Flynn told ex-partner Russia sanctions would be dumped

Donald Trump was just 11 minutes into his presidency when his choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, texted a former business partner to say an ambitious U.S. collaboration with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East was “good to go,” according to a new whistleblower account. As Trump delivered his inaugural address, says the unnamed whistleblower, Flynn […]

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Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

When President Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in February, White House officials portrayed him as a renegade who had acted independently in his discussions with a Russian official during the presidential transition and then lied to his colleagues about the interactions. But emails among top transition officials, provided or described to The New York Times, suggest […]

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Trump denies asking FBI director to go easy on Flynn

President Trump denied any attempt to obstruct an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Sunday, while lawmakers said the president’s own comments raised new questions about him and the probe into Russians who interfered in last year’s presidential election. During a weekend-long series of tweets following Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI, Trump attacked […]

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Flynn’s attorney reportedly met with Mueller’s team Monday

More evidence emerged Monday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may be seeking to cooperate with investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner visited the offices of the special counsel in Washington, D.C., Monday morning, ABC News reported, amid speculation that Flynn had begun working to reach a plea deal. The visit comes on the heels of reports, […]

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Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation

The pressure on Flynn is the latest signal that Mueller is moving at a rapid, and steady, pace in his investigation. Last week, investigators unsealed indictments of Manafort and Manafort’s business partner Rick Gates. They pleaded not guilty. Mueller is applying renewed pressure on Flynn following his indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, three sources familiar with the investigation […]

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Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Congress Monday she bluntly warned the Trump White House in January that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn “essentially could be blackmailed” by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Moscow’s ambassador in Washington.The testimony from Yates, an Obama administration holdover fired soon after for other […]

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Justice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say

The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said. The message, delivered by Sally […]

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