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From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-4 11:59 PM 
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1/ I won't cover the background of the Trump-Flynn relationship in this thread. Flynn advised Trump from August 2015 through his firing in February 2017, and Trump was in contact with him until at least April 2017. All this is covered in PROOF OF COLLUSION—link in my Twitter bio.

 
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From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:00 AM 
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2/ I'm also going to assume readers have some basic familiarity with the scope of Flynn's collusive ties to Russia, Turkey, and several Middle Eastern nations. I'll certainly readdress these topics as necessary, but again, I leave it to PROOF OF COLLUSION to do the heavy lifting.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070107229574049798

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:01 AM 
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3/ I've written before that Flynn *should* be—based on the reams of public evidence we have in the Trump-Russia case—the single most valuable witness Robert Mueller has on Trump-Russia collusion (though there are many others—like Bannon, Prince, Kushner, and Cohen—who are close).

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070110218854563840

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:01 AM 
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4/ What we don't know is to what extent Mueller is willing to show his hand in this memo, which has—relatively speaking—fairly minor stakes, given there's only one charge and (if Flynn cooperated fully) Mueller might not be seeking much time. He *won't* want to harm future cases.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070110682836860928

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:02 AM 
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5/ A big question everyone is asking is to what extent Pence is implicated in this. I've historically said that Pence successfully kept himself apart from most of the Trump-Russia wrongdoing *because*—apart from a few clear lies to the media—that's what the public evidence shows.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070111248052875264

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:03 AM 
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6/ For instance, during the final week of December 2016, while Flynn was illegally negotiating with the Israelis and Russians, he was regularly calling K.T. McFarland and the rest of the Presidential Transition Team at Mar-a-Lago. Where was Mike Pence? In Indiana... at a wedding.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070111940863758337

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:04 AM 
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7/ is now on MSNBC saying Flynn mostly has information on obstruction rather than collusion, and that Flynn being sentenced now means that Mueller doesn't plan on criminally charging anyone Flynn has fingered. For too many reasons to count, I disagree with both analyses.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070112639303512067

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:04 AM 
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8/ This is the case of the century—the most complex, far-ranging, historically significant federal criminal investigation of any of our lifetimes. I've no idea why anyone in or out of journalism is applying usual conventions, timelines or expectations to how Mueller must proceed.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070113514738630657

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:05 AM 
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9/ A "normal" Special Counsel wouldn't be under constant threat of firing; a "normal" Special Counsel wouldn't be worrying about severe national security implications to any delay; wouldn't have special reason to try to get information to the public in advance of a formal report.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070113852921184256

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-5 12:06 AM 
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10/ The usual rule of not sentencing anyone in federal court until they've testified against everyone they're going to testify against can't be applied when your target is someone you can't indict, and when your secondary targets are family members of the target—who can fire you.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1070114128512147457

 

 
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