Tag Archives: Michael Flynn

Comey to take the stand and explain how Trump, demanding loyalty, instructed him to drop the FBI investigation into collusion between members of his campaign and the Russians

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, but today’s the day that case against Donald Trump is expected to turn. In three hours, former FBI Director James Comey is going to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and say, under oath, that the President of the United States attempted to coerce him into stopping […]

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Follow the money… And keep an eye on the sanctions… The quid pro quo at the heart of the the relationship between the Trump administration and the government of Vladamir Putin is finally beginning to emerge

Earlier today, as Trump was formally bringing an end to the era of American global leadership by backing out of the Paris accord over the protests of environmentalists, business leaders and world leaders alike, some significant things were happening in the investigation into the quid pro quo at the heart of the relationship between the […]

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The generals who serve Trump, why they do it, and at what cost

An interesting question was posed in the Washington Post today… “Is it still possible to honorably serve in the Trump administration?” The article was inspired in large part by a recent profile of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in the New Yorker, which included the following passage. …When Mattis asked Michèle Flournoy, the former Undersecretary […]

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Just because Mueller’s been appointed to investigate the Trump-Russia connection, doesn’t mean we should allow Congressional Republicans off the hook

Saying, “The public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this evening announced that he had appointed well-respected, former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head an independent investigation into Russia’s involvement in […]

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Sally Yates, called in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about Russian interference in American politics, is asked instead why she didn’t support Trump’s Muslim ban as acting Attorney General, the national security threat posed by Secretary Clinton’s email security, and who she thinks might have leaked news of Michael Flynn’s treason to the press.

A few quick things about this afternoon’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. 1. There weren’t any real bombshells. Yates pretty much said what people thought that she’d say… that it was brought to her attention that Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had lied about his […]

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