By now everyone has heard the problems that are flying around ex-NatSec adviser, Flynn…..none of it is good and all is virtually indefensible…..it appears that he was a really bad boy…..with each passing day there is more of his “betrayal” of the country and its people.
More and more it looks like the Trump team knew all about is involvement with foreign countries and did not care……
The newest batch of facts comes out……
Yet another twist in the Michael Flynn drama: President Trump’s transition team knew weeks before the inauguration that Flynn was under federal investigation for links to a foreign power, but that was no obstacle to his hiring as national security adviser, sources tell the New York Times. The insiders say Flynn told the transition team’s chief lawyer on Jan. 4 that he had been secretly working as a lobbyist for Turkey while advising Trump on national security issues during his campaign. He was hired in August by a Turkish businessman. Trump campaign officials—and the Justice Department—became suspicious after Flynn wrote an Election Day op-ed in the Hill criticizing a foe of the Turkish government.
The Justice Department investigation of Flynn’s Turkey links is separate from the FBI investigation of his ties to Russia, which President Trump allegedly asked former FBI chief James Comey to drop, Slate notes. Flynn was paid more than $500,000 for his work representing Turkish interests and McClatchy reports that just 10 days into the Trump administration, Flynn rejected a plan that would have involved Kurdish forces helping retake Raqqa, the de facto ISIS capital in Syria. The move, which was what Turkey wanted, halted an operation that had been months in the making. Trump revived the Raqqa plan weeks after Flynn was fired. (Flynn was warned about foreign payments years ago.)
It is apparent that the Trump vetting process sucks!
While this revelation was making the rounds another shoe dropped concerning Flynn…..
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pushed to delay a plan to retake ISIS stronghold Raqqa that Turkey opposed, according to a new report.
McClatchy reports that former President Obama and his national security adviser Susan Rice informed then president-elect Trump of a Pentagon plan to retake the city of Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold, with the help of Syrian Kurdish forces. Obama’s team informed Trump because while the plan would be approved under Obama, it would likely be executed after Trump took office.
Flynn told Rice to delay approving the mission. His explanation for the delay was not recorded, according to McClatchy, but the decision to delay approval lined up with Turkey’s interests in the region. Turkey has been a staunch opponent of the United States partnering with Kurdish forces in the region.
The recommendation to delay the mission approval took place during the Trump team’s transition period, ahead of Trump’s inauguration.
If this is true then this alone should be grounds to BBQ this douche!
Is this why it is taking so long to route ISIS from Raqaa?
Time to drag this person over the coals and find out who knew what and who did what!
Stop “pussy footin'” around and go for broke!
But first…..More on the Russian Front……it seems that the Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with the Russians…..
Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.
The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Sorry dudes but with each passing day the news gets worse……how long before heads start rolling down Pennsylvania?
How long before his ass scratching supporters wake up and smell the manure they are standing in?