Flynn Legal Team No Longer Communicating With White House Legal Team…

The New York Times reporters are outlining another silly story to squeeze out the final drips of usefulness within the vast Russian conspiracy narrative.   Comey’s leak recipient Michael Schmidt, and the narrative engineer with a Phd in passive aggressive writing, Maggie Haberman, collaborate.

The outline is that lawyers for Michael Flynn are no longer sharing information with lawyers from the Trump team.  Obviously the intended premise of this engineering feat is infer that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller to the detriment of President Trump.  Key word for narrative building here is: ‘infer’.  The years’-long media Russian conspiracy script relies heavily on ‘inference’.

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation, according to four people involved in the case — an indication that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal.

Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

That agreement has been terminated, the four people said. Defense lawyers frequently share information during investigations, but they must stop when doing so would pose a conflict of interest. It is unethical for lawyers to work together when one client is cooperating with prosecutors and another is still under investigation.  (read more)

As with just about every well positioned clickbait story, the parseltongue narrative gives every audience something from the buffet.   Trump-haters get another infusion of giddy optimism toward the end goal of impeachment; Mueller conspiracy theorists get a dose of additional fuel for the usurping special prosecutor angle; and nervous sideline Trump supporters get anxiety….  It’s intended that way.

Meanwhile, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Flynn would be working a deal to remove himself from the tenuous position he put himself into with the entire Turkish Lobbying thing he forgot to register in DC.

Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, the Podesta brothers, and a host of other DC characters who gain affluence from the lobbying of foreign influence, are all tenuously positioned like  cat burglars who jumped the wall without realizing the new owner has installed flood-lights and a hungry pride of unleashed lions.

:::POW:::

Midway to the villa, LIGHTS ON !

Unfortunately for Flynn this was his first time joining the operation.

Nothing more.

Carry on.

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157 Responses to Flynn Legal Team No Longer Communicating With White House Legal Team…

  1. Natasha says:

    Its amazing how Muller is investigating everything OTHER than his manate and the useless AG and Deputy AG dont seem to care.

    Liked by 17 people

    • blakeney says:

      The AG is useless. The Deputy AG is in league with Muller.

      Liked by 13 people

    • Brian L says:

      Common misconception, his mandate is NOT Russian influence, it’s FOREIGN influence.

      The longer this drags on the more I think Mueller is a white hat.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Natasha says:

        This is simply not true. Go and re-read the letter by Rod about Muller appointment. His mandate in specific terms clearly stated ”Russian interference in 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump Campaign”

        It NEVER stated foreign interference… it SPECIFICALLY said Russian interference so stop making excuses for Muller and his rogue ethics conflicted HIT SQUAD that was SOLD TO THE PUBLIC based on a lie. He is using COMEYS MEMOS TO GO AFTER POTUS to cover up for FBI/CIA/DOJ Watergate level screw up.

        THERE IS NO 1800 INDICTMENTS COMING.. so cut out the crap and stop pushing outright disinformation.

        Liked by 6 people

        • daizeez says:

          It also states it includes any matters that result from the investigation.

          Liked by 10 people

          • Correct. As with Ken Starr and other previous Special Prosecutors, Mueller can’t ignore significant crimes (like Manafort’s massive money-laundering) he discovers during investigation, whether they are related to Russia and the election or not.

            Flynn is vulnerable to indictment (for example) if any of the stuff about him getting paid to assist Turkey in a kidnapping plot is supported by evidence. It makes no difference that it had nothing to do with our election. Any crime discovered while looking around for Russian plots is fair game.

            Liked by 4 people

          • cjzak says:

            Yep exactly. Saw a person on Fox one night who said this very thing. Can’t remember who it was, but he pretty much confirmed if things came up in the investigation that looked like problems in other areas, they could or would be looked into also. I just wonder why they put that into the original mandate. Maybe this is common practice for investigations like this, but it would have been nice if they had actually limited the mandate to just the Russian interference in 2016 election campaign.

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        • Sayit2016 says:

          Natasha calm down….you do not have a clue what Sessions is actually doing. Russia IS a Foreign country…and Trump is not going to be impeached.

          Liked by 6 people

        • Steve in Lewes says:

          “He is using COMEYS MEMOS TO GO AFTER POTUS to cover up for FBI/CIA/DOJ Watergate level screw up.”
          Did you know that DJT is President of the US?
          Did you know he most likely knows what is in those memos?
          Did you know as President, he can de-classify anything he wants?
          He most likely knows what the basis was for the FISA warrant that Obama and team used.
          If that was manufactured from the dossier, don’t you think that PDJT, Sessions, and Mueller knows that as well?
          Why do you think Trump met with Mueller the day before he was named SC? He had already served ad FBI Director, so he was ineligible for that post.
          Think about that and figure that PDJT has this covered!

