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Friday, February 10, 2017

FBI investigates contact by Flynn

Trump's national security advisor, Michael Flynn, had illegal contact with the Russians. He prematurely discussed sanctions with the Russians. Flynn did not properly communicate with Vice President, Pence about his meeting and substance.

The FBI is investigating. How much effort can that take?

How about the FBI performing a deep-dive investigation into everything about Trump, his business dealings, including those with the Russians?

Trump has said before in the court of public opinion that he has had no business relations with the Russians and yet there is evidence that he did. What are the facts about this that either negate or implicate the President for perjury? Where is the proper vetting? The FBI's reputation has already been impugned by Director James Comey,  are there any professionals in the agency who are doing their jobs?
 
"BY JAMES HOHMANN
with Breanne Deppisch 
THE BIG IDEA: Either the national security adviser misled the vice president, or the vice president knowingly misled the American people. 
That’s one takeaway from a fresh scoop by three of my colleagues: Contrary to repeated and categorical denials by Trump officials, Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office.
Their sourcing is solid: Nine current and former officials, who were in senior positions at multiple agencies at the time of the calls.
“Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election,” Greg Miller, Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima report. “Officials said this week that the FBI is continuing to examine Flynn’s communications with Kislyak.”  
Via Washington Post email


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