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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by CharminTide View Post
    Sean Spicer just said Trump knew about this 17 days ago.
    Yes he would still be on staff if it hadn't been made public. Tillerson is on staff, and the Russians are already saying that they have pivoted to dealing with him as he is the face of the administration in Russia now. Odds are the Russians knew about all this going on long before the public did, well thats actually guaranteed since they were the ones on the call. I would be surprised if some of the embassy staff weren't telling Flynn to "Ixnay on the iplomicyday before inauguration ayday"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanson78 View Post
    Yes he would still be on staff if it hadn't been made public. Tillerson is on staff, and the Russians are already saying that they have pivoted to dealing with him as he is the face of the administration in Russia now. Odds are the Russians knew about all this going on long before the public did, well thats actually guaranteed since they were the ones on the call. I would be surprised if some of the embassy staff weren't telling Flynn to "Ixnay on the iplomicyday before inauguration ayday"
    of course he would be, Trump knew for over a month that (which = 17 days to this whitehouse, just like Trump Towers 58 floors is 68 in the cheetos mind) Flynn was lying. Hell I have no doubt at all the Trump ordered Flynn to have the conversation so "when" is a moot point anyway. If we can get 11 hours on congressional hearings on Bengazi this entire issue deserves that at minimum. By entire issue I mean all the Russian ties to Trump and that includes his tax returns to see where he is tied to them financially

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...signation.html
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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    of course he would be, Trump knew for over a month that (which = 17 days to this whitehouse, just like Trump Towers 58 floors is 68 in the cheetos mind) Flynn was lying. Hell I have no doubt at all the Trump ordered Flynn to have the conversation so "when" is a moot point anyway. If we can get 11 hours on congressional hearings on Bengazi this entire issue deserves that at minimum. By entire issue I mean all the Russian ties to Trump and that includes his tax returns to see where he is tied to them financially

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u...signation.html
    it was a lot more than 11 hours. the 11-hours was just clinton's testimony in one of the hearings

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    it was a lot more than 11 hours. the 11-hours was just clinton's testimony in one of the hearings
    then make trump talk for 11 hours, he'd get bored and quit the presidency inside of 2
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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    then make trump talk for 11 hours, he'd get bored and quit the presidency inside of 2
    i don't think he'd make it more than an hour, especially if someone wasn't being properly deferential to him
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    Flynn got paid for his speech to RT (Russian TV). That's illegal! Lock him up!

    http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_eth...strictions.pdf

    As interpreted in Comptroller General opinions and by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, the Emoluments Clause prohibits receipt of consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria, or salary by all retired military personnel, officer and enlisted, Regular and Reserve, from a foreign government unless Congressional consent is first obtained. Consent is provided by Congress in 37 U.S.C. ß 908, which requires advance approval from the relevant Service Secretary and the Secretary of State before accepting employment, consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria or salary from a foreign government. Employment compensation from foreign educational or commercial institutions that are owned, operated, or controlled by a foreign government generally qualifies as an emolument because such entities are viewed as an extension of the foreign government.

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    FLYNN: I was asked by my speaker’s bureau, LAI. I do public speaking. It was in Russia. It was a paid speaking opportunity. I get paid so much. The speaker’s bureau got paid so much, based on our contract.

    Assuming he didn't get prior permission. There is the smoking gun. Congress needs to act.

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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by seebell View Post
    Flynn got paid for his speech to RT (Russian TV). That's illegal! Lock him up!
    Well, I'm not a Democrat, so I say, if he broke the law, lock him up.

    What's funny is that General Flynn is a registered Democrat, so I'm surpised the Democrats did not do their usual thing which is to close ranks and call seeking to enforce the law a "witch hunt."

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    you know I think I should add that I love that Lying to Mike Pence gets you asked to resign while lying to the American People gets you pats on the back from Trump on Twitter

    that bother anyone else?
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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Sorry to derail things earlier.

    Interesting take on all this from Eli Lake, a reporter well connected in the intelligence community. Note well that he is not defending Flynn or Trump and certainly not Russia, but noting that those issues are perhaps not as front and center as originally thought.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...-michael-flynn

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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    you know I think I should add that I love that Lying to Mike Pence gets you asked to resign while lying to the American People gets you pats on the back from Trump on Twitter

    that bother anyone else?
    I haven't kept up with the details of this story, but if the Flynn conversations at issue took place after November 8, then I really don't care. I also don't care whether or not the situation is investigated further.

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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    I haven't kept up with the details of this story, but if the Flynn conversations at issue took place after November 8, then I really don't care. I also don't care whether or not the situation is investigated further.
    Trump and Putin approve.

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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonProf View Post
    Sorry to derail things earlier.

    Interesting take on all this from Eli Lake, a reporter well connected in the intelligence community. Note well that he is not defending Flynn or Trump and certainly not Russia, but noting that those issues are perhaps not as front and center as originally thought.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...-michael-flynn
    Leaks are now bad, got it

    getting hard to keep up with y'all on all of this


    but I agree this needs to be investigated as does how the Russians and their hacking crews affected this election.

    I will be shocked if we see both
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    Re: CNN reporting Flynn resignation...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Leaks are now bad, got it

    getting hard to keep up with y'all on all of this


    but I agree this needs to be investigated as does how the Russians and their hacking crews affected this election.

    I will be shocked if we see both

    Not sure who the "y'all" is that you're referring to - I never defended anyone leaking things. Certainly not Trump.

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