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"I'm dumbfounded by the expanse of everything that is coming out, but I'm not surprised." With the revelation that, among all the other avenues investigates are pursuing in their scrutiny of President Donald Trump, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is also reportedly probing the potential crimes of his inaugural committee, the scope of the commander-in-chief's possible criminal exposure is hard to imagine.Speaking on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Thursday, former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman argued that the case against Trump may have, at this point, gone far beyond the initial focus on collusion with Russian efforts in interfere in the 2016 election."Mueller has been going at break-neck pace for a year and a half with about a dozen or so prosecutors. That's not a huge staff," he explained. "Collusion may be really moving to the backburner," he continued. "I think this might be a larger scheme, related to sanctions and a massive cover-up of r...
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"Trump’s chief national security aide was secretly interacting with the representative of a foreign power as that government was mounting information and cyber warfare against the United States.” When Michael Flynn, former national security advisor in the Trump Administration, agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he admitted to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the late 2016 lame duck session. But according to a new David Corn/Dan Friedman article for Mother Jones, Flynn was in touch with Kislyak not only after the 2016 presidential election, but during the election as well.For the article, published December 13, Mother Jones’ reporters interviewed two Flynn associates who asked for anonymity—and both of them discussed their conversations with Flynn. One of them, according to Corn and Friedman, alleges that Flynn and Kislyak discussed “a grand bargain in which Moscow wo...
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After spending the morning calling Michael Cohen a liar, President Trump turned his ire Thursday toward ex-national security adviser Mike Flynn, charging that he too was “making up stories” about the president to save his hide. “They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated — the...
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President Trump on Thursday claimed that prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller's office gave his former national security adviser Michael Flynn "a great deal" because they felt badly about how he had been treated...
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What the Russian spy’s guilty plea tells us about Trump’s chances of surviving Mueller’s investigation. A report this week by NBC News that suspected Russian spy Maria Butina will plead guilty to violating laws regarding government agents operating within the United States is the worst news Donald Trump has faced in months, but not for the reason many think.Butina will reportedly admit to conspiring with a Russian official believed to be Alexander Torshin "to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics . . . for the benefit of the Russian Federation" (Torshin recently retired from being a deputy director of the Russian central bank). She will also admit to attempting to influence the National Rifle Association and “Political Party 1,” believed to be the Republican Party. Butina will admit to setting up a meeting between senior officials of the NRA and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in December 2015,...
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Sean Hannity: Disgusting new details surround how Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was treated by feds. He is a victim of a double standard in our justice system
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team is preparing a new series of legal filings tying the White House to Middle East influence. According to a report at the Daily Beast, special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team is preparing a new series of legal filings tying the White House to Middle East influence.The Beast notes that the new filings are expected to drop in 2019, based on investigations looking into “how Middle Eastern countries pushed cash to Washington politicos in an attempt to sway policy under President Trump’s administration.”According to the report, “witnesses affiliated with the Trump campaign have been questioned about their conversations with deeply connected individuals from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, according to people familiar with the probe.”Sources say that Mueller’s legal team have been spending months debating whether to make this part of the investigation public.“If this is going to be unveiled, this wo...
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U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s request for more information could delay Flynn’s sentencing, which had been scheduled for Tuesday.
 
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Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his ...
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The former national security adviser will be sentenced next week for lying to the bureau over his conversations in late 2016 with the Russian ambassador.
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Flynn's lawyer believes his client was "surprised, rushed, not warned of the context or seriousness of the questioning, and discouraged from having a lawyer present."
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President Trump’s ex-national security adviser Mike Flynn wants to avoid any time behind bars, with his lawyers arguing that his extensive cooperation with the feds’ Russia probe earned him a break. “As the Government has made clear, his cooperation was not grudging or delayed. Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and...
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Lawyers for President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an “uncharacteristic error in judgment.” The arguments to the judge echoed those of special counsel...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's office said last week that Flynn's co-operation — including 19 meetings with investigators — was so extensive that he was entitled to avoid prison when he is sentenced next week.
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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has
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President Trump's former national security adviser, asked a judge to spare him a prison sentence after cooperating for more than a year with the special counsel's office.
