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Wed May 17, 2017, 10:21 PM

Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON ó Michael T. Flynn told President Trumpís transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.

Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.

Mr. Flynnís disclosure, on Jan. 4, was first made to the transition teamís chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel. That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynnís lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. Flynn far earlier than has been previously reported.

His legal issues have been a problem for the White House from the beginning and are at the center of a growing political crisis for Mr. Trump. Mr. Flynn, who was fired after 24 days in the job, was initially kept on even after the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, warned the White House that he might be subject to blackmail by the Russians for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-national-security-adviser.html?



Ask yourself this: Can you imagine Trump not blabbing this to Pence, Preibus, and whomever else? And if Preibus knew, then Ryan knew. And that would make them all co-conspirators if Trump committed obstruction of justice.

It breaks my heart to think this.

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iluvtennis May 2017 #1

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Wed May 17, 2017, 10:47 PM

1. I agree with you, Dumpty ran his mouth and MANY knew...but GOPers still defended Trump GAH

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