Update …CNN is reporting Flynn has resigned as the head of the NSC .….
In a piece 24 hours ago we pointed to a NY Times piece that reported that the National Security Council head Ret. Gen Mike Flynn has been outed by NSA intercepts to have spoken on the phone to an Russian offical BEFORE Donald Trump was swore in about sanctions President Obama had leveled against Russia for inteferance in the 2016 elections and their moves in the Crimea….
THAT could be against the Law….
On top of that ?
Flynn told Vice President Pence that he did NOT bring up sanctions….
On top of that?
Sally Yates, the filling in Attorney General before Jeff Sessions got confirmed is now known to have warned the Trump Chief White House lawyer of Flynn’s action’s …..She was later fired for refusing to defend the Trump travel ban which has been stopped in its tracks as illegal (Yates made a good call?)…..
The Trump White House has been all over the place with leaks about Flynn’s status and President Trump has been mute in answering questions thrown at him by reporters….
Flyn is currently being investigated by no less than four Congressional panels and the FBI, CIA and NSA….
The man is a walking distarction and is politically radioactive….
Questions are now being whispered as to did Flynn doe this on his own?….or was he instructed to do this from Donald Trump, who has tried his hardest to forge a realtionship with the Russians……
Oh, and their is a Russian file out there known to some with ‘dicey’ stuff on President Trump that could be damaging to him politically….
The latest is that the Trump people maybe looking at ANOTHER Retired General to replace Flynn….
And he pleading to mishandling secret stuff back a few years ago…..
You just can’t make this stuff up…..
Michael T. Flynn, the embattled national security adviser, faced an uncertain future on Monday as White House officials delivered conflicting messages about whether he still enjoys the confidence of President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
The Justice Department had warned the White House that Mr. Flynn had misled senior Trump administration officials about whether he had discussed American sanctions against Vladimir V. Putin’s regime during a phone call with Russia’s ambassador to the United States weeks before the inauguration, and that he could be open to blackmail by Russia, said a former senior official.
At the same time, Mr. Pence has told administration officials that he believes Mr. Flynn lied to him by saying he had not discussed the topic of sanctions on a call with the ambassador in late December. Even the mere discussion of policy — and the apparent attempt to assuage the concerns of an American adversary before Mr. Flynn took office — represents a remarkable breach of protocol.
The F.B.I. has been examining Mr. Flynn’s phone calls as he has come under growing questions about his interactions with Russian officials and his management of the National Security Council. In addition, the Army has been investigating whether Mr. Flynn received money from the Russian government during a trip he took to Moscow in 2015, according to two defense officials….
Amid this news, the list of possible replacements includes retired Gen. David Petraeus, who’s scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the plans. Other possibilities: Stephen Hadley, who served as national security adviser under President George W. Bush; Tom Bossert, who also served as a national security aide under Bush and now oversees cybersecurity under Trump; Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts; and Department of Homeland Security head John Kelly.
Petraeus was briefly considered for secretary of state during the transition but was passed over in part because of his 2015 conviction for mishandling classified information.
Questions about Flynn’s status were met with conflicting responses by White House officials Monday. “The president is evaluating the situation,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday evening. “He’s getting input, he’s looking at the situation.”
Earlier in the day, Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway sent a different message in a television appearance. “General Flynn does enjoy the full confidence of the president,” Conway told MSNBC.
Trump hasn’t addressed questions about Flynn since Friday, when he told reporters on board Air Force One that he would “look into” the reports that Flynn lied about improperly discussing sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration with Russia’s ambassador before Trump’s inauguration….
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