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In a bombshell court filing Tuesday, attorneys for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn alleged that then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe pushed Flynn not to have an attorney present during the questioning that ultimately led to his guilty plea on a single charge of lying to federal authorities.
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US President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn does not deserve jail for lying about his contacts with Russians after Trump's 2016 election win, his lawyers argued in a memorandum on Tuesday. In a court filing before his December 18 sentencing in Washington, the lawyers asked that he be sentenced to a maximum of one year on probation, with minimal supervision conditions along with 200 hours of community service. The request is in line with a recommendation last week from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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President Trump’s former national security adviser Mike Flynn is asking a federal judge to give him no jail time in exchange for pleading guilty to lying to FBI agents. Flynn’s attorneys filed documents on Tuesday that asks for a sentence of one year probation instead of time behind bars. The documents cite Flynn’s military experience...
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Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser for President Donald Trump, has asked a federal judge for no prison time for lying to the FBI.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said last week Flynn had provided substantial cooperation with its investigation, as well as with other probes. Flynn held the White House job for only 24 days.
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Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.
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Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.
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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser to Michael Flynn has asked a federal judge to spare him from prison time, according to his defense team's memo before his sentencing.
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Flynn's lawyers defend cooperation with Robert Mueller; ask for no prison time
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Lawyers for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an 'uncharacteristic error in judgment.'
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested in a court filing on Tuesday a sentence of a year of probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a U.S. Special Counsel probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, asks a federal judge to spare him from prison in a response to a government sentencing memo
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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested in a court filing on Tuesday a sentence of a year of probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a U.S. Special Counsel probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Lawyers for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn argued Tuesday that their client deserved to receive no more than a year of probation and 200 hours of community service for making false statements to federal investigators.
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Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Trump, has asked a judge to spare him from prison time, according to a new memo from his defense team.Flynn is offering to do 200 hours of community serv...
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Former Trump national security chief Mike Flynn is asking for no prison time. A memo from Flynn's defense team was filed tonight, just before his scheduled sentencing. They're asking a federal judge to spare Flynn from prison time, in response to the government's sentencing memo. Flynn says his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation "was not grudging or delayed. "Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and began very shortly after he was first contacted for assistance by the Special Counsel's Office," wrote his team. We know from other recent court filings that Flynn met with federal investigators 19 times. Again, *nineteen times.* The court filing was made available on Tuesday night, and includes references from multiple retired military officials, including General Jack Keane. He asks for zero jail time, and offers to do 200 hours of community service. Flynn files his sentencing memo, asking for probation and not jail time: https://...
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President Trump’s former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.
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CNN's Fred Pleitgen spoke with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a key figure in the probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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Their fortunes sliding in divergent directions, two former Trump aides are pleading their case to judges Tuesday in hopes of easing the punishment they could ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Their fortunes sliding in divergent directions, two former Trump aides are pleading their case to judges Tuesday in hopes of easing the punishment they could face for their crimes.
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"We are ready to make public all correspondence if the US side gives its consent to it." A top Russian official says the Kremlin is willing to declassify and release its correspondence with the United States on Russia's attack on the 2016 election.Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Russia would release the documents if Washington agrees, the Associated Press reports."We are ready to make public all correspondence if the US side gives its consent to it,” Murashov said, according to RT, the Kremlin's propaganda arm.Russia has fervently denied it attacked the U.S. elections, although Vladimir Putin admitted that he wanted Trump to win.U.S. Intelligence agencies agree Russia's initial goal was to destabilize and sow distrust among Americans in the U.S. electoral system. Putin later decided he wanted to help Trump win.Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has led to a conviction for former...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn are expected to make a sentencing recommendation Tuesday to the judge. It’ll come a week after the special counsel’s office said Flynn has been so cooperative in the Russia investigation that he doesn’t need to serve any prison time. Flynn’s attorneys are […]
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"I think there's other problems out there that we really should be focused upon," McCarthy insisted. It was Fall, 2015. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was all set to become Speaker of the House after John Boehner announced his retirement.But his own gaffe (and challenges with the English language) got in the way, ultimately derailing his candidacy.On September 29, 2015, Rep. McCarthy, the number two man in the House Republican caucus, bragged live on-air that the Republicans' Benghazi investigation was a political, partisan attack designed to derail Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy."Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" McCarthy told to Fox News' Sean Hannity. "But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought."Exactly one month later, October 29...