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          • Oldschool says:

            Some of your theories make sense Steve, but here is where it breaks down. Believing that all of this is some set up between Trump and Mueller to bring down swampers would necessitate that we are also to believe that Trump hired a team of attorneys and allowed his team and his family to be dragged through the mud. I simply cannot buy that.

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            • Have you seen the documentation between Trump and his legal team? How many hours have those lawyers actually billed? What exactly are those lawyers actually doing? Do you know how much he is paying them? Have you seen the checks? Of course he has lawyers – he has ALWAYS had lawyers. He and his family were going to be dragged through the mud regardless – you think he didn’t know that going in? Come on, friend. Have faith in PDJT!

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          • Daniel says:

            And the left-right ankle monitoring boot serves a function other than aiding in the healing of a tendon which takes a rather long time to heal.

            Liked by 1 person

      • I don’t think Mueller is a white hat. We now know that crooked and the DNC paid for the phony dossier. We know that the dossier was leaked to the FBI. Once the FBI had it, members of the enemedia were paid to report that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign, all based on the fake dossier. These are now known facts. If Mueller was a white hat, he would finalize his investigation and stop now, knowing that the original basis for the investigation is “poisoned fruit”. The fact that his investigation continues means that any hope that Mueller is a white hat that is going to bring down the dhimmicrats is (IMO) wishful thinking. Mueller is a black hat that is up to his eyeballs in the Uranium One scandal. As long as his investigation proceeds he can’t be touched. For that reason alone he has an incentive to continue the investigation, regardless of the legality or scope. He is protecting himself.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Natasha, apparently the Deputy DOJ (Obama hangover) did not give the mandate we expected, but is going here and there trying to find something, anything to use against Trump. Too bad that so long and many attorneys with Mueller and still nothing. I am supposing that Trump will let him run wild and hang himself and leave Mueller thinking he is doing a good thing. Could I say Trump is one smart devious informed President? YES!

      Liked by 7 people

    • CiscoKid says:

      Yep, everything but.

      Like

    • trump2016ourlastchance says:

      Who shot Seth Rich?

      Liked by 1 person

    • THE AG AND HIS DEPUTY SET THIS ALL UP.
      BOTH NEED FIRED.

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  2. Nordic Breed says:

    “Obviously the intended premise of this engineering feat is infer that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller to the detriment of President Trump. ”

    The correct work, if I am reading this correctly, is “imply”, as that is what the reporters are doing. We, the readers, are supposed to infer from what they are implying is that something is afoot against PDJT. Nasty insinuators. Can’t stand them.

    Liked by 13 people

  3. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    Sundance found it in his post….this is me….he hit the nail on the head….I have found myself!
    “……and nervous sideline Trump supporters get anxiety….”
    Thank-you.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. blakeney says:

    It has been clear from the start that if Grand Inquisitioner/Witch Hunter/Democrat Hack Herr Mueller couldn’t find something on Trump, he would invent something, even out of whole cloth. The danger is not over.

    Liked by 5 people

    • jokin says:

      Big deal. If they choose to go down that road, he and his fellow Grand Inquisitors will risk their own disbarment and worse for malicious prosecution Any judge these cases go before will likely be thrown out for the improper chain of evidence, fruit of the poison tree and blatant conflicts of interest.

      They had nothing before, it’s pretty clear they got nothing now, and they almost certainly never will

      Liked by 7 people

      • Tom says:

        Precisely. No need for all this anxiety on the behalf of PDJT.

        Liked by 4 people

        • fuzzi says:

          Agreed. Back when the MSM started “reporting” on collusion/etcetera, I was nervous for my President. I knew an attempt was underway to railroad Trump, a concerted effort by GOPe/Dems/MSM, and it worried me.

          But I’ve seen how President Trump has been handling these jackboots, and no matter what the enemies of our republic say or do, I am not concerned. Trump’s got this, sit back and enjoy the show.

