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  • Former Judge: If General Flynn Was Not Aware Strzok Was Removed for Bias – Case Can Be Dismissed

    12/05/2017 4:25:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    Former Judge: If General Flynn Was Not Aware Strzok Was Removed for Bias – Case Can Be Dismissed Due to Giglio Violation December 5, 2017 by Jim Hoft 9 Comments Share Tweet Email Glenn Reynolds is a law professor, author and USA Today columnist. Glenn runs the wildly popular Instapundit website at PJ Media and has an enormous following. This afternoon Glenn Reynolds posted this comment from a former judge and reader on the General Michael Flynn arrest and plea deal. Glenn believes this was a flawed investigation because General Michael Flynn was not notified that the main witness against...
  • Ingraham Rips Joy Behar’s Reaction to Flynn News

    12/02/2017 8:05:09 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    lifezette ^ | 02 Dec 2017
    Co-host of 'The View' had a gleeful, even delusional response — just one example of the mainstream media's jubilance “It’s like she just won Publishers Clearing House,” joked Laura Ingraham Friday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” She was referencing the incredibly gleeful reaction of co-host Joy Behar of “The View” to the news earlier in the day that General Mike Flynn was pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. Behar, like many others in the mainstream media, took the news as a promise of later prosecutions for President Donald Trump or others in the administration. The theory is...
  • ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

    12/02/2017 2:58:15 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 283 replies
    ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians.
  • ABC's Fake News Tanked the Market Yesterday

    12/02/2017 1:40:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | December 2, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday, Guy updated his story to reflect ABC's costly mistake reported by Brian Ross. Ross falsely reported that "candidate" Donald Trump instructed Gen. Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. In reality, it was "president-elect" Donald Trump. That is a huge difference. Guy summed up the basic problems such false reporting creates below: "With faith in the press in crisis, these bad errors don't help close the credibility gap, particularly among people who already believe the media is out to get Trump.  It took ABC far too long to fix this mistake, especially since other news organizations were reporting accurately on...
  • Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz says Flynn's credibility is worthless and Trump will never be impeached

    12/02/2017 10:11:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 2, 2017
    ... It was Alan Dershowitz who saw into the future. "Flynn will do anything to save himself and his son. His credibility is worthless," Dershowitz said on Tuesday - three days before it was reported that former White House adviser Michael Flynn would testify that the Donald asked him to collude with the Russians. "They'll never be able to impeach President Trump," he also predicted.
  • Comey the disgraced fired ex director of the fbi

    12/02/2017 6:08:39 AM PST · by Bob Celeste · 20 replies | 12-2-2017 | Self
    James Comey the disgraced fired ex director of the fbi is a perfect example of why no one should quote the Bible without having first read the Bible. Comey quoted Amos 5:24 in apparent rebuke of Lt. Gen Mike Flynn. The problem is, that he has taken one verse so far out of context that is laughable. Here is the verse Comey is implying is the reason Mike is in trouble; Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Now as you will see when I put it in context, GOD is not...
  • ABC News Raked For ‘Clarification’ Then ‘Correction’ Of Brian Ross Flynn Reporting

    12/02/2017 7:01:38 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    ABC News Raked For ‘Clarification’ Then ‘Correction’ Of Brian Ross Flynn Reporting [Privacy Badger has replaced this AddThis button.] By Chris Ariens on Dec. 2, 2017 - 9:24 AMComment On ABC Friday, following news that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had pleaded guilty in the Russia probe, correpsondent Brian Ross reported during an on air special report that Flynn, “is prepared to testify that Pres. Trump–as a candidate, Donald Trump–ordered him, directed him to make contact with the Russians, which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said at this point.” ABC was forced to first clarify, then correct Ross’s...
  • ABC’s False Flynn Reporting Proves Our Society Needs Ways To Punish The Fake News Media

    12/02/2017 5:50:32 AM PST · by x1stcav · 68 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 12/2/17 | David Blackmon
    Nothing to see here, folks, move along. Nothing to see here. – ABC’s Brian Ross proved once again yesterday that he really should be working at CNN. Ross’s breathless morning report that Mike Flynn was ready to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed him to collude with the Russians to try to impact the election threw the entirety of the fake news media and social media into a tizzy, with liberals at every media outlet excitedly predicting that this was the “beginning of the end” for President Trump. There was just one problem, though: the story was, as Ross’s...
  • What the Flynn Plea Means

