HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trump team did background...

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 10:44 PM

Trump team did background check on Flynn, knew of Turkey ties

Source: The Hill

The White House and President Trump's transition team reportedly did a background check on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in addition to his already approved security clearance, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Friday evening.

"NBC News has learned from sources close to the Trump-Russia investigation that both the Trump transition and the White House did do a background check on Flynn," Maddow said on her program, citing reporting from NBC's Andrea Mitchell.

"This is in addition to his already approved security clearance. They did a background check on Flynn specifically for him to become national security adviser."

* * *
Maddow said Friday that NBC reporting showed that "the vetting of Flynn was done and sources close to the investigation tell NBC that it was done 'very casually.'" "One person involved tells NBC that the Trump transition was aware of Flynn's business ties to Turkey," she said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/331191-trump-team-did-do-a-background-check-of-flynn-new-about-ties-to

15 replies, 6198 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump team did background check on Flynn, knew of Turkey ties (Original post)
TomCADem Apr 2017 OP
tenorly Apr 2017 #1
NewJeffCT Apr 2017 #3
tenorly Apr 2017 #6
musette_sf Apr 2017 #15
NewJeffCT Apr 2017 #2
JohnnyRingo Apr 2017 #4
dalton99a Apr 2017 #11
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2017 #5
DURHAM D Apr 2017 #7
Ninsianna Apr 2017 #8
SunSeeker Apr 2017 #9
BigmanPigman Apr 2017 #10
Historic NY Apr 2017 #12
riversedge Apr 2017 #13
Tiphill Apr 2017 #14

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 10:47 PM

1. What we need, is more info on Trump's Turkey ties.

Boy, try saying that five times fast.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tenorly (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 10:56 PM

3. How about

Treacherous Trump's Tainted Turkey Ties?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 11:15 PM

6. Cheeto the cheesy chiseler

dealing with dirty despots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tenorly (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:24 AM

15. Erdoğan is Rump The Hun's role model n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 10:55 PM

2. Lock 'em all up

Tainted Trump

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 10:57 PM

4. They want to blame Obama for clearing him...

...but Obama fired him. Why then did Trump think it was a good idea to hire him?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 02:24 AM

11. Bingo.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 11:01 PM

5. Impeach, or convict, or whatever works to get them ALL out of there!

This has gone on far too long. As in nearly 100 days too long.

Illegitimate election results. Criminal behavior.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 11:17 PM

7. I don't think they had a choice about keeping Flynn on.

Putin wanted Flynn to have access to all of our intelligence on Russia, etc. and gave Trump his marching orders.

My guess is that Putin is really mad at Trump right now and thinks he is a big wuss because he has not put enough members of the press and leading Democrats in jail or just killed them off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 12:17 AM

8. How do you "casually vet" a national security advisor?

Isn't that something that would require some serious vetting? Especially a guy who was fired and who had an "interesting" twitter account.

That man and his son were clearly deranged.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 01:41 AM

9. As Rachel said, the real question is WHY did the Trump administration lie about not knowing this?

WHY is everyone in the Trump adminstration (including Trump and Pence) refusing to acknowledge the easily provable fact that they knew Flynn was a foreign agent?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 01:41 AM

10. They ALL knew! "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them..." by Al Franken.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:52 AM

12. This White House lie's about lying....

at ever corner Trumps convinces his minions that the media is fake.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 10:44 AM

13. The Rachel Maddow Show 4/28/17 Trump team did vet Flynn, hired him anyway:





The Rachel Maddow Show 4/28/17
Trump team did vet Flynn, hired him anyway: NBC News
Rachel Maddow reports a scoop from NBC News that the Donald Trump transition team and the White House did do a background check on Mike Flynn. Also, a source tells NBC News they were aware of Flynn's business ties to Turkey, but hired him to be Trump's National Security Adviser anyway. Duration: 20:00

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 10:51 AM

14. Trump's admitting he's on borrowed time

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread