BREAKING NEWS List of officials who sought to 'unmask' Flynn released: Biden, Comey, Obama chief of staff among them

  
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By:   Brooke Singman (Fox News)

BREAKING NEWS List of officials who sought to 'unmask' Flynn released: Biden, Comey, Obama chief of staff among them
Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, according to a list of names from that controversial process made public on Wednesday.

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Acting DNI declassifies names of Obama officials who 'unmasked' Flynn


Reaction from former FBI special agent Chad Jenkins.

Top Obama administration officials purportedly requested to "unmask" the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period, according to a list of names from that controversial process made public on Wednesday.

The list was declassified in recent days by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and then sent to GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, who made the documents public. The roster features top-ranking figures including then-Vice President Joe Biden -- a detail already being raised by the Trump campaign in the bare-knuckle 2020 presidential race where Biden is now the Democrats' presumptive nominee.

The list also includes then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Obama's then-chief of staff Denis McDonough.

READ THE DOCUMENTS

"I declassified the enclosed document, which I am providing to you for your situational awareness," Grenell wrote to the GOP senators in sending along the list.

Grenell's note was addressed to Sens. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., who had penned a letter to him and Attorney General Bill Barr regarding the declassification of files related to the unmasking process earlier in the day.

As Fox News previously reported, Grenell already made the decision to declassify information about Obama administration officials who were involved in the "unmasking" of Flynn — whose calls with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition were picked up in surveillance and later leaked. His case has returned to the national spotlight after the DOJ moved to dismiss charges against him of lying to the FBI about those conversations, despite a guilty plea that he later sought to withdraw.

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Trump allies claim Flynn was wrongly targeted, and have suggested high-level involvement in an effort to bring him down. Democrats, however, claim the DOJ's decision to abandon the case shows how it has become politicized.

Both the DOJ and Grenell had been discussing these "unmasking" files, after Grenell appeared to have delivered those files to the department last week. There were some tensions between the two offices over who would actually pull the trigger to release them -- ultimately, the publication came from Capitol Hill after Grenell sent lawmakers the files.

The declassified list specifically showed officials who "may have received Lt. Gen Flynn's identity in response to a request processed between 8 November 2016 and 31 January 2017 to unmask an identity that had been generically referred to in an NSA foreign intelligence report," the document, obtained by Fox News, read.

GRASSLEY, JOHNSON REQUEST INFORMATION ON UNMASKING, AS GRENELL, BARR WEIGH RELEASE

"Each individual was an authorized recipient of the original report and the unmasking was approved through NSA's standard process, which includes a review of the justification for the request," the document said. "Only certain personnel are authorized to submit unmasking requests into the NSA system. In this case, 16 authorized individuals requested unmasking for [REDACTED] different NSA intelligence reports for select identified principals."

The document added: "While the principals are identified below, we cannot confirm they saw the unmasked information. This response does not include any requests outside of the specified time-frame."

The list revealed that then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made unmasking requests seven times between Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 11, 2017. The list revealed that Clapper made three requests from Dec. 2, 2016 through Jan. 7, 2017; and that Brennan made two requests, one on Dec. 14 and one on Dec. 15, 2016. Comey also made a request on Dec. 15, 2016. On Jan. 5, 2017, McDonough made one request, and on Jan. 12, 2017, Biden made one request.

The day McDonough requested the information is the same day as an Oval Office meeting that has drawn scrutiny in the wake of the Flynn developments. The meeting included Obama, Biden, Clapper, Brennan, Comey, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

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That meeting was the first time Yates learned about Flynn's calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to notes from her special counsel interview which were released last week. Yates, in her interview, indicated Obama was aware of Flynn's intercepted December 2016 phone calls with Kislyak during the presidential transition period.

After the briefing, Obama asked Yates and Comey to "stay behind," and said he had "learned of the information about Flynn" and his conversation with Russia's ambassador about sanctions. Obama "specified that he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information."

That Oval Office meeting aligns with an email that Rice — on Jan. 20, 2017, the day President Trump was sworn into office — sent herself documenting Obama's guidance, evidently in the same meeting, about how law enforcement should investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.

"President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the intelligence and law enforcement communities 'by the book,'" Rice emailed to herself. "The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book."

The email also appeared to reflect Obama's guidance on sharing sensitive information with both the Russians and the incoming Trump administration.

Rice wrote that Obama said, "he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia."

Meanwhile, the unmasking documents come just a day after Biden initially told ABC News' "Good Morning America" that he knew "nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn," and called the topic a "diversion" from the coronavirus pandemic.