    12/02/2017 7:43:04 AM PST · by libstripper · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 1, 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    There’s less to the news than meets the eye. Former Trump-administration national-security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty today to lying to the FBI regarding his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Flynn, who is reportedly cooperating with the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, is pleading guilty in federal district court in Washington, D.C., to a one-count criminal information (which is filed by a prosecutor in cases when a defendant waives his right to be indicted by a grand jury).
  • CNN: White House claims Obama admin approved Flynn calls with Russian ambassador

    12/01/2017 4:59:40 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/17 | By Max Greenwood
    The White House said on Friday that it was the Obama administration that authorized former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during President Trump's transition, according to CNN. Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Kislyak in the month before Trump took office, the first current or former Trump White House official brought down by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's election meddling. Court records indicate that his communications with Kislyak were directed by a Trump transition official, with multiple news outlets reporting that official was Trump's...
  • Donald Trump 'the candidate' did not commit a crime: Gregg Jarrett

    12/01/2017 11:17:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/1/17 | By Matthew Wisner
    ....there are reports Flynn was urged by then-candidate Donald Trump to talk to the Russians in potential violation of the Logan Act.... But Fox News anchor and attorney Gregg Jarrett told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto this would not violate the Logan Act. “No, it wouldn’t…Nobody’s ever been prosecuted under it. Why? Because the federal courts, especially a New York U.S. federal court, said in 1964 it’s unconstitutional,” Jarrett said. ....there is no crime in candidates such as Trump at the time reaching out to foreign governments. “If candidate Trump had somebody reach out to the Russians or any...
  • FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

    12/01/2017 9:53:02 AM PST · by EBH · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2017 | Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller
    The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said. The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials and agents in the United States, which is one of the FBI’s responsibilities, according to the U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss counterintelligence operations. Nonetheless, the fact that communications by a...
  • Flynn coordinated Russia call with senior transition official, prosecutors say

    12/01/2017 9:17:26 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    Former national security advisor Michael Flynn spoke with a "senior official" in President’s Trump's transition team at the Mar-a-Lago resort to discuss what he should communicate to the Russian ambassador in a highly-scrutinized series of phone calls in December of 2016, according to federal prosecutors. Flynn and the senior officials discussed both the recently implemented U.S. sanctions on Russia, as well as the fact that they did not want Russia to escalate friction between the two nations, lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team told a federal judge Friday.   After the discussion, Flynn telephoned the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Afterwards, he called...

    12/01/2017 6:14:38 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 177 replies
    twitter ^ | 12/01/2017 | Twitter/Tom Winter
    BREAKING FROM SPECIAL COUNSEL: The court has scheduled a plea hearing for Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn (Ret.), 58, of Alexandria, Va., at 10:30 a.m.
  • Michael Flynn charged with making false statements to the FBI: Documents

    12/01/2017 6:24:47 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 1, 2017 | ADAM KELSEY and VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser who was dismissed earlier this year, was charged with making false statements to the FBI Friday, becoming the latest associate of the president's to face charges related to the special counsel probe.
  • BREAKING: Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty For Making False Statements to the FBI

    12/01/2017 6:33:50 AM PST · by pgkdan · 87 replies ^ | 12/01/17
    Former White House National Security advisor Michael Flynn will plead guilty to charges of making false statements to FBI agents after months of investigation by Special Counsel Bob Mueller.
  • Flynn is prepared to testify President Trump directed him to make contact with Russians

    12/01/2017 8:14:42 AM PST · by BusterDog · 48 replies
    ABC News’ Brian Ross reports first media report of this.
  • Charges against Flynn detailed

    12/01/2017 8:21:21 AM PST · by OldGuard1 · 63 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2017 | Judson Berger
    According to the charging document, those false statements were that: "On or about Dec 29, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Government of Russia’s Ambassador to the United States ... to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day; and FLYNN did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request." "On or about December 22, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Russian Ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat a...
  • BREAKING: Flynn prepared to testify against Trump and family

    12/01/2017 8:14:27 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 450 replies
    ABC News/Twitter ^ | 12/01/2017 | ABC NEWS/Twitter
    "Mike Flynn is "prepared to testify" against Trump, his family, & the campaign, including Trump ordering him to talk to Russians"
  • What the Flynn Plea Means

    12/01/2017 9:43:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies ^ | 12/1/17 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The false-statement charge, brought under Section 1001 of the federal penal code, stems from Flynn’s conversation on December 29, 2016, with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. At the time, Flynn was slated to become the national-security adviser to President-elect Donald Trump. The conversation occurred on the same day that then-president Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 election. It is believed to have been recorded by the FBI because Kislyak, as an agent of a foreign power, was subject to monitoring under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Mueller has charged Flynn with falsely telling FBI...