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How is Michael Flynn connceted to the Russia Investigation? Here's a partial of the Factcheck timeline of Flynn's numerous and dubeous contacts with Russian officials, including the one in Trump Tower with jrtrump and the Russian Ambassador.

2015

Dec. 10 — Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn speaks at RT’s anniversary conference in Moscow. RT is a Russian government-funded TV station once known as Russia Today. Flynn, who would become a foreign policy adviser to Trump during the campaign and national security adviser in the Trump administration, sits next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the event.

In remarks at the event, Flynn is critical of the Obama administration’s foreign policy and supportive of working with Russia to battle ISIS. (It is later learned that he was paid $45,000 for his appearance, and failed to report the income on his government financial disclosure forms.)

2016

 

Nov. 10 — Trump meets with President Barack Obama at the White House. Obama reportedly warns Trump against hiring Flynn.

Nov. 18 — The president-elect selects Flynn as his national security adviser.

Dec. 1 — Flynn and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, meet with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, at Trump Tower. (The White House did not acknowledge the meeting occurred until it was disclosed in March 2017. In a statement to congressional investigators on July 24, 2017, Kushner described the contents of the meeting. He said Kislyak “wanted to convey information from what he called his ‘generals’” about “U.S. policy in Syria.” Kushner said the exchange of information did not occur at that time because neither party could arrange a secure line of communication. “I asked if they had an existing communications channel at his embassy we could use where they would be comfortable transmitting the information they wanted to relay to General Flynn. The Ambassador said that would not be possible and so we all agreed that we would receive this information after the Inauguration,” Kushner’s statement reads.)

Dec. 29 — In a phone call with Kislyak, Flynn asks that Russia refrain from retaliating to the U.S. sanctions. Kislyak agrees that Russia would “moderate its response to those sanctions” as a result of his request, according to charges later filed against Flynn by the U.S. special counsel’s office. (Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador would not become public until next year.)

Dec. 30 — Russian President Putin issues a statement saying that Russia would not retaliate for the U.S. sanctions. Putin says he hoped to improve relations with the United States “based on the policies of the Trump Administration.”

Trump tweets, “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!”

2017

Jan. 12 — The Washington Post reports that Flynn and Kislyak spoke on Dec. 29, the day that the U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to the cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election. Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denies that the call was about U.S. sanctions. “The call centered on the logistics of setting up a call with the president of Russia and the president-elect after he was sworn in,” Spicer said. “And they exchanged logistical information on how to initiate and schedule that call. That was it, plain and simple.”

Jan. 15 — Vice President-elect Mike Pence says Flynn and Kislyak did not discuss U.S. sanctions on Russia. “They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States’ decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia,” Pence says.

Jan. 24 — Two days after he takes office as national security adviser, Flynn is interviewed by FBI agents. He is asked about two conversations that he had with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in December 2016 when Flynn was still a private citizen and before Trump took office.

Flynn tells the FBI agents that he did not ask Kislyak, in a Dec. 29, 2016, conversation, for Russia to refrain from retaliating after the Obama administration announced sanctions that day against Russia for interfering in the 2016 elections. He also says that he did not ask Kislyak, in a Dec. 22, 2016, conversation for Russia to delay or defeat a U.N. Security Council resolution, approved Dec. 23, 2016, that would have condemned Israel’s building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Flynn would later plead guilty to lying to the FBI about both of those conversations with Kislyak.

Feb. 9 — The Washington Post reports that 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, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials,” citing unnamed current and former officials.

Feb. 14 — Trump privately meets with FBI Director James Comey in the Oval Office. Comey says that the president brought up the FBI investigation of Flynn. “He then said, ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.’ I replied only that ‘he is a good guy.’ … I did not say I would ‘let this go,’” Comey would later recall. (Comey gave this account of his meeting with Trump in written testimony for his June 8 hearing before the Senate intelligence committee. The account was first reported May 16 by the New York Times. The White House issued a statement at that time saying the Times story is “not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”)

Feb. 15 — A day after Trump reportedly asked Comey to drop the investigation of Flynn, the FBI director tells U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that “he did not want to be left alone again with the president,” according to a New York Times story published June 6. (Comey also confirms the Times account in his June 8 Senate testimony.)

