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Flynn also acted as paid agent to Turkey during Trump campaign

Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:15 pm

Earlier this week, former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department for lobbying work linked to Turkey during the Trump campaign. The Foreign Agent Registration Act requires that U.S. citizens lobbying on behalf of foreign governments disclose their connections for some pretty obvious reasons. It is a standard practice in Washington, D.C. The fact that Flynn was the top national security adviser to a presidential candidate at the time he was simultaneously representing a foreign country—and en route to becoming the president’s National Security Adviser—is not so standard. Particularly, given the criticism of Trump team's ties to Russia and beyond.

The logical next question is: Did President Trump and/or members of his team know that they had hired someone who was being paid to represent another country’s interests? The answer appears to be yes. The Associated Press reported Friday that Flynn’s attorneys twice disclosed his Turkish ties to the Trump team after the campaign was over and Flynn's consulting work was completed. One disclosure occured during the transition and then another took place in the early days of the administration. At least one of those disclosures, during the transition, was to now-White House counsel Don McGahn. In both instances, the transition team and then the administration did not appear to take the issue seriously enough to take it to the president.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:09 pm

And don't believe that Mike Pence didn't know Flynn had talked to Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about imposed sanctions well before February.  Lying to Pence was never the reason, because Pence already knew.

According to Rachael Maddow, on January 16, 2017, acting AG Sally Yates went to the transition team for Trump (the only admin for Trump pre-Jan 20th) and revealed that the transcripts of the phone conversations showed that Flynn and Kislyak had discussed the sanctions.

Flynn was fired on February 13, 2017, for lying to Pence, but who was the head of the transition team?  Right, Mike Pence.  So, no doubt, he already knew.  They were just trying to salvage the traitor's ass. They reverse-engineered that excuse.

BTW, Sally Yates was herself sacked unceremoniously on January 31st.

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Post by Jules on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:11 pm

Another day, another scandal. That swamp trump promised to drain is looking quite waterlogged, still.

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Post by Jules on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:15 pm

It could well be that some world leaders have a team of support staff who  deliberately keep things from him, knowing there are instances when he is not equipped with the wisdom, temperament or patience to handle a particular issue properly. They inform him of things on a strictly need-to-know basis.


This team usually has far more collective wisdom and experience than the leader himself and they may have served under previous administrations. This system not only protects the ordinary citizens, it protects the leader himself, cos in his defence he could always say ''my team did not make this or that known to me''.
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:36 pm

Jules wrote:It could well be that some world leaders have a team of support staff who  deliberately keep things from him, knowing there are instances when he is not equipped with the wisdom, temperament or patience to handle a particular issue properly. They inform him of things on a strictly need-to-know basis.


This team usually has far more collective wisdom and experience than the leader himself and they may have served under previous administrations. This system not only protects the ordinary citizens, it protects the leader himself, cos in his defence  he could always say ''my team did not make this or that known to me''.

Circumstances and events suggest that is not the case here. Trump has the idea that he does not want experienced staff around him...they are in fact, in his mind, the problem.

Thus he has deliberately surrounded himself with neophytes and misfits. Ergo...Flynn, Kellyanne Conway and Rex Tillerson.

I think that's why people are nervous.

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Post by Jules on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:31 pm

I see. Worrying times eh, Quill.


BTW just noticed Ben's sig.
I have to say it is very pertinent and topical.  Cos some people appear confused and are giving out mixed messages, saying ''people are entitled to their opinion''  in one thread and saying "shut up about the president" in another thread.  PMSL.    

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