For months, the "drip, drip" of new information regarding purported ties between Russia and the Trump campaign has been steady. We have learned about in-person meetings, phone calls, and texts between Russian officials and Trump associates including Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and Jared Kushner. These revelations have been characterized by many as "smoke" as … [Read more...] about The Smoke is Now a Bonfire: Kushner’s Secret Russia Ties “Unthinkable”
When Trump fired James Comey, he initially indicated it was because of Comey's handling of the Clinton email inquiry during the 2016 election. This initial explanation was quickly supplanted with other explanations, essentially calling Comey a show boat who Trump no longer trusted. As the explanations have shifted, however, many believe that the firing was directly related to … [Read more...] about Trump Personally Tried To Quash FBI’s Flynn Investigation
As reported here and elsewhere, the Trump administration has been attempting to shirk any and all responsibility for the ongoing Michael Flynn debacle. This, despite the fact that Flynn served as a key surrogate for Trump during the campaign, and the fact that, you know, Trump appointed him as his national security advisor. Still, Sean Spicer and others within the White House … [Read more...] about Yates Warned Trump About Flynn’s Russia Ties, Was Ignored
According to recent reporting, Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former national security adviser, may soon face criminal charges for lying about payments he received from Russia and Turkey. As has been the pattern with this White House, the Trump administration has refused to take any responsibility for the Flynn debacle, placing the blame on former president Barack … [Read more...] about Maddow Catches Spicer in Another Lie
When news broke yesterday that Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former national security adviser, was seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony on ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, Donald Trump responded in typical Trump fashion. That is to say, by sputtering out a petty, feeble minded tweet, entirely beneath the dignity of the office of the president. From his … [Read more...] about Trump Cheerleader Chaffetz Breaks Ranks; Goes After Trump
Disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn has a story to tell on Trump and Russia - but he won't do so unless he is given full immunity for his testimony. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, “Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump … [Read more...] about Flynn Seeks Immunity For Testimony; Has ‘Big Story To Tell’
Michael Flynn is officially out as Donald Trump's National Security Adviser. Flynn resigned Monday night following weeks of growing doubts over his credibility and trustworthiness. Speculation over Flynn's fate had reached a boiling point early on Monday, when it was reported that Donald Trump himself had lost trust in Flynn, following revelations that Flynn had withheld … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Michael Flynn Officially OUT as National Security Adviser
Donald Trump's National Security Council is in disarray, according to recent reporting by the New York Times and others. The problems are myriad: from its fundamental composition, to communication issues among its members, to leadership failures, the National Security Council under Donald Trump has been, in Donald's parlance, a disaster. Several weeks ago, Restore Progress … [Read more...] about National Security Council In ‘Turmoil’, Disarray; Trump’s Leadership Questioned.
It is reasonable to say that in any other presidential administration, national security adviser Michael Flynn would have been fired long ago. From hawking conspiracy theories, to being paid by Russian propagandists, to improperly communicating with the Russian ambassador, to apparently lying to the administration about his Russia ties, Flynn has been a giant distraction to … [Read more...] about Reports: Trump ‘Alarmed’ By Flynn’s Lies and Behavior; May Remove Him From Administration.