          Popcorn, anyone? 😀

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    • “”the danger is not over ” re: Mueller investigations. The communication cessation between legal teams may be totally misconstrued. Only rumors, and conspiracy theories can arise being several of the attorneys have connections in New Orleans. I refuse to believe the insinuation that now Mr. Mueller is beginning to look into why and what caused the breach in the New Orleans levees during hurricane Katrina. /s/

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  5. freq says:

    another crack in the dam… just a matter of time before the truth comes out…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. LULU says:

    As he investigates Trump’s aides, special counsel’s record shows surprising flaws

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mueller-record-20171122-story.html

    This is very interesting and from the LA Times…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Steve in Lewes says:

      The author of this piece also says this: “Will he target Trump’s sprawling family business and financial empire and the years before the developer ran for the White House?”
      Funny how Clinton, Podesta, and Yates railed against PDJT when he tweeted about going after Clinton on U1, you know using the DOJ to go after political opponents; but they are all in on this witch hunt.

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  7. fleporeblog says:

    When you have absolutely nothing, you go back to Muh Russia! The gift that keeps on giving.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Fle, that is a great way of putting it. Keeping with the Christmas spirit.

      I have been saying this for months now that PDJT has been letting the Special Witchhunt continue because it uncovers so much more of the uniparty corruption. Using a collage football analogy, there is less than 1 min to go in the fourth quarter.

      Team Mueller: 6 (FG Flynn, FG Manfort)
      Team Trump: 35 (TD HRC emails, TD Unmasking, TD U1 deal, TD fixed election, TD sex scandals)

      The game looks so bad Mueller could be a ringer. Which brings me back from football.

      I agree with Brian L above. The more the SWH continues the more Mueller looks like a white hat. As more uniparty corruption has been exposed, Mueller needed to cover his on arse. More so since U1 hit the spotlight. Mueller will get some scalp to save face maybe Flynn, maybe Manfort, maybe both but I don’t think anyone else.

      Liked by 5 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        Love the football 🏈 analogy!

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        • Ditch Mitch says:

          Just came natural as I was watching South Florida and UCF play. I broke tradition and refused to watch NFL yesterday. Brian L’s comment made me think of Mueller the Ringer.

          Flynn separating from PDJT may be the beginning of the end. Flynn may be looking to take his lumps and further protect PDJT by distancing himself from The President.
          Just and added thought.

          Liked by 1 person

          • CustomsBrokerNAFTA_SME says:

            I am of the opposite opinion on Flynn. Mueller has been a white hat from day 1. Ditch, I believe you’re headed down the right path but overlooked something crucial.

            IMHO – It’s 49-6.

            Remember what happened in the Kingdom. Just who was rounded up? How are they, especially Prince “Weed,” connected to Tony and Pedo? As Director of DIA, you think just maybe Flynn KNOWS where the skeletons are hiding?

            Crime for failure to file FARA disclosure requires one to intend to actually lobby does it not? Writing an op/ed? That ain’t lobbying. Flynn is a True American Patriot. His career shows it.

            I expect the Wheels are about to come off the Demoncrat Party Apparatus, and the American sheeple blindly following “her” are in for a huge surprise. One they will have an extremely difficult time accepting as reality.

            …gotta stock up on popcorn…. Sessions, Mueller and RR gonna be heroes when its all said and done.

            Liked by 7 people

            • Ditch Mitch says:

              Customs, Flynn may become the “fall guy”. Mueller’s saving face. I added a post below on Flynn working with the Trump campaign as the “inside man”.

              The Kingdom of Saud corruption round up is a great win for PDJT and will take down much of the corrupt uniparty. So in that case it could be a TD for Team Trump.

              Every day I look forward to the next move PDJT makes against the uniparty.

              Liked by 1 person

      • I like what you are saying. The only problem is, Mueller is NOT the one uncovering Uranium one. There are several reporters working so hard on digging and digging as well as Judicial watch. There is so much more to be found, exposing the illegal dealings from Obama’s administration.
        The sexual escapades are smoke and mirrors to deflect from Uranium one and the emails.
        Mueller is covering his hind quarters, by continuing his investigation. The reason why I fear him and do not believe him to be a white hat and for President Trump is because his credibility is in question because of his links to Uranium one, so I consider him to be very dangerous. also, sorry, but I do not like that he has 17 Hillary sympathetic lawyers.

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        • Ditch Mitch says:

          clear morning, it doesn’t matter if Mueller is a white hat or not. Mueller’s out of control investigations have uncovered massive uniparty corruption. I do agree Judicial Watch and others have contributed greatly to the investigation of government corruption.