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From Robert Mueller's memo on Michael Flynn to Knickers the Australian steer to GM's layoffs, our readers sound off on recent headlines.
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Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) on Sunday called court documents related to President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, "the most significant filing of the week" in a stretch that saw several court filing...
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Some of his supporters on Twitter are calling Flynn a "hero" who should be cleared
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The Trump-Russia scandal will likely end up being in many respects a bribery and money laundering and possibly even RICO scandal, with features of conspiracy to commit election fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election marches onward. Trump and his alleged co-conspirators, defenders and allies appear to be encircled.This article wasoriginally published at SalonBeginning last week, there have been a series of events which could spell doom for Donald Trump. His attorney, personal fixer and consigliere Michael Cohen has agreed to fully cooperate with Mueller's investigation. Court documents reveal that Cohen has admitted to lying about Trump's real estate dealings in Russia and other business matters. Cohen has also admitted that Donald Trump was fully briefed and involved in these real estate and other dealings (including,...
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There has been intense activity over the past two weeks in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion by members of Donald Trump’s campaign team. Developments in the criminal prosecutions of three of Trump’s most important former advisers have enraged the president and shed new light on what Mueller has learned in the 19 months since his appointment as special counsel. Here, the Guardian reviews the key updates in the cases of Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort – and explores what the new disclosures could mean for Trump as the inquiry continues.
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Court filings on Friday regarding Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen reveal the ways in which the special counsel's investigation can endanger President Trump's future. Special Counsel Robert Mueller also revealed on Tuesday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn offered "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation -- the same day Maryland and the District of Columbia issued subpoenas in their emoluments case against President Trump.
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Some right-wing craziness that occurred this week. Rep. Mia Love claims it was racist for Democrats to defeat her.With the election loss of Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) to Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, the incoming House GOP caucus will now have exactly zero women of color.And in a new interview on "The View," Love, the daughter of Haitian-American immigrants, argued that this somehow proves Democrats are racist. Why? Because they ran a candidate against her and won."We're not going to let Democrats off the hook, because I was actually targeted by Democrats. They targeted me because I am a black female Republican. And they replaced me with a middle-aged white male in the state of Utah."OMG she is saying that the Democrats are the *real* racists because they tried to get rid of all the diversity in the Republican party by ousting her and Carlos Curbelo. pic.twitter.com/3tlYAOmEyM— Chris Evans (@notcapnamerica) December 7, 2018It should go without saying that targeting a...
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Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Friday’s “Fox & Friends” weighed in on FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memorandum that ret. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, also formerly President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, receive no jail time after pleading guilty to the crime of lying to the FBI due to “substantial” assistance in the investigation. Dershowitz said he does not think Flynn “really committed any crimes,” and only pleaded guilty after being strong-armed. “This is a perfect example of Flynn, I don’t think, really committed any crimes,” Dershowitz stated. “But because they threatened not only prosecuting him but prosecuting his son, he flipped and he pleaded guilty and now apparently he is cooperating and that’s why the government is not seeking prison time for him. Again, it’s just the perfect example of how much power the government has to influence witnesses to tell the...
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The president is cracking under pressure. On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to file new information in the court cases against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and attorney Michael Cohen.And Trump is not taking it well.Ahead of the new court filings, Trump posted an epic, meandering rant on Twitter that essentially named off every scapegoat vilified on Fox News over the last two years:Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018....Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrong...
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Former CIA director John Brennan torched an “increasingly desperate” President Donald Trump over his Twitter meltdown over the Russia probe. Former CIA director John Brennan torched an “increasingly desperate” President Donald Trump over his Twitter meltdown over the Russia probe, which should see several major developments later in the day.The former intelligence chief appeared Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” just as the president appeared to have concluded a series of tweets attacking special counsel Robert Mueller, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, various other law enforcement officials — and Brennan himself.“I don’t know what we expect to see today based on that tweet,” Brennan said. “I think Mr. Trump is seeing more and more of the walls closing in on him, which is why he’s becoming increasingly desperate. But I think some of his tweets just indicate how ill-suited he is for the presidency, and his handling of some of these issues demonstrat...
