After only 24 days at his new position, Gen. Mike Flynn is tarred and feathered from his post as National Security Adviser.
Humiliated and demoted from his three-star reputation, Mike Flynn has been caught deceiving Vice President Mike Pence.
It has been confirmed that Flynn had been in communication with the Russian ambassador, however he lied about the entire matter.
This is not even the best part of the misleading milestone.
It so happens that Gen. Mike Flynn was approved to discuss with the ambassador by the deceptive Obama Administration all along.
According to allenbwest:
THE WHITE HOUSE SAID ON FRIDAY THAT IT WAS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THAT AUTHORIZED FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN’S CONTACTS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SERGEY KISLYAK DURING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TRANSITION, ACCORDING TO CNN.
FLYNN PLEADED GUILTY ON FRIDAY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONTACTS WITH KISLYAK IN THE MONTH BEFORE TRUMP TOOK OFFICE, THE FIRST CURRENT OR FORMER TRUMP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL BROUGHT DOWN BY SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIA’S ELECTION MEDDLING.
Court records indicate that his communications with Kislyak were directed by a Trump transition official, with multiple news outlets reporting that official was Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
“They are saying here at the White House that Flynn’s conversations with Sergey Kisylak were quote ‘authorized’ by the Obama administration,” CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said.
“We should point out, that is something that we have not heard before in terms of a defense from this White House,” he said.
A senior WH official told CNN that the Obama admin “authorized” Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak. But former DNI Clapper just told CNN that’s “absurd.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 1, 2017
More per Newsweek:
TWO DAYS AFTER TRUMP WON AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON IN THE 2016 RACE, AN UGLY ELECTION SEASON THAT SAW OBAMA AND HIS WIFE, MICHELLE OBAMA, CAMPAIGN FIERCELY AGAINST TRUMP, OBAMA AND TRUMP MET IN THE OVAL OFFICE FOR 90 MINUTES TO DISCUSS NATIONAL SECURITY. FLYNN CAME UP, ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS, BUT IT IS UNCLEAR EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID: WERE FLYNN’S RUSSIA CONNECTIONS MENTIONED?
AND THAT’S WHY OBAMA MIGHT BE TAPPED TO SPEAK WITH SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION TEAM ABOUT RUSSIA’S ROLE IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN. FLYNN PLEADED GUILTY FRIDAY ABOUT LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH MOSCOW BEFORE TRUMP WAS SWORN IN ON INAUGURATION DAY IN JANUARY. BUT BEFORE THE PLEA, FORMER ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL SALLY YATES, WHO SERVED IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR 27 YEARS, WAS PUSHED OUT BY THE TRUMP ADMINSTRATION AFTER SHE WARNED THAT FLYNN COULD BE “BLACKMAILED BY THE RUSSIANS,” BECAUSE OF HIS “PROBLEMATIC” CONDUCT. SO WHAT EXACTLY DID OBAMA KNOW ABOUT FLYNN AND WHAT DID HE TELL TRUMP?
More on Flynn, who’s guilty plea could signal cooperation resulting in a lesser jail sentence.
BREAKING: Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn is charged with making false statements to the FBI.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2017
Flynn to plead guilty to two instances of making false statements to the FBI – in December 2016 – about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. pic.twitter.com/CQVmvYHAhN
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 1, 2017
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 1, 2017
From Fox News:
FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S RUSSIA INVESTIGATION WITH MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO THE FBI AND IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY AT A HEARING FRIDAY MORNING.
SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER’S OFFICE RELEASED A ONE-COUNT CHARGING DOCUMENT AHEAD OF THE HEARING.
THE FALSE STATEMENTS CHARGE PERTAINS TO FLYNN’S INTERACTIONS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR IN LATE DECEMBER — SPECIFICALLY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SANCTIONS AND OTHER MATTERS HE APPARENTLY CLAIMED NEVER HAPPENED.
ACCORDING TO THE DOCUMENT, THOSE FALSE STATEMENTS WERE THAT:
-“ON OR ABOUT DEC 29, 2016, FLYNN DID NOT ASK THE GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES (“RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR”) TO REFRAIN FROM ESCALATING SITUATION IN RESPONSE TO SANCTIONS THAT THE UNITED STATES HAD IMPOSED AGAINST RUSSIA THAT SAME DAY; AND FLYNN DID NOT RECALL THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SUBSEQUENTLY TELLING HIM THAT RUSSIA HAD CHOSEN TO MODERATE ITS RESPONSE TO THOSE SANCTIONS AS A RESULT OF HIS REQUEST.”
-“ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 22, 2016, FLYNN DID NOT ASK THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO DELAY THE VOTE ON OR DEFEAT A PENDING UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION; AND THAT THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR SUBSEQUENTLY NEVER DESCRIBED TO FLYNN RUSSIA’ RESPONSE TO HIS REQUEST.”