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Fri May 19, 2017, 04:47 PM

Trump told aides firing Flynn was a mistake

Source: Politico

Two days after firing Michael Flynn as his national security adviser in February, President Donald Trump told several aides and friends he should have kept him instead.

Trump, several people close to him say, sometimes appears to question decisions even after theyve been made. He told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie that he could still be labor secretary even after hed publicly named Alexander Acosta to the role. He privately told former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani he could potentially still name him as attorney general after hed offered Jeff Sessions to the job.

But the Flynn situation has been different, several officials and advisers said. I was kind of stunned, one person said. I asked him. You fired him already. What are you going to do?

Trump has grown obsessed with defending the tough-talking 58-year old general, repeatedly telling aides and associates in private that Flynn was a good man. One adviser close to Trump said hes heard Trump defend the general using the exact words described in reports of memos written by former FBI director James Comey recording his conversations with the president and that Trump has told people inside the White House he wished the investigation would go away.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/19/trump-michael-flynn-firing-mistake-aides-238618



Does Flynn have something on Trump?

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Reply Trump told aides firing Flynn was a mistake (Original post)
Julian Englis May 2017 OP
irisblue May 2017 #1
cstanleytech May 2017 #2
haele May 2017 #6
cstanleytech May 2017 #7
wishstar May 2017 #3
BigDemVoter May 2017 #4
C_U_L8R May 2017 #5
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #8
sheshe2 May 2017 #10
Flaleftist May 2017 #9
OldRedneck May 2017 #11
SunSeeker May 2017 #12
Hekate May 2017 #13

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:48 PM

1. Doesn't look like a mistake from here

You ass

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:51 PM

2. "Does Flynn have something on Trump?" I doubt it.

Flynns under investigation so hes certainly fishing and casting his lures out with the hopes some idiot would take the bait and give him immunity but I dont think he was deep enough in with Trump to have anything on Trump.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:00 PM

6. No, Drumpf saw a soul-mate and wanted him around.

They are the same type of bullying, short-tempered wanna-be sharks (mob types, not the aquatic species) who leveraged other people's hard work and money to get to their positions. Drumpf felt comfortable with Flynn because they thought alike.

Flynn was a stupid man's idea of a military genius. Drumpf is a stupid man's idea of a business genius.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:03 PM

7. Yes Trump liked him and probably for those reasons but that doesnt mean

that Flynn was deep in with Trump to have anything on him that might lead to an impeachment of Trump.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:54 PM

3. He reportedly wants to hire Flynn back as soon as Flynn is in the clear

Makes sense since firing crazy Comey ended all the fake Russia investigations

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:57 PM

4. Well, boo hoo. . . It's too goddamned late for that now!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:58 PM

5. Trump just realized the risk

... if Flynn turns on him.
The is just self-serving BS puffery to keep Flynn from spilling the beans.
Trump is so simply transparent and selfish.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:14 PM

8. They've all got something on each other. Like aspens they will quake & turn in groups.


That's why this conspiracy has held so far despite being phenomenally large for a conspiracy.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:33 PM

10. Agreed, Bernardo.

I think Flynn is holding the key that will open the flood gates on tRump and other biggies. He will be naming names...I think that is why tRump regrets firing him, to have kept him closer to his chest. Once the tap opens they will all be spilling out and pointing fingers.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:24 PM

9. Maybe.

His message to Flynn "stay strong" = keep your mouth shut?

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:41 PM

11. Flynn is about to rat out Trump . . .

 

In addition to this discovery, we also find that Trump is telling folks he wants to hire Flynn.

Why?

Simple.

Flynn has some heavy shit on Trump and he's about to sing to the FBI like a cage full of canaries. Trump knows it and he's trying to suck up to Flynn, in hopes of shutting him down.

This flattery and puffery may have worked on people with whom he was trying to to business but it won't work with Flynn who is under serious threat of jail time, fines, and general ruination. Given the choice between going with Trump or with the FBI, Flynn will go with the FBI.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:51 PM

12. More evidence Trump is out of his mind. And guilty of Russia collusion. nt

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:57 PM

13. The madness of King Donald

smh

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