          Mueller was involved in U1 so he was not going to investigate it. Peter Schweizer’s book followed by the movie brought U1 to the national stage in 2015.

          http://www.clintoncashbook.com

          Mueller right now is a cornered animal and as you say, dangerous. He is looking to cut his losses by indicting someone that doesn’t lead to bigger things. Flynn and Turkiye may be his best bet.

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  8. blakeney says:

    Dr. McCoy: Spock, I’ve found that evil usually triumphs – unless good is very, very careful.

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  9. magatrump says:

    You know what No one knows what is going on. Except President Trump. I trust him 1000%. He knows what is happening and he has all the power as POTUS to put the hammer down whenever he wants.
    This story is inferring from their side. POS Maggie Habberman of the slime NYT is inferring things to please her side. At the same time, Imperator Rex and Tom Wickham are infering things to please our side. I trust President Trump fully to defeat these evil forces totally. God bless President Trump! I pray for him everyday.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Steve in Lewes says:

      PDJT holds all the cards! The ace he is holding is his ability to de-classify anything he desires. One example is the information provided by the FBI/DOJ under Obama to “justify” the surveillance FISA warrant on his campaign. He most likely already knows that.
      I’m sure Mueller knows it too! One way or the other PDJT’s got this!

      Liked by 3 people

  10. tax2much says:

    Quite a job, Mueller gets paid by the government to investigate the government on matters that he ran while employed by the government.

    Liked by 17 people

  11. FL_GUY says:

    My philosophy, if the media-rats report it, it’s a lie or a half-truth but usually a total lie used to manipulate the emotions of the people..

    Liked by 6 people

  12. rumpole2 says:

    Well that wraps it up for Trump then….

    And there are 1800 (sealed) indictments about to be served

    I guess they will be busing all the staff at the White House off to prison. That will leave the WH gardener in charge (and Obama appointee)

    Liked by 7 people

  13. quintrillion says:

    I am against foreign $ lobbyists and money launderers- I don’t care who they are – get their influence money out of politican’s greedy grip- (especially the evil, sneaky Soros – freeze his ass. and lock him up).
    I thoroughly believe & expect President Trump to be uninfluencible by outside power or money.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. burnett044 says:

    No matter what flavor of ice cream one would rather have…one can not kiss there own elbow…
    some times in life we all just have to wait and see what unfolds.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. Monadnock says:

    Pardon me while I yawn.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. freq says:

    watching mueller bank the money for a new retirement vacation home… lovely…

    Like

  17. quintrillion says:

    Sneaky kitty got sticky paws & gets caught. No time left to lick his sticky paws.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. bluegirl says:

    The press and MSM lost all credibility with me eons ago……….I’m not drinking the Kool-Aid!!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  19. anniesezso says:

    PURRfect !!

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  20. alliwantissometruth says:

    “who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign”

    They print this steaming pile of bovine droppings while ignoring the very real story of Clinton’s involvement in the very real effort to undermine President Trumps campaign

    Mueller should be put in jail for corruption & wasting / misusing the peoples tax dollars

    This absolute waste of time, this absolute blatant corrupt attempt at a set-up while completely ignoring the absolutely real crimes of Clinton’s involvement is a perfect example of our governments total disdain for the truth, for justice & for we the people

    No matter how obvious it is, no matter how corrupt it looks & no matter how wrong it is, they simply don’t care. They could care less what we the people think

    That attitude & that divide between the government & we the people is exactly what we need to change

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    • Huzzah. Hillary is in shock that she did not win the election, because she pulled more illegal machinations, from stealing from Bernie, to her own hacking of the machines, to having illegals voting, criminals voting, making the false dossier, having woman falsely testify against Mr. Trump, paying off reporters, having debate questions slipped to her. She had complete control of the narrative, not just the DNC. She knew of all her illegal play to pay, she just had to in, she was entitled, she crossed all her “T’s” and “I’s”. BUT, it was not just her and her money and her involvement, so many others were invested, and yes, Mueller was one of them…. It is truly amazing to me, how their absolute guilt, culpability, and machinations have been thrown upon Candidate Trump, now President Trump, where they (the left, liberals, et.al.) really believe that President Trump, in fact, is the guilty one. This really blows my mind. All that Hillary is guilty of, they believe that Trump is the one guilty and Trump is the one that has a special prosecutor against him…. what planet am I on again… yes, I am sure I am in the twilight zone!

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  21. Steve in Lewes says:

    Here is Mueller’s case against PDJT regarding Russian Collusion, to be reflected in PDJT’s next tweet:
    “Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’, You gotta have somethin’, If you’re gonna Charge me!”

