Michael Flynn is Cooperating and Has Been for Some Time: Sheldon Whitehouse
Note in passing that this is something that ‘conspiracy theorists’ like Louise Mensch, Claude Taylor, and Puesto Loco have been reporting their sources have been telling them for sometime.
But now Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the one saying it:
“Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse appeared on-air on CNN today and volunteered the following about Michael Flynn: “All the signals are suggesting he is already cooperating with the FBI, and may have been for some time. First of all, they had him dead to rights on a felony false statement, on the statement they took from him at the White House on the Kislyak conversations. Second, [James] Comey reported that one of the things the FBI does with cooperators is get them to go back and clean up areas of non-compliance. Flynn – who will never be hired by a foreign government again – went back and cleaned up his foreign agent filings. Third, all of the reporting out of the Eastern District of Virginia on subpoenas is one hop away from Flynn.”
Speaking of the grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia brings us to Paul Manafort-he lives there and the grand jury trying him is there.
A separate Washington Post article reported Manafort is also cooperating with the FBI:
“First came word earlier today from Democratic members of Congress that Michael Flynn had been caught sneaking off to Saudi Arabia for a secret nuclear deal with the Russians (link). But that was just the warm up act. Hours later another Democratic Senator appeared live on CNN and revealed that he believes Flynn has already cut a deal with the FBI (link). Then came word from the Washington Post that Paul Manafort is cooperating with a Trump-Russia subpoena (link). So why is this all happening at once?”
“On a surface level, it’s further evidence that the Trump-Russia investigation is speeding up as the scandal runs deeper and wider. But it feels like there’s something more to it. Why are Democrats in the Senate suddenly revealing the extent of Flynn’s crimes and their belief that Flynn has already cut a deal with the Feds? What are the odds that news just happened to leak to a newspaper today that Manafort is also cooperating?”
“The upshot of all these leaks is that two of Trump’s top former advisers are now both cooperating with the investigation, which is clearly bad news for Trump. If these kinds of multi-layered probes, the top boss usually only goes down if the underlings flip on him. And now all this news is suddenly coming out all at once, which should have the net effect of causing Trump to flip out and go further off the deep end. I can’t help but wonder if that’s the goal of those who are putting all this information out there today.”
It would certainly at least suggest the investigation has reached a certain level. Michael Flynn ‘Certainly has a story to tell’ and his telling it. As, evidently, is Manafort.
Manafort was in the news yesterday again for his (GRU) man in Kieve, Konstantin Kilimnik, who from a Russian spy school
When asked about two meetings with Kilimnik, including one in early August, just weeks before Manafort had to leave the campaign over his ties to Russia-and specifically Kilimnik. At this meeting, Manafort admits that they topic of the cyberattacks on the DNC came up.
But only as it effects Ukraine, I’m sure. In the East District of Virginia Manafort grand jury, one of the subpoenas went to: Konstantin Kilimnik.
No doubt both Manafort as well as Flynn both have their stories to tell and apparently are now telling it to the FBI.
We will no doubt get to hear these stories publicly in the not too distant future.
P.S. So the Gravis poll against Peter King NY2 and it has good news-almost too good to believe.
In my March poll I trailed King by 11 and thought that was very good news. Now Gravis has me up by 10? Still, the moment of truth is next week when Gravis writes up the press release.
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