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From: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/14/17 12:57 PM 
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Of course Trump diverts attention away from the issue. And how can he even mention security about N Korea after the fiasco at Mar Largo when he himself discusses privileged info in the dining room and allowed cell phones to take pictures. 

Michael Flynn resignation: He had to go, says White House - BBC News

BBC News

In his first public comments about the controversy, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N Korea etc?"

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/14/17 3:36 PM 
To: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (12 of 2023) 
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Top Republican senators say Congress should probe Flynn situation

Washington Post  - ‎1 hour ago‎

Top Republican senators said Tuesday that Congress should probe the circumstances leading up to the resignation of Michael Flynn as President Trump's national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter...Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), vice chairman of the Senate GOP Conference and a member of the Intelligence Committee, said lawmakers ought to look at the matter as part of an existing probe into Russian meddling in the United States political system

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/14/17 4:51 PM 
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CNN  - ‎1 hour ago‎

Washington (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it's "highly likely" the Senate intelligence committee will investigate former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's discussions with the Russian ambassador.

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/14/17 5:22 PM 
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The Hill  - ‎1 hour ago‎

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn opens the door for Stephen Bannon to fill the void — a scenario she said she fears. Pelosi cheered Flynn's exodus

 

 
From: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/14/17 8:58 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (15 of 2023) 
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The Republicans put party before country

Sen. Rand Paul: 'It Makes No Sense' For Republicans To Investigate Republicans

The Huffington Post

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that probing the Trump administration’s ties to Russia after the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would be “excessive,” and that Republicans shouldn’t be wasting time investigating members of their own party.

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/15/17 12:57 AM 
To: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (16 of 2023) 
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New York Times  - ‎4 hours ago‎
 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said he is “not aware of a basis” to remove himself from any decisions involving Russia-related investigations and the White House.
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/15/17 12:58 AM 
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Washington Post  - ‎12 hours ago‎
 
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
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/15/17 2:52 PM 
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A paranoid delusional President, even now, doesn't realize the great public service the media did in helping expose the serious criminal act of treason (which carries the death penalty) by Flynn - it's alarming that Trump does not see the danger treason poses to this country:

Flynn Was Brought Down by Illegal Leaks to News Media, Trump Says

New York Times  

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at the nation’s intelligence agencies again on Wednesday, saying that his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, was brought down by illegal leaks to the news media, on a day of new disclosures about the Trump camp’s dealings with Russia during and after the presidential campaign. “From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked,” Mr. Trump said at a White House news conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. “It’s a criminal action, criminal act, and it’s been going on for a long time before me, but now it’s really going on. And people are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton.” With his statement and a burst of early-morning posts he made on Twitter, Mr. Trump tried to shift attention from damaging questions about contacts with Russia by Mr. Flynn and others close to the president, arguing that the outrage is not those contacts, but the leaks about them. He revived his charge that the allegations of a “Russian connection” were nothing more than a Democratic conspiracy, fed to a receptive news media to distract from the mistakes made by Mrs. Clinton during the campaign.

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/16/17 1:53 AM 
To: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (19 of 2023) 
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New York Times
Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials. American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee, three of the officials said. The intelligence agencies then sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election. The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation. But the intercepts alarmed American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, in part because of the amount of contact that was occurring while Mr. Trump was speaking glowingly about the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. At one point last summer, Mr. Trump said at a campaign event that he hoped Russian intelligence services had stolen Hillary Clinton’s emails and would make them public.
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/17/17 1:25 AM 
To: WhiteMare (WhiteMare2) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (20 of 2023) 
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Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer

Politico  - ‎4 hours ago‎
 
Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump to be national security adviser - saying he couldn't give the commitment necessary for the job - raising new questions whether a White House in turmoil can find qualified people.
 

 
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