Ex-WH Official K.T. McFarland Reportedly ‘Revised’ Her Statement on Flynn Calls With Russian Ambassador

Former White House deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland has been one of the key figures in the Michael Flynn saga, and now it turns out her initial statement on the matter had to be “revised.” According to The Washington Post, last year McFarland had denied talking to Flynn regarding any discussion of Russian sanctions with ambassador Sergey Kislyak. However, Flynn’s plea contradicted that:
Court papers filed in connection with Flynn’s plea indicated that a senior Trump transition official was involved in strategizing over the conversations with Kislyak. That official was not identified in the court papers, but people familiar with the case have said it was McFarland… Not long after Flynn’s plea, McFarland was questioned by investigators again about her conversations with Flynn, and she walked back her previous denial that sanctions were discussed, saying a general statement Flynn had made to her that things were Continue reading "Ex-WH Official K.T. McFarland Reportedly ‘Revised’ Her Statement on Flynn Calls With Russian Ambassador"

Mueller Requests Sentencing Date For Michael Flynn

It looks like former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is on his way to jail. In a letter addressed to U.S. District Court in D.C. — jointly penned Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Flynn’s attorneys — the lawyers involved say that Flynn is ready to be sentenced. The letter, posted below via The Atlantic‘s Natasha Bertrand, says that the parties are looking for a sentencing date on or shortly after Nov. 28. Flynn cut a deal with Mueller back in December. As part of his plea agreement, Flynn admitted to lying to Federal investigators. Mueller requested, on several occasions, to delay Flynn’s sentencing in the case — an indication that he had more information to give. Now, however, it seems as though the special counsel is through Continue reading "Mueller Requests Sentencing Date For Michael Flynn"

Giuliani Clarifies ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’ Comment: ‘Not Meant as a Pontification on Moral Theology’

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani raised the nation’s eyebrows yesterday when during an impassioned debate with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, he proclaimed “truth isn’t truth!” Given Trump’s past comments that “what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening” and Kellyanne Conway’s infamous “alternative facts” comment, many laid into this administration’s obvious obfuscation of objectivity as a last tactic in a lowing political war over the Mueller investigation. This morning, the former New York Mayor cleaned up his Sunday morning comment with a tweet that clarified the intended meaning of his comment: Despite Continue reading "Giuliani Clarifies ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’ Comment: ‘Not Meant as a Pontification on Moral Theology’"

Chris Cuomo Confronts Giuliani for Changing Comments on Trump-Comey Meeting: So Comey’s a ‘Crazy Liar’?

CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with Rudy Giuliani tonight to again try and make sense of the latest flip-flop from President Donald Trump‘s lawyer. Giuliani denied to Tapper that he ever said Trump told James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Minutes later Tapper showed him the video of him directly saying that. After talking about Omarosa, Cuomo told Giuliani tonight, “I cannot find you ever saying the president did not have that conversation with Comey until this weekend.” Giuliani insisted he did so from the beginning, and Cuomo asked, “Why do you keep arguing in the alternative if you have high ground that it never happened?” “Because I can get him out of it legally,” Giuliani responded. “I can get him out of it factually. He’s got both defenses.” For this to be true, Cuomo pointed out, Comey would have to be a “crazy Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Confronts Giuliani for Changing Comments on Trump-Comey Meeting: So Comey’s a ‘Crazy Liar’?"

Sally Yates Warns Russians are ‘Pretty Crafty’ When It Comes to Blackmail, Compromising Dirt

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During a rare interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates recalled her concern over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and said she was still bewildered by the White House’s delay in taking action following her warning that he might be compromised by Russia.
“I certainly can’t figure it out myself as to why they took all of that time,” she said, referencing the 18 days that passed before President Donald Trump‘s administration addressed the matter.
Yates explained she was persistent, and “came knocking on the door telling them they had a serious problem with their national security adviser,” even returning the following day “to give them even more information about that and made it really clear to them that we were telling them this so they could act.”

Michael Flynn Breaks Silence With (Now Deleted) Tweet Featuring Hillary, Weinstein and Huma Abedin

Michael Flynn — President Donald Trump‘s former national security adviser who plead guilty to lying to federal investigators and is now serving as a witness in the Russia probe — sent out a bizarre and cryptic tweet on Friday morning. In apparent response to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turning himself in police in New York City on Friday to face rape charges, Flynn wheeled out an old photo of Weinstein — who was once a big time Democratic donor — at a dinner, flanked by Hillary Clinton and her longtime aide Huma Abedin. The tweet was deleted some 20 minutes after it was posted, but screenshots are forever: It’s unclear why Flynn chose to tweet out this picture, if not simply to dunk on Clinton for her affiliations with the now disgraced Hollywood mogul. Our only contextual indication is Flynn’s caption, a meaningless spurt of letters: “Dgfffcf”. It’s
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Comey: Trump ‘Possibly’ Committed Obstruction of Justice by Telling Me to Stop Flynn Investigation

During his big interview with George Stephanopoulos, James Comey said President Donald Trump potentially obstructed justice by asking him to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In one of the former FBI director’s memos from last year, Comey stated that president approached him to talk about the probe into Flynn, which was opened after the retired general lied to Vice President Mike Pence. As Comey recalled the conversation with the president, he reiterated his claim that Trump expressed hope he would “let [Flynn] go.” While Trump has claimed he never said anything to that effect, Comey says he took those alleged comments to mean that the president was implicitly giving him direction to stop a criminal investigation.
“His words were ‘I hope you can let it go.’ But the context where everyone’s been kicked out, and it was just the two of us, the President Continue reading "Comey: Trump ‘Possibly’ Committed Obstruction of Justice by Telling Me to Stop Flynn Investigation"