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asks FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe if the agency would help the White House knock down news stories about contacts between Trump aides and Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

March 30 — Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, says in a statement that his client is willing to testify before Congress if Flynn receives immunity. “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” Kelner’s statement says

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:

@Tom5678 wrote:
A horrifically bad day for Trump, between Cohen and Manafort.....it is all starting to unravel around Trump now. The next situation to play out will be the Mueller probe. Trump is going down, a sinking ship. How many Republicans are going down with him?

And Flynn. Small but important story — his sentencing was again postponed yesterday, at the request of both Mueller and Flynn’s defense attorneys. He’s likely still talking/cooperating with Mueller. 

 

When you consider the fact that the charges involve not properly registering while working as a lobbyist for the Turkish government, ya gotta wonder how the President, his campaign or Russian meddling gets into that.



Flynn has been convicted of false statements made to the FBI regarding hisncontacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as well. 

 

And dont forget that the judge who took Flynn’s guilty plea later recused himself, most likely because he signed off on a FISA warrant that was related to the Trump/Russia investigation.

 

In any event, he’s cooperating with Mueller. Flynn faces five years in prison, but the plea deal states if he cooperates in the prosecution of another person, that five years could be substantially reduced or even completely avoided. 

 

They are all dirty. And too bad for Trump, they are all now looking out for themselves. 

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

@Tom5678 wrote:
A horrifically bad day for Trump, between Cohen and Manafort.....it is all starting to unravel around Trump now. The next situation to play out will be the Mueller probe. Trump is going down, a sinking ship. How many Republicans are going down with him?

And Flynn. Small but important story — his sentencing was again postponed yesterday, at the request of both Mueller and Flynn’s defense attorneys. He’s likely still talking/cooperating with Mueller. 

 

When you consider the fact that the charges involve not properly registering while working as a lobbyist for the Turkish government, ya gotta wonder how the President, his campaign or Russian meddling gets into that.


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@Tom5678 wrote:
A horrifically bad day for Trump, between Cohen and Manafort.....it is all starting to unravel around Trump now. The next situation to play out will be the Mueller probe. Trump is going down, a sinking ship. How many Republicans are going down with him?

And Flynn. Small but important story — his sentencing was again postponed yesterday, at the request of both Mueller and Flynn’s defense attorneys. He’s likely still talking/cooperating with Mueller. 

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rk9152:  As I understand it, two women decided to extort a former lover. His lawyer gave in and for some strange reason HE (the victim of extortion) is now not qualified to continue the fine job he has been doing as President.

 

 

That could be your problem....."as I understand it". Smiley Happy


Fair enough - how do you understand it, did they not demand money in exchange for silence about the affairs?

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rk9152:  As I understand it, two women decided to extort a former lover. His lawyer gave in and for some strange reason HE (the victim of extortion) is now not qualified to continue the fine job he has been doing as President.

 

 

That could be your problem....."as I understand it". Smiley Happy

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As I understand it, two women decided to extort a former lover. His lawyer gave in and for some strange reason HE (the victim of extortion) is now not qualified to continue the fine job he has been doing as President.

 

A truly strange thought.

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@Tom5678 wrote:
A horrifically bad day for Trump, between Cohen and Manafort.....it is all starting to unravel around Trump now. The next situation to play out will be the Mueller probe. Trump is going down, a sinking ship. How many Republicans are going down with him?

Looks like 75 in the House is a good bet , and  every new day brings another Republican scandal making a pick up of 2 in the Senate a real possibility.

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Utterly stunning. 

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Cohen is saying he was directed by a "candidate" to violate campaign finance law. Wonder who the "candidate" was? TRUMP no doubt! Lock him up!!!
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