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  • Ex-Trump adviser Flynn charged with lying to FBI, expected to plead guilty

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, the U.S. special counsel’s office charged in a court filing made public on Friday.



    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/ex-trump-adviser-flynn-charged-with-lying-to-fbi-expected-to-plead-guilty-idUSKBN1DV50N?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_so urce=twitter&utm_medium=Social

  • #2
    When does Hillary get charged?

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    • #3
      Oh lordy, if Flynn is about to spill the beans on Trump and Putin, there's some kneeling NFL players, who better duck.

      Also: I take no joy form this.


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      • #4
        "Lock him up!"
        "Lock him up!"




        #ImStillWithHer
        #Hillary2020

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ATSzmrots View Post
          #ImStillWithHer
          #Hillary2020
          Please no.. There are much better choices out there.. some where.

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          • #6
            No one in the Trump Administration had a contact with Russians....

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            • #7
              Lying to the FBI is bad, m'kay?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jonathan View Post
                Lying to the FBI is bad, m'kay?
                Unless you're a Clinton right?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Moose_Hates_You View Post

                  Unless you're a Clinton right?
                  Not exactly. Hillary clearly lied to the public over and over again which was confirmed by Comey, but Comey said she never lied to the FBI investigators.

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                  • #10
                    Kushner is next.

                    "Lock him up!"

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                    • #11
                      Trump is still unscathed though.


                      So.... yeah, big woop.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ivan le Fou View Post
                        Trump is still unscathed though.


                        So.... yeah, big woop.

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                        • #13
                          Well well well.

                          That should be interesting to watch then.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kalerab View Post
                            ABC News cited a confidant as saying Flynn was ready to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight the Islamic State group in Syria.
                            Cooperation against IS?
                            Isn't that the Obama administration aimed for, at least officially?
                            When will they lock up Kerry and Obama?

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                            • #15
                              FBI: You spoke to any Russians?
                              Flynn: No
                              = this.

                              Flynn lied.

                              ...But the two bizarre things that somehow flew way past everybody are that
                              1. this is after the election was concluded (so it makes no sense from a #Russiagate "collusion" POV - eg why would they have to dispatch Flynn to make contact with the Russians if the entire election was all about Russian collusion from the get go?)

                              And 2... Yeah, no collusion, it's about fighting ISIS and, perhaps more importantly - Israeli lobbyists sneakily asking the Trump transition team on behalf of Netanyahu to help derail a UN vote on Israel, a matter apparently handed down from some senior campaign officials to Flynn, who then spoke to some Russian(s) (the Russian Ambassador in the U.S.A. only, it seems like) in an attempt to persuade them.

                              Ie if anything - it was Flynn trying to influence Russia.

                              We've basically entered the realm of the Gish Gallop and other shotgunning fallacies at this stage. Nota bene that Flynn lying to the FBI is a serious issue in itself, but the reporting has gone full fallacy mode nonetheless.

                              What's more disconcerting is that most of these things are MO and have been for ages, and if Mueller's gonna stick to his guns then half of D.C. is about to fall apart soon, not to mention AIPAC and other influential lobby groups with significant D.C. presence etc. I somehow doubt it though, let's see how this Israel thing will be treated first...

                              I have a feeling that it'll be like the recent FARA issue - even though the criteria are clear enough the implementation thereof remains rather selective (and the total INDIGNATION when subsequently repeated abroad in kin borders on the insane)
                              Last edited by moosefoot; 01-12-2017, 12:15 PM.

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