GRENELL DECLASSIFIES NAMES OF OBAMA OFFICIALS WHO 'UNMASKED' FLYNN

Biden was pressed on the issue, and then clarified: "I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I'm sorry. ... I was aware that ... they asked for an investigation, but that's all I know about it, and I don't think anything else."

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REVIEWING 'UNMASKING,' BUT SOURCE SUGGESTS DECISION ON RELEASING FILES IS DNI'S CALL

Soon after the release of the documents, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale blasted Biden's claim during his "Good Morning America" interview.

"Joe Biden's limp claim that he doesn't know anything about the railroading of Gen. Michael Flynn just got even more unbelievable. Biden is listed among the Obama administration officials who requested the unmasking of Flynn," Parscale said in a statement. "We already knew Biden was briefed on the Flynn case before President Trump took office and now we know that he wanted Flynn unmasked."

He added: "Americans have a right to know the depth of Biden's involvement in the setup of Gen. Flynn to further the Russia collusion hoax."

The Biden campaign countered by accusing the Trump camp of "lying," pointing to an argument that those on the list merely made requests that "might" have unmasked Flynn. The documents released Wednesday give a mixed picture on this, saying the list covers officials who requested to unmask Flynn's identity, but also saying the identity they sought was at first only "generically" referenced in an intelligence report.

The unmasking concerns events between the November 2016 election and Inauguration Day 2017. Unmasking occurs after U.S. citizens' conversations are incidentally picked up in conversations with foreign officials who are being monitored by the intelligence community. The U.S. citizens' identities are supposed to be protected if their participation is incidental and no wrongdoing is suspected. However, officials can determine the U.S. citizens' names through a process that is supposed to safeguard their rights.

Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Wednesday penned a letter to Grenell inviting him to testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Government Oversight next week about the unmasking of Flynn, noting that he has questions about what Biden and former President Barack Obama knew.

"During my prior oversight of this matter, I met several dead ends, and I have many remaining questions in regard to President Obama's administration abusing its authority," Paul wrote to Grenell Wednesday. "Unlawful unmasking of U.S. persons should never be swept aside in hopes of being forgotten in time."

Officials in the Obama administration have acknowledged that they moved to unmask some Americans in intelligence reports, but insisted that their reasons were legitimate. Those officials include Rice, Power and former deputy national security adviser Benjamin Rhodes.

A Justice Department official told Fox News this week that the DOJ has been reviewing the unmasking of U.S. officials as part of its broader examination of the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and was taking a look at the files that Grenell declassified and delivered to the Justice Department last week.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @BrookeSingman.


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The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
1  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    2 weeks ago

Whooooooooooooa!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @1    2 weeks ago

Thank you Fish for posting the news.

There should be consequences for this breathtaking display of evil transgressions and abuse of power.



Voted up!

 
 
 
Heartland American
2  Heartland American    2 weeks ago

Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin argued on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden  will eventually have to address the alleged misconduct by the Obama-era Justice Department in its  investigation  of Michael Flynn and alleged Russian collusion. https://www.foxnews.com/media/michael-goodwin-joe-biden-obamagate-russia-flynn

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
2.1  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Heartland American @2    2 weeks ago

He is toast, they will have to replace him over this.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @2.1    2 weeks ago

LOL. You have a candidate that has lied 18,000 times. There is nothing on earth from the right that would make Biden "have to" quit.  But I tell you what, you replace Trump and then after that happens we will replace Biden. 

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
2.1.2  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

General Flynn’s December 2016 phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were intercepted and Flynn was illegally unmasked — after Flynn’s identity was revealed, the transcripts of his phone calls were then leaked to the Washington Post.

Sir your favorite administration and their leadership broke the law and it carries a 10 year sentence in the pokey. Then well there is the leaking issue. That too is a crime.

Can you say.....F*cked?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

They are not going to put people in prison for doing their jobs. 

The horse has left the barn as far as anyone believing Trump is a victim goes. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 weeks ago
But I tell you what, you replace Trump and then after that happens we will replace Biden

Okay.  In 2024..........................

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
2.1.5  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

I hear they are all fighting to be Ted Kaczynski's roommate. (deleted)

 
 
 
gooseisgone
2.1.6  gooseisgone  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago
They are not going to put people in prison for doing their jobs.

What job were they doing, is treason considered a job?  Didn't you want to throw Dick Cheney in jail for unmasking Valerie Plame or is it ok when democrats do it, but bad when Republicans do it. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.7  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago
They are not going to put people in prison for doing their jobs. 

