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Old 12-01-17, 07:19 AM
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re: The Official Trump Presidency Thread: Michael Flynn down, who's next?

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You believe that the CIA is a non-partisan organization that doesn't do much within in the USA? I remember a time when I used to think that too.

I'm not concerned about Cotton. If Trump appoints him, it'll be because he's incompetent. (Cotton, we already know that Trump is) He won't be some evil mastermind capable of shaping the agency out of the public eye. Any attempt to do so will be done with the grace of a newborn foal trying to walk.
Because he's incompetent? Try complicit.

And yeah, no worries about Cotton getting Pompeo's job
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If Trump puts Cotton at CIA they will eat him alive. He's a neophyte with zero intel background, Langley will play him like an instrument.</p>&mdash; John Schindler (@20committee) <a href="https://twitter.com/20committee/status/936248775810732032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Old 12-01-17, 08:21 AM
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FLYNN.

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Flynn is due to appear in court later Friday morning, a court spokesperson said. The White House declined to immediately comment.
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Flynn charged with lying to FBI, plea hearing set: special counsel
Should be interesting!
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Old 12-01-17, 08:32 AM
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He has not only been charged...

Michael Flynn has ADMITTED to “willfully and knowingly making false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI.


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Yes, he's pleading guilty.

This should tell you that he has delivered bigger fish to Mueller.
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Yes, he's pleading guilty.

This should tell you that he has delivered bigger fish to Mueller.
O yea, I bet they used his son as leverage as well.
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What sort of a crime is Lying to the FBI? I've never heard that charge (or lying to a policeman for that matter) before. Is it compatible to a Perjury charge?
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What sort of a crime is Lying to the FBI? I've never heard that charge (or lying to a policeman for that matter) before. Is it compatible to a Perjury charge?
It's a 5-year prison term, basically.
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Old 12-01-17, 09:18 AM
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With the Flynn news, there is NO WAY the Tax bill doesn't pass. Trump is either threatening or offering them ANYTHING they want.
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What sort of a crime is Lying to the FBI? I've never heard that charge (or lying to a policeman for that matter) before. Is it compatible to a Perjury charge?
Ask Martha Stewart.
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Originally Posted by Tabletopjoe View Post
With the Flynn news, there is NO WAY the Tax bill doesn't pass. Trump is either threatening or offering them ANYTHING they want.
Not sure how you draw that conclusion. He doesn't have the leverage to offer what some of the holdouts want.
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Old 12-01-17, 09:38 AM
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I can imagine Trump raging and trashing the Oval Office.
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I hope, I'm wrong. But, Trump's going to do everything he can to deflect from the Flynn news. Getting the Tax bill passed will do so.
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Originally Posted by stingermck View Post
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Republicans Senators are working hard to pass the biggest Tax Cuts in the history of our Country. The Bill is getting better and better. This is a once in a generation chance. Obstructionist Dems trying to block because they think it is too good and will not be given the credit!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/936555753946705920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 1, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The really sad part is we elected someone who believes shit like this.

There is nothing "too good" about this bill.
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First it was Papadopoulos, a low-level copy boy. Then it was Manafort, but that was only during the campaign. Now it is Flynn. What is he exactly? Just the National Security Advisor, a nobody?
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First it was Papadopoulos, a low-level copy boy. Then it was Manafort, but that was only during the campaign. Now it is Flynn. What is he exactly? Just the National Security Advisor, a nobody?
He was only on board for a very short time until they decided to go in a different direction for the National Security Advisor.
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First it was Papadopoulos, a low-level copy boy. Then it was Manafort, but that was only during the campaign. Now it is Flynn. What is he exactly? Just the National Security Advisor, a nobody?
They'll probably say he just got coffee (again).
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Anyone know if Flynn will be sentenced right away? I think we can read a lot into how much he's cooperating by how stiff his sentence is. There's no way Mueller would drop the conspiracy and accepting money from a hostile government (and lying about it) charges without something sweet in return.
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Oh snap

just in: @brianross on @abc news special report: Michael flynn promised "full cooperation to the mueller team" and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, donald trump "directed him to make contact with the russians." abcn.ws/2ahu3iq
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With this new development, can the thread title be changed to "Flynny Flynny Flynn Flynn," please?
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Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Anyone know if Flynn will be sentenced right away? I think we can read a lot into how much he's cooperating by how stiff his sentence is. There's no way Mueller would drop the conspiracy and accepting money from a hostile government (and lying about it) charges without something sweet in return.
Exactly. His problems of not registering as a foreign agent and accepting money are too easily provable, and carry high penalty. I am sure that the fact that he is not being charged now indicates he has big fish to give.
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Old 12-01-17, 10:32 AM
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This so-called "nothing burger" is getting bigger and juicier every day.
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He's pleading guilty. Officially.
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