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  22. waltherppk says:

    There are NONE of the Deep State “black hat” bought and paid for treasonous operatives who were in place during the corrupt Obama Administration who have any credibility, because if they were not themselves complicit in that corruption it could not have occurred. Such criminals have no business “investigating” or “prosecuting” alleged crimes of others that are fictional crimes they have fabricated and “projected” as a false accusation on others to divert attention from themselves.

    The entire proposition is as ridiculous as hiring horse thieves to venture forth and round up anyone on whom they can place a false accusation of horse thievery to be hanged in their stead, while they pretend innocence and declare the “guilty” real horse thieves have been discovered and brought to justice for the crimes that are actually their own. It isn’t any mystery who the actual horse thieves are that are needing to be hanged. What is the only mystery is why that good work hasn’t already been done, that NEVER actually required any “special prosecutor”.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      The answer to your mystery about why the good work hasn’t already been done may be this: There are not enough lawyers at DOJ who have both the integrity or courage to speak up publicly against their leadership. Many may be just marking time until their retirement. Some may simply be scared for the lives.

      In one way it’s hard to blame them. Where could they go to turn informer?

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      • mimbler says:

        There are close to zero honest lawyers at DOJ. Holder made it an unacceptable place for people with integrity. I recall when the highest ranking DOJ black lawyer under Holder quit, saying that his conscience would not let him work at the overtly racist organization Holder had created.

        I’m not disagreeing with your point, just saying “yes, and it’s even worse than that”

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      • waltherppk says:

        It would be just great if the people who take an oath to protect the republic would grow a set of balls and keep that oath. Maybe there is too much delegation of duty by those who need to have the initiative to take care of business themselves instead of assigning every shit detail to somebody else.

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  23. I thought I read where Mr. Flynn’s son has been caught up in the “foreign lobbyist” charges also. So could this be simply Flynn trying to “save” his son by admitting to something unrelated to any election influence??

    And then there is the whole “if-then-else” scenario that alleges that the “dossier” was used as “intel info” to get the FISA Warrant which then leads to the “unmasking” which then leads to various and assorted “justification for further investigation”.
    So if the dossier was fake, then the warrant(s) are bad, then the whole show shuts down for the season.

    But this would require logic, common sense, and actually investigate allegations rather than invent new ones ( collusion for example).

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  24. das411 says:

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    • mccall1981 says:

      It’s absurd to pretend that Sessions is doing something “behind the scenes”. He’s not. He’s told us he’s not. He’s too busy taking care of the important stuff, you know, like busting the occasional teenager for pot.

      What an awful little man.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Howie says:

        They do not, and never will, understand what recusal is.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Tegan says:

        I would say that “busting” over 3000 sex predators and almost 300 M-13 monsters is definitely not the occasional pot smoking teen…but then, maybe I have different view of things than you do.

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        • mccall1981 says:

          Yes, we do have a very different view of things. As I see it, Sessions had an important opportunity to apply the law fairly and help restore national faith in the rule of law, and he chose not too. To my mind, that makes him awful and a coward. Nothing he has done regarding gang members etc has been out of the ordinary, and his actions in these areas only go to show the extent to which he has abandoned the most important issues and confined himself to the less important issues.

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          • I tend to agree up to the point of, “let’s see.” So far his actions support your position. I’m inclined to agree up to the point where I see Trump not so inclined. I didn’t vote to Sessions. I did for Trump. So let’s see how this unfolds.

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      • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

        Did you watch Jeff Sessions recent speech at the Federalist Society ?

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        • jmclever says:

          Yes, @Deborah. Seems AG Sessions is busy cleaning up the disaster that was the Obama DoJ to include dropping/settling lawsuits over the OCare contraception mandate. That means little sisters of the poor are off the hook. Wonder why MSM is not reporting that (not really)

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        • Summer says:

          Yes. It was, “blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah..”

          I could not care less about speeches. Sessions RECUSED from what was really important — and the President told us that he was very unhappy.
          Because of his RECUSAL we have Mueller and his band of merry Clinton donors, because of his RECUSAL the Clintons, Comey, Lynch etc. etc. skate.

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          • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

            funny…… your comment was regurgitated false
            “blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah..”

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            • Summer says:

              Please refrain from ad hominem. Or go back to Twitter and tweet your personal insults at someone over there if you must. You are a disgrace, Deborah, always intolerant, always attacking other posters because you hate their opinion.