Doing their jobs?

How many people on that list were investigators?

Do you know why masked info is info so sensitive that it's hidden from the intelligence community?  

Answer - because Americans have civil liberties

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.8  Vic Eldred  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

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He knew nothing!

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squiggy
2.1.9  squiggy  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

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Thomas
2.1.10  Thomas  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Flynn wasn't illegally unmasked.

Obama et. al. followed processes in place to find out who was on the call to the Russian Ambassador. That is what unmasking means. The article you posted shows that he was apparently doing everything by the book and instructing everybody in the meetings to do the same. Further, he was apparently worried about how far the Russians had gotten into the incoming administration.

From the article:

That meeting was the first time Yates learned about Flynn's calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to notes from her special counsel interview which were released last week. Yates, in her interview, indicated Obama was aware of Flynn's intercepted December 2016 phone calls with Kislyak during the presidential transition period. After the briefing, Obama asked Yates and Comey to "stay behind," and said he had "learned of the information about Flynn" and his conversation with Russia's ambassador about sanctions. Obama "specified that he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information."

Let us pause and digest this bit of info. Obama was taking care to make sure that Flynn was on the up and up, seeing how the whole Russia tampering with the election and was there collusion thing was front and center at the time. He was acting with the best interest of the country in mind making sure that we didn't  accidentally hand anything to the russians. Gosh. How evil and vile can you get.

That Oval Office meeting aligns with an email that Rice — on Jan. 20, 2017, the day President Trump was sworn into office — sent herself documenting Obama's guidance, evidently in the same meeting, about how law enforcement should investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.

"President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the intelligence and law enforcement communities 'by the book,'" Rice emailed to herself. "The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book."

The email also appeared to reflect Obama's guidance on sharing sensitive information with both the Russians and the incoming Trump administration.

Rice wrote that Obama said, "he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia."

My gosh! How could the president do such a heinous and wanton act! He was actually trying to make sure that Russia remained in  the dark about what we knew. Wow. That is bad. 

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, also from the article:

"Joe Biden's limp claim that he doesn't know anything about the railroading of Gen. Michael Flynn just got even more unbelievable. Biden is listed among the Obama administration officials who requested the unmasking of Flynn," Parscale said in a statement. "We already knew Biden was briefed on the Flynn case before President Trump took office and now we know that he wanted Flynn unmasked."

Now I see the difference!!! Fynn was railroaded, because he lied to the government when they asked him about the phone call, he lied to the Vice president and to the Secretary of State when he told them the same thing (or they lied about him telling them that he didn't), his only fault was not lying and admitting it when they said, "We have tape of you on the phone with the Russian ambassador," because, as the PO(tu)S has shown, "Everything is perfect!" 

Seriously, how could anyone ever want Flynn as national anything when he has shown himself to be a liar? The outgoing government did not Railroad him. He stabbed himself in the forked tongue. Just like his boss. 

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.11  Ender  replied to  Thomas @2.1.10    2 weeks ago

Not to mention people on the right trying to unmask the trump whistle blower and the right wing cheered it on.

Apparently it was ok when people were actively doing it and not ok when there is made up claims.

How they can claim this article shows any wrong doing has me scratching my head.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.12  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @2.1.11    2 weeks ago
has me scratching my head.

I'm sure!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.13  JohnRussell  replied to  Thomas @2.1.10    2 weeks ago

No fair making sense to these people. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.14  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @2.1.10    2 weeks ago
Fynn was railroaded, because he lied to the government when they asked him about the phone call, he lied to the Vice president and to the Secretary of State when he told them the same thing

No you don't see. The law says that the so called "lie" must be material to the investigation - and the investigation wasn't based on anything criminal btw.

18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2).


So in other words, if you say it was cloudy yesterday even though it was sunny, your'e not to be prosecuted!

 
 
 
Ronin2
2.1.15  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago
They are not going to put people in prison for doing their jobs. 

They weren't "doing their jobs"; they were abusing the power of their positions in violation of the law to illegally investigate an opponent's campaign, and future administration personnel.

The horse has left the barn as far as anyone believing Trump is a victim goes. 

Democrats will excuse any illegality so long as it is against a Republican; and especially Trump or anyone associated with him. Rule of law means nothing to them.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.16  Ender  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.12    2 weeks ago

Everything I said...right over your head...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.17  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ender @2.1.16    2 weeks ago

Never, but do go on

 
 
 
Thomas
2.1.18  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.14    2 weeks ago

If you say,"OK. You caught me. I admit it. I lied when I said I did not discuss substantive matters of state with the Russian ambassador." then you still lied. He was a member of the military, you should think that he would have known better than to lie in the first place. I really don't care if they prosecute him. To me, that is not the issue at all. 

