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(13,495 posts)
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:06 AM Feb 2017

Malcolm Nance's take (3 tweets, edited for readability)

1. Basic Facts: Flynn as fallguy. @potus notified Russian intent to lift sanctions since 7/2016. Trump had to direct Flynn calls & content. 

2. CI & acting AG Yates warned them of potential crimes. Pence covered for Flynn. Now Trump claims "Flynn is liar" at a liars convention.

3. Trump can't cover this up now. Counterintelligence & now AG office info is an avalanche. Coverup will be the crime. #investigatetrump

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Malcolm Nance's take (3 tweets, edited for readability) (Original Post) Leghorn21 Feb 2017 OP
Love me some Nance in the evening flamingdem Feb 2017 #1
Me, I'm lovin Mr. Nance ALL day long! - and yes, he and his IC community are just on fire tonight! Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #3
Right now with Joy on msnbc flamingdem Feb 2017 #8
Oh thanks!! Got it! eom Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #10
"Caesar's in a city that's burning" - omg!!! eom Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #11
Wasn't that a helluva statement Hekate Feb 2017 #14
Malcolm Nance is the man madaboutharry Feb 2017 #2
Wonder if he'll be on some cable news tomorrow?? How I love watching him be MALCOLM!! eom Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #5
He's popped up on Morning Joe before HipChick Feb 2017 #9
KNR Thank you! Lucinda Feb 2017 #4
My pleasure! He's my go-to, second only to DU! eom Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #6
how i would love for Pence to be brought down with this shit. i would even put up with the little JI7 Feb 2017 #7
Same. butdiduvote Feb 2017 #17
Agreed. dchill Feb 2017 #18
Ryan would be like an upgrade over Bush at this point for me. joshcryer Feb 2017 #19
Follow the money csziggy Feb 2017 #12
"Paging Carter Page!" eom Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #13
The people's exhibit A : Trump's tax records. oasis Feb 2017 #23
When Malcolm Nance talks, I'm all ears. Thanks for adding the tweets. Hekate Feb 2017 #15
Same here, and he's been right on so many things dmr Feb 2017 #22
Nance is the man! skylucy Feb 2017 #16
VERY true! calimary Feb 2017 #20
Is not protective custody for Flynn imperative now? GeoWilliam750 Feb 2017 #21
I'm wondering about that too. Ilsa Feb 2017 #24
Yet, who can now really be trusted to keep Flynn safe? GeoWilliam750 Feb 2017 #25
Good question. Ilsa Feb 2017 #27
Could Pence covering for Flynn take him (Pence) out too? joet67 Feb 2017 #26


(13,495 posts)
3. Me, I'm lovin Mr. Nance ALL day long! - and yes, he and his IC community are just on fire tonight!
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:13 AM
Feb 2017

He's just - impeccable and sharp and honorable and ON IT, 24/7 -


(40,066 posts)
2. Malcolm Nance is the man
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:12 AM
Feb 2017

He has this. He believes that Putin and the Russians have Trump by the short hairs.

Sooner or later we will know everything.


(89,099 posts)
7. how i would love for Pence to be brought down with this shit. i would even put up with the little
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:21 AM
Feb 2017

shit Ryan serving out the rest of the term to get it.


(284 posts)
17. Same.
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:56 AM
Feb 2017

So many people are crying, "Ryan is just as bad!!" and believe me, I get that; it will still pain me greatly to see the Republicans not truly punished. However, if our only options are a Pence impeachment and nothing happening, I say bring on the impeachment. If nothing else, its very occurrence will do considerable, irredeemable damage to the GOP of unpatriotic traitors.


(62,260 posts)
19. Ryan would be like an upgrade over Bush at this point for me.
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:23 AM
Feb 2017

Can you imagine if Pence is part of the conspiracy? Holy shit. That would be the greatest thing ever.


(34,113 posts)
12. Follow the money
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:30 AM
Feb 2017

I wonder where Carter Page is right now?

Memos: CEO of Russia's state oil company offered Trump adviser, allies a cut of huge deal if sanctions were lifted
Natasha Bertrand
Jan. 27, 2017, 7:06 AM

A dossier with unverified claims about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia contained allegations that Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia's state oil company, offered former Trump ally Carter Page and his associates the brokerage of a 19% stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia.

The dossier says the offer was made in July, when Page was in Moscow giving a speech at the Higher Economic School. The claim was sourced to "a trusted compatriot and close associate" of Sechin, according to the dossier's author, former British spy Christopher Steele.

"Sechin's associate said that the Rosneft president was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company, that he offered Page and his associates the brokerage of up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft," the dossier said. "In return, Page had expressed interest and confirmed that were Trump elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted."

Four months before the intelligence community briefed Trump, then-President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden, and the nation's top lawmakers on the dossier's claims — most of which have not been independently verified but are being investigated by US intelligence agencies — a US intelligence source told Yahoo's Michael Isikoff that Sechin met with Page during Page's three-day trip to Moscow. Sechin, the source told Yahoo, raised the issue of the US lifting sanctions on Russia under Trump.


This article has some info about a $19 million dollar Rosneft deal on Dec. 7, 2016 - which corresponds to the $19.5 million claimed to have been promised to Trump if he lifted the sanctions against Russia...


(28,275 posts)
22. Same here, and he's been right on so many things
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:22 AM
Feb 2017

that he has inferred, or said out rights.

I watch his Twitter feed (I get notifications when he Tweets) just to make sure I don't miss anything.

I wish he'd come over for dinner so I could pick his brain, or something like that!


(80,204 posts)
20. VERY true!
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:34 AM
Feb 2017

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I think it was he who said "any coverup now - becomes the crime." He was a guest on with Brian Williams tonight and MAN did thing start to line up. The other guest was former intelligence agent Naveed Jamali, who helped connect even more dots and explain how all of this could happen. Described how a disgruntled and bitter just-fired administration exec finds himself orphaned in DC, can't find new work like most retired generals do with big defense contractors (or maybe on-air analysis), and the Russians saw this and moved in. With all the doors closed to him, the Russians open their doors wide, seeing him as an easy mark. As it was worded: "a campaign to try to 'sweetheart' him." And there was further speculation that he changed his focus, such that ideology - um, sorry - trumped loyalty to country because he started thinking of Russia becoming a US ally against ISIS.

As Malcolm Nance mused, on the air, "what did trump know and when did he know it? And was he compliant?"

The other money quote: "it's gonna lead directly to trump."

I'd bet that Flynn and undoubtedly trump also assume that if Flynn "falls on his sword," that'll be the end of it. We'll have a severed head to stick on a pike at the castle gates. We'll have our pound of flesh, and that'll be that.

I very much doubt that ends it. Everybody on camera said one version or other of "this only prompts even MORE questions." And it's not over. "The meter starts running on this story tonight", Brian Williams intoned. Some of his guests said the meter actually started running last year, during the campaign, once word got out that the Russians were purportedly meddling in our election.


(61,633 posts)
24. I'm wondering about that too.
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:54 AM
Feb 2017

And if Rybolovlev had a particular mission this weekend involving a long-acting, irreversible poison.


(61,633 posts)
27. Good question.
Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:03 AM
Feb 2017

The bsst answer for Flynn's sake would be to either get everything out there, so any murder would just be revenge, or for Flynn to make it clear that the beans will be spilled if he doesn't call his contact person everyday?

Surely Flynn has a backup plan?

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