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The First Family has broken with tradition: There’s no canine companion in the White House. In his homily for the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush on December 5, Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. joked that Sully, Bush’s loyal service dog, had probably received more press attention in recent days than the president himself. That sentiment echoed Fala, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier, who was so popular with the US public that he received more fan mail than the president himself.Historically, First Canines have been a staple of life in the White House. Barack Obama had Bo and Sunny, two Portuguese water dogs. George W. Bush had Spot, a Springer spaniel, and Barney, a Scottish terrier. Bill Clinton had Buddy, a chocolate Labrador retriever. Before he needed the services of Sully, George H.W. Bush had Millie, a Springer spaniel (Spot’s mother). Ronald Reagan had Lucky, a fluffy black Bouvier des Flandres. John F. Kennedy had Charlie, a Welsh...
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House Republicans are preparing to interview James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a Friday deadline to submit major court filings in the prosecutions of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort -- just days after his office submitted a bombshell sentencing memorandum indicating that fired national security adviser Michael Flynn had provided investigators "substantial assistance."
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One expert says Trump has the power to declare martial law and even shut down portions of the internet. Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and author of a new article on presidential emergency powers published in The Atlantic, told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday that there is little to no Congressional oversight over those powers, which could allow President Trump to declare martial law and even shut down portions of the internet.“There is a vast set of laws, an entire parallel legal regime, that becomes available to the president when he declares an emergency,” Goitein said, adding that such a declaration is entirely up to the president. “Some of these laws and the powers they give the president are perfectly sensible, but some of them are more like the stuff of authoritarian regimes. We’re talking about powers to shut down wire communications, to freeze Americans’ bank accounts, to deplo...
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The sentencing memo for Michael Flynn is very bad for Trump. Fox News wants its viewers to believe otherwise. Late on Tuesday, there was another development in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's campaign and a Russian criminal conspiracy to hack Democratic email accounts and influence the 2016 election. Mueller filed a sentencing memo regarding Michael Flynn, the former general who was briefly President Trump's national security adviser after working for the campaign for months. Mueller advised the court to take it easy on Flynn, who pled guilty for lying to the FBI, because Flynn has apparently upheld his end of a cooperation deal.To be fair, the memo doesn't say much, because huge chunks are redacted due to the ongoing investigation. But it's easy enough to read between the lines. The fact that Mueller appears satisfied with Flynn's cooperation and that massive amounts of black ink are blocking most facts about the investiga...
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State Rep. David Stringer won re-election. But that didn't put an end to the calls to resign. Republican David Stringer managed to win a second term in the Arizona House of Representatives. But no one has forgotten his racist position on African-Americans.This week, the city council of Prescott, a conservative small city north of Phoenix where Stringer's district is based, voted 6-1 for a resolution calling on Stringer to resign from office."His abhorrent words do not reflect our city or our community and while we condemn them, that word, any word, is not strong enough to express our disdain," said the council's statement. "As proud members of this community we are horrified that the opinions expressed by Mr. Stringer exist." Mayor Greg Martinelli took it one step further and said Stringer has "mortally wounded and disqualified himself" and "forgotten the moral compass of our great country" that "all men are created equal."A local businessman and attorney, Stringer attracted...
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The memo begins describing the extent of Flynn’s cooperation by explaining what he assisted the government with. There were two big questions on Tuesday night following the release of the Flynn sentencing memo by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The first, and most puzzling for many analysts looking at the memo, was why Flynn had lied to the FBI on January 24th of last year when he was questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The thinking went, gee, as the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn had to have known that the National Security Agency would have been listening in on any calls made by the Russian ambassador, and the FBI had to have seen those intercepts. Why would Flynn lie?We have had some hints recently from other Trump associates facing prison time that might help us answer that question, but let’s leave it aside for a moment and deal with the second big unanswered question posed by the sentencing memo: what could F...
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