radar.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:13 AM

41. With Flynn out, the bullseye is now squarely centered on Trump.

The crucial question, 'What did he know, and when did he know it?', is still unanswered.

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Response to procon (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:16 AM

45. I agree, and hope it sheds light on this issue more.

This helps invalidate trump and validates our suspicions.

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Response to procon (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:24 AM

54. No, expose the piss tapes NT

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:14 AM

43. Trump is up to his eyeballs in this

Pence also. I hope it snowballs until they resign. Then we will deal with Ryan being weakened by all of this.

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Response to mvd (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:17 AM

46. What did Trump know, and when did he know it?

That's what they're saying on CNN right now.

This has shades of Watergate.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #46)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:20 AM

49. Definitely!

We all suspected things were rotten with this administration and Russia from the start. Things are moving even faster than I hoped.

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Response to mvd (Reply #49)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:23 AM

52. This is moving so fast Elon Musk is jealous!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:23 AM

53. This is a small battle won in a major war

Trump has gone to war with the spy/security agencies and they are returning fire in a bigly response.

The intelligence agencies have no reason to hold their fire now. It's war!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:25 AM

56. He's taking the bullet for Trump

 

And will probably be rewarded handsomely by Trump's Russian pals.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #56)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:26 AM

57. Exactly right.

Which goes against his personality. Which is interesting.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:33 AM

62. The spooks are getting closer....

Congress may be drawing up articles of impeachment before the midterms, at this rate.

I really hope a couple of patriots leak enough information to the press to push things along.

The Republic won't survive a year under these traitors. They have to go. All of them!

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #62)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:35 AM

63. I have very little faith in our current congress.

But, we shall see.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #63)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:38 AM

64. The only thing I have faith in is their ability for self-preservation.

They are so craven that they won't fall on their own swords. They'll sell him out in order to protect their own seats.

That's what I'm counting on.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #64)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:45 AM

66. I believe they'll do that at some point.

Right now they're trying to jam their agenda down our throats, but next year that should shift to their own political careers.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:38 AM

65. Drumpf's words upon naming Flynn national security adviser back in November...

“I am pleased that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will be by my side as we work to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, navigate geopolitical challenges and keep Americans safe at home and abroad,” Trump said in a statement. “General Flynn is one of the country’s foremost experts on military and intelligence matters and he will be an invaluable asset to me and my administration.”


http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/michael-flynn-national-security-adviser-231591

What a visionary!!!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:01 AM

68. 1 down!1 *ON* to the top!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #68)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:08 AM

71. Please let this be act 1 in a Shakespearean tragedy.

Please?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:04 AM

70. alt2b sum sorts legal charges filed,,,,,nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:10 AM

72. Drat, I was hoping this would go on for a few months at least - keep Russia-Trump in the news (nt)

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Response to progree (Reply #72)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:19 AM

79. This administration is on speed.

In more ways than one.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:16 AM

77. That is great, but Trump's Oroville disaster is more important...

 

since already 200,000 people had to flee from Trump's infrastructure disaster.

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Response to scscholar (Reply #77)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:18 AM

78. You're preaching to the choir on that one.

That's an issue near and dear to my heart that I've explore here in depth.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:45 AM

81. congress needs to get him in an hearing where he should be forced to testify under oath.

That should force him to spill the beans on who else knew. It is very likely the president and vice-president were in on it.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:23 AM

82. yes this is great news

but please, please let us not lose focus. We know damn well that this is only the first of many, many scandals that need to be dragged out into the light. We also do not want to give the enemy, and yes I do call them the enemy now a chance to throw up some distraction so that the news media will find some of very easy fix to focus on and allow Flynn to live some nice quiet existence in the United Arab Emirates. You know that is the goal of Trump, to get Flynn out of the way so that he can hide his shame and that the Congress will not want a Trump scandal to detract from things like cutting Social Security and Medicare.

We need to stay focused, we need to be relentless. We need to keep pursuing this as far as it will go, and if that means that we actually find out that folks like the Mitch McConnell's, Paul Ryan's, James Comeys and all hell yes if Mike pence and Donald Trump knew anything about what was going on, that they get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Allow me to also add without apology that if there is a nice red Russian wound in the Republican Party, that we be ruthless about exploiting it. They are already popping champagne over the Supreme Court, we need to do the maximum amount of damage to the Republicans possible, without mercy, without apology.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #82)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:35 AM

83. It's just the beginning of the process.

No matter what we all try and read into this, it's a huge loss for Russia. Which is, under our current administration, a win for the US.

Now we need to be laser focused on who knew what, and when they knew it. We need unbiased independent investigations. Which will be a hard battle.

I believe there's real issues here, not partisan imagined ones, which justice demands be uncovered and exposed to salvage our democracy.

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