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          • G. Combs says:

            “… Sessions RECUSED from what was really important …”

            Sessions had NO CHOICE but to recuse.

            If you want the Rule of Law restored you do not break the law or spit upon ethics.
            Government Ethics Outline

            I. Ethics Laws and Regulations

            A. Conflict of interest laws – 18 U.S.C. §§ 201-209

            B. Regulatory code of conduct – Executive Order 12674 of 1989 modified by EO 12731

            C. Procurement Integrity Restrictions – 41 U.S.C. § 423

            D. Executive Branch-wide Standards of Conduct – 5 CFR 2635

            E. Department of Justice Supplement to the Standards of Conduct – 5 CFR 3801 and 28 CFR 45
            […] C. DOJ-Specific Conflict of Interest Regulation: No DOJ employee may participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution, or who would be directly affected by the outcome. 28 CFR 45.2

            Political relationship means a close identification with an elected official, candidate, political party or campaign organization arising from service as a principal advisor or official; personal relationship means a close and substantial connection of the type normally viewed as likely to induce partiality.[…]”https://www.justice.gov/jmd/government-ethics-outline

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  25. citizen817 says:

    I liken the ‘muh Russia’ investigation to a 3 legged stool.

    The first leg weakened by… after a year long investigation…still no evidence of Trump collusion.

    The 2nd leg totally destroyed with the ‘dossier’ and everything surrounding it…everything & everyone.

    As for the last leg…
    Lean on it… and it will collapse under its own weight of corruption, taking with it every black hat that makes up team Mueller.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Molly says:

    IDK, this seems to be a LQQK Squirrel piece to me. Taking away from the REAL stories MSM keeps trying to ignore/dismiss. You had me at “infer”. 😉
    This was a good thread yesterday.

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    • mcclainra says:

      I will be totally surprised if POTUS and Flynn are not in together in this game, and have been since before the election. Supposedly Flynn and son also had lengthy list(s) of elite pedophiles, which was one thing behind Flynn’s resignation.

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Ahh…the white hat Flynn theory rises again. Very good possibility as Flynn was Trump Campaign “inside man”. Flynn made candidate Trump aware of much of the corruption in the Bozo Admin and HRC campaigns. His mistake was not disclosing everything to candidate Trump.

        I believe Flynn has been working with PDJT outside the administration also (well as much as he could “legally”).

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      • Oldschool says:

        I agree mc. I have always believed flynn has been working with Trump

        Liked by 1 person

        • Benson II says:

          You could be right.

          My position is that it’s wishful thinking. Flynn appears to be a very flawed individual involved in activities to increase his own wealth. I don’t consider he has the moral fortitude needed to be an ally of Trumps.

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  27. StanH says:

    Not to worry Mr. Trump has this. If it gets too far out of hand being the Chief Executive he can fire all involved and pardon anyone including himself. This would upset the swamp who is already upset , in other words, who cares.

    Liked by 4 people

  28. darth641 says:

    “It also states it includes any matters that result from the investigation.”

    A Federal criminal investigation with a mandate that wide, is constitutionally suspect

    Liked by 2 people

  29. It’s been over for Trump more times than I can count. The left must be all out of Xanax by now.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. free73735 says:

    Maybe this cat could snag one for me too! Look really good. Must be close to dinner time… 😉

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  31. Howie says:

    Why would they even ‘confer’ to begin with, prior to any charges filed against both for the same crime?

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    • mimbler says:

      Since the real danger for the innocent is a process crime; I can see where they would want to share notes to see where Mueller is digging in order to be a little better mentally prepared when dealing with them.

      Scooter Libby went to prison because of a faulty memory not central to the investigation.

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  32. WeThePeople2016 says:

    FOX keeps running this story at the top of the hour from what I have seen today. They treat it like it is something big to get Trump, even though they try not to say that. Their headlines, though, say it all.

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  33. peachteachr says:

    I say this often when we discuss politics, Pres. Trump simply moves forward. We should be less worried about our enemies, and they are legion, and follow our President as he leads.

    Carpe Diem, fellow Deplorables.

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  34. Rick says:

    Illegal to confer with Russians to the detriment of Hillary.
    Paying Russians through GPS, good to go.

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  35. jmclever says:

    The document appointmening the special counsel is actually fairly broad in describing the boundaries of the investigation.