The Issue is when people get all hyped up, screaming and yelling and pointing fingers, making it sound like there is something of evil incarnate about to be exposed, about to rear its ugly head into the light of day, when, while reading the seeded article, one can see that what is being complained about is nothing at all. Nothing!

  • Flynn was not railroaded.
  • Flynn lied. 
  • Flynn admitted it.
  • Obama, Biden et al. stood back and let the agencies do the work that they were supposed to under charter.
  • The unmasking was legal and carried out according to the law.

To listen to the Pres et. al.  talk about it, they were some kind of satanic cult out to disembowel democracy and other unspecified but horrendous crimes against America. What complete and utter bullshit. They were more concerned with keeping America safe than he ever was or will be. Just look at the state of affairs we are in right now! 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.19  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @2.1.18    2 weeks ago
If you say,"OK. You caught me. I admit it. I lied when I said I did not discuss substantive matters of state with the Russian ambassador." then you still lied.

And if you say "I lied" so my son won't be prosecuted, then you've been maliciously framed. We tried to tell you this months ago and btw, do you know if any of the specifics of the way the FBI operated in this case have gone to a grand jury?

How about the unmasking and leaking?  Is that going to a grand jury?

How about the fraudulent FISA applications? Is that going to a grand jury?

You do know there is a criminal investigation of all of the above going on.

Thomas, I think your'e in for a lot of what you call "utter bullshit".   You've been listening to the likes of Rachel Maddow!!!

 
 
 
Thomas
2.1.20  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.19    2 weeks ago

I don't even have a tv. 

But, I do know there is an investigation occuring to try and dig up anything possible to make the (Deleted) followers who have limited capacity for logical reasoning think that nothing is something, and that something is what he tells them it is. He does not respect the ideas, thoughts or identities of anyone.

And if you believe that this little bit of nothing is something, well, I am sorry to hear that, Vic. This whole thing is preposterous and it severely disheartens me to watch as good people follow this lying, scheming excuse for a president through everything he says like a bunch of bobble heads.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.21  Heartland American  replied to  squiggy @2.1.9    2 weeks ago

The dawn of 11-4-20 on both ocean coasts and Chicago 

 
 
 
Thomas
2.1.22  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.19    2 weeks ago
And if you say "I lied" so my son won't be prosecuted,
Flynn Jr., who served as his father's chief of staff and top aide, was actively involved in his father's consulting and lobbying work at their firm, Flynn Intel Group. That included joining his father on overseas trips, such as Moscow in December 2015. During that trip, Flynn dined with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a black-tie gala for the RT television network, which US intelligence views as a Russian propaganda outlet.

You mean that son....

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.23  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @2.1.22    2 weeks ago

Ya, like so many others in DC, including Tony Podesta. The more you try and defend the Obama men at the FBI, the worse they look!

 
 
 
gooseisgone
2.1.24  gooseisgone  replied to  Thomas @2.1.10    2 weeks ago
Flynn wasn't illegally unmasked.

Really...……..tell me how the details of his phone call wound up in the Washington Post?

 
 
 
Thomas
2.1.25  Thomas  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.24    2 weeks ago

Two separate issues. One is unmasking, the other is leaking. 

Here. Learn. (Link)

 
 
 
Thomas
2.1.26  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.23    2 weeks ago

Why did he lie in the first place? He knew he was lying, then he knew they knew and he came clean. Case closed.

Lying to keep the heat off of his son?

Why would he have to do that unless his son was dirty? 

And I am not defending anyone. I am merely pointing out that (Deleted) is playing President instead of being President. I think that all the elected officials in Washington had ought to pack up their stuff and go home. The next election is a great time to start. We can see the non-choice between (Deleted) and Biden that the two party system has given us. People in this country have come to the point where they would rather take glee from the pain that they can afflict on others because of a letter next to their names. That is tribalism.  Disband and abolish the parties. It is time to start fresh.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.27  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @2.1.26    2 weeks ago
Why did he lie in the first place?

Former FBI director James Comey told lawmakers last March that the FBI agents who interviewed retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who briefly served in the Trump White House, said Flynn did not lie to them — which contradicts what the Russia probe has concluded.

Byron York  of the Washington Examiner  cited two sources familiar with meetings Comey had with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as saying they believed Flynn was telling the truth when asked about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during President Donald Trump's transition. An intercept of their phone calls led to the Department of Justice  pursuing a Logan Act case against Flynn .