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    • Howie says:

      § 600.4 Jurisdiction.
      (a)Original jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall be established by the Attorney General. The Special Counsel will be provided with a specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall also include the authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, the Special Counsel’s investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; and to conduct appeals arising out of the matter beinginvestigated and/or prosecuted.

      https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.4

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  36. Convert says:

    Jay Sekulow dropped a hint big as a truck today when asked about all this….ahem, coughObama. Look it up.😎

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  37. jeans2nd says:

    Everyone believes the op-ed Gen Flynn wrote in The Hill was on the behalf of Turkey, supposedly verified by the fact that Gen Flynn’s lobbying company, Flynn Intel Group, had recently signed a contract with a Dutch company, Onova BV, which was owned by a Turkish businessman who sat on one of Turkey’s government economic councils.

    What if Gen Flynn wrote The Hill op-ed at the request of Candidate Trump? What if Gen Flynn’s op-ed was an attempt to get someone to start working with Turkey to stop Turkey’s support of ISIS/Al Qaeda, no matter who won the election?

    The DC piece says Gen Flynn was not part of the Flynn Intel Group contract w/Turkey. The DC piece links to Inovo BV’s lobbying registration form, dtd 30 Sep 2016, which lists former Chief Counsel (2006) to the National Security Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform Robert Kelley as the lobbyist employed by Onovo BV, the company for whom the Flynn Intel Group was lobbying.

    It is quite possible Gen Flynn did not even know that Flynn Intel Group had recently signed that contract. Gen Flynn was and had been a wee bit busy during this time period as Trump Campaign NatSec advisor, and trying to elect Donald J. Trump as President.

    Unless – Gen Flynn wrote the op-ed on behalf of Russia. Now there is a conspiracy theory for ya. Good luck trying to prove that one.

    Sure hope the writers at the NY Times have health insurance that covers psychiatric counseling.
    Although one suspects the NY Times writers may need de-tox first.
    -.-

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  38. Archie says:

    Meanwhile over at Breitbart, Bannon and his cronies have an anti-Trump article above the fold. Over to the right is an anti-Trump-family article. Trump is on his own in DC and in the republican media. I’m not even religious but I might have to ask God to help Trump stomp all their asses and grind them into dust with his heel.

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    • Benson II says:

      I still read Breitbart daily for the odd article to share. I avoid like poison a few of the writers who are sickeningly pro Bannan anti-Trump. I have noted the amount of Bannon is king stories at Breitbart have lessened as have the “I am king” Bannon speeches. My view on Bannon is I hope he doesn’t screw things up in the coming primaries that’s all I ask.

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  39. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    All this looks like an attempt to prompt Pres. Trump to attack the office of Special Council, with the hope that Congress will come to it’s defense and impeach the President on some political grounds like abusing its powers.

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  40. scott467 says:

    “Obviously the intended premise of this engineering feat is infer that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller to the detriment of President Trump. Key word for narrative building here is: ‘infer’.”

    ______________

    The inference can only be made if DJT did something wrong.

    Problem #1: DJT had no MOTIVE to do anything wrong.

    Problem #2: DJT did not do anything wrong.

    Problem #3: Because DJT did nothing wrong, no evidence can exist to the contrary.

    Problem #4: any ‘evidence’ that is presented cannot withstand critical scrutiny, because any such ‘evidence’ is fabricated by definition.

    By analogy, Special Counsel Bueller could investigate ME for stealing the Pink Panther (the diamond). He could hire a bunch of legal hacks and leak tidbits if fiction to the NYT and every other thing.

    But since I did not steal the Pink Panther, Bueller can investigate until kingdom come, and he’s never going to have any case against me, no matter who he arrests or flips, no matter what he leaks, no matter how many stories the fictionsteam media writes, because I did not steal the Pink Panther.

    I had nuthin’ to do with it!

    And any evidence they manufacture against me will not hold up to scrutiny, because it can’t.

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    • scott467 says:

      And the one person who knows, better and more completely than anyone else, that DJT did nothing wrong, is:

      DJT.

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    • Howie says:

      They can’t impeach Trump. He would fight them. I see Sessions, Rosey, Muelley, FBI, CIA, MSM, as a Swamp Protection Scheme Team. This is The Mother of all Scheme Teams. Evidence laundering is rampant. Compliant SJW judges ruling the roost. Now we are in the midst of The Festival of the Slitting of the Loot. D.C is a disaster area. After the Loot is split up Election Year is here! it is a madhouse. The money ain’t workin’ anymore.

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  41. mccall1981 says:

    Here’s a little more context from WSJ showing this has nothing to do with Trump:

    “Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn’s work on an unfinished film financed by Turkish interests as part of its wider probe into whether Mr. Flynn improperly concealed financial ties to Turkey and to Russia, according to people familiar with the matter.”

    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/mike-flynns-lawyers-cut-off-information-sharing-with-trump-legal-team-1511544418

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  42. wj2016 says:

    One year ago today, we first heard of the Jill Stein recount attempts in Wisconsin,Michigan and Pennsylvania. Some people here (myself a little) went down the black pill path and speculated how Trump was going to be denied the presidency , etc. Many more rational heads here explained that the election would not be reversed and all was well, and of course PEDJT kept going about his business of building his cabinet, without concern or hesitation. A year later and it’s still the same – some worry warts believe PDT will be impeached while the more clear minds realize that it just isn’t going to happen and PDT simply continues his path. Many doom and gloomers here need to relax.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Trump being impeached is not going to come from this direction. At least not without a lot of help.

      I think this is the actual scheme:
      Many think the Left is priming the battlefield for another go at President Trump with sex allegations.

      I think it is a much more complicated and surefire plan.

      1. As soon as the 40 year old allegations against Judge Moore came out (Dating a 14 year old?? Are you kidding me??) Mitch McConnell IMMEDIATELY had ALL FUNDS for the campaign yanked away from Judge Moore, thereby pretty much shooting Moore’s campaign in the head. Note the allegations came out just after the deadline for subbing another republican.

      2, If this tactic works.
      Allegations + no Funds = Democrat win
      If this works on Moore, expect to see it pulled on EVERY Tea Party candidate and even some RINOS to ENSURE a Democrat majority in the House and Senate.

      3. THEN the Democrats can impeach Trump (Mental health, sex allegations, Muh Russia… they will come up with some reason) and the RINOs get to keep their hands clean.

      Luckily Judge Moore did not roll over like Herman Cain and is a fighter. Also Allred and her floosies were sloppy as heck and the 4 Chan Weaponized Autists, the Reddit Kids and others tore the allegations to shreds in short order.

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  43. TreeClimber says:

    I’m guessing Sundance is a cat person. 🐱

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    • What’s not to love about snobby highly independent self-serving warm fur-covered fang and claw equipped purring manipulative felines?

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      • G. Combs says:

        Dog?… Horses?…. Goats?
        At least goats, while highly independent, only have a set of bottom front teeth, no claws, and the ability to teleport out of their pen and onto the hood of your car. AND…they don’t snatch your dinner off the counter unless you are vegan. (I won’t guarantee they won’t sneak into the house though — remember the teleporting?)

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        • I grew up in a home where my feline companions taught me many important lessons in presence, gentleness, giving and receiving, and how to tune out madness while slowly sinking into a pool of purring bliss. For this I am grateful.

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  44. Colle Bay says:

    imply/ infer are used incorrectly here:

    “Obviously the intended premise of this engineering feat is infer that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller to the detriment of President Trump. Key word for narrative building here is: ‘infer’. The years’-long media Russian conspiracy script relies heavily on ‘inference’.”

    Imply and infer are opposites, like a throw and a catch. To imply is to hint at something, but to infer is to make an educated guess. The speaker does the implying, and the listener does the inferring.

    Corrected:

    “Obviously the intended premise of this engineering feat is it is IMPLIED that Flynn is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller to the detriment of President Trump. Key word for narrative building here is: ‘IMPLIED’. The years’-long media Russian conspiracy script relies heavily on ‘IMPLICATION’.”

    We (the readers/audience) are suppose to INFER Flynn is cooperating because they (the media) IMPLIED it to us.

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    • Howie says:

      I still do not know how and why Flynns defense lawyers would be in contact and working with Trumps defense lawyers. On what? This does not add up.

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      • cdquarles says:

        When you have multiple defendants grouped in a case, the defense lawyers will work together as much as they can, since the plaintiff will seek to use defendants against themselves. Where the client’s interests do not align, then the lawyers will work separately.

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  45. MAGAbear says:

    Whether there’s anything to the lawyers not sharing info or not, the story was timed to keep the whole Russia/Schmussia thing going. The media/DNC want to keep this gobbly gook going right thru to the 2018 elections to acheive their intended maximum damage. And it might work if some parameters aren’t put in place on team Mueller. Of course, if indictments come out hitting people close to the Clinton crime syndicate, it could backfire just like all these sexual harrasment claims of late.

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