Flynn was  ultimately charged with lying to the FBI  by special counsel Robert Mueller, but York's reporting shows that decision came as a surprise to Comey and others in the bureau.

Two FBI agents went to the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 to interview Flynn, who at the time was Trump's national security adviser. He opted to speak with them without a lawyer. The agents' takeaway from the questioning was that Flynn was telling the truth and that it was unlikely he would be charged with a crime.

Comey conveyed that to the lawmakers, and some of them believed Flynn was innocent of breaking any laws.

York pointed out that as Trump's pick to serve as national security adviser, it would be normal for Flynn to speak with members of foreign governments about issues he would be dealing with once the new administration was installed.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/james-comey-michael-flynn-fbi-russia/2018/02/12/id/842983/


Btw, this nonsense we hear on CNN "but he lied", is totally irrelevant. The man had his rights violated:

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Thomas
2.1.28  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.27    2 weeks ago

From The New York Tjmes story

Trump White House Changes Its Story on Michael Flynn

....

The F.B.I. decided to try to find out who was lying to whom. James B. Comey, the bureau’s director at the time, sent a pair of agents to the White House to speak with Mr. Flynn, who by then was only a few days into his job as national security adviser. But Mr. Comey made the unusual decision to not notify senior Justice Department officials about the interview until the agents were already on their way to the White House — blindsiding and infuriating the officials who oversee the F.B.I. about a highly sensitive session.

During the interview, Mr. Flynn was asked about sanctions and other topics. He denied talking about Russian sanctions, according to documents, even as agents used his own words from the highly classified transcripts to refresh his memory. Mr. Flynn seemed relaxed, agents would note, and did not betray any signs of deception.

But the F.B.I. reports from the interview did not square with the transcripts of the phone calls, and soon Trump administration lawyers were discussing whether Mr. Flynn might have committed a felony by making false statements during the interrogation.

Mr. Priebus later recounted to Mr. Mueller’s investigators a meeting with Mr. Trump in which he told the president about the concerns that Mr. Flynn had lied during his F.B.I. interview. Mr. Trump was angry, Mr. Priebus recalled, and said, “Not again, this guy, this stuff.”

Within days, White House lawyers — including the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II — had concluded, after reviewing the transcripts of the calls, that Mr. Flynn had repeatedly lied about his discussions with Mr. Kislyak. According to the findings by the special counsel, “McGahn and Priebus concluded that Flynn could not have forgotten the details of the discussions of sanctions and had instead been lying about what he discussed with Kislyak.”

Mr. McGahn and Mr. Priebus decided that Mr. Flynn needed to go and made that recommendation to Mr. Trump.

On Feb. 13, after Mr. Priebus told Mr. Flynn that he must resign, he brought him into the Oval Office. There, Mr. Flynn and the president hugged, and Mr. Trump said he would give Mr. Flynn a good recommendation. “You’re a good guy,” the president said, according to the account Mr. Priebus gave to the Mueller team. “We’ll take care of you.”

Ten months later, after Mr. Flynn had pleaded guilty for lying to the F.B.I. agents and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation, Mr. Pence said that removing him from the White House was the right move.

“What I can tell you is that I knew that he lied to me,” the vice president told CBS News, “and I know the president made the right decision with regard to him.”

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.29  Heartland American  replied to  Thomas @2.1.28    2 weeks ago

The VP said that Flynn did not intentionally lie to him or deliberately mislead. The VP is happy to welcome back the soon to be exonerated Gen Flynn.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.30  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @2.1.28    2 weeks ago

That is the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC narrative - "But he lied!"

I keep telling you that is not relevant. What is relevant is the law 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2).    Whether Flynn was truthful, lied or couldn't remember isn't relevant. He was the national security advisor to the newly elected President. He had every right and even a duty to talk with foreign ambassadors. He committed no crime in doing so. The FBI had no reason to question him on a conversation they had already recorded. There is no way for the media, which was complicit in all of the FBI to now pretend that this is simply a matter of Flynn telling a lie.




 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1.31  Vic Eldred  replied to  Heartland American @2.1.29    2 weeks ago
The VP said that Flynn did not intentionally lie to him or deliberately mislead.

Nobody hear wants to address that point. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.32  Heartland American  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.30    2 weeks ago

But Trump! ❄️❄️❄️☃️

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.33  Heartland American  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.31    2 weeks ago

No, they don’t.  It totally destroys their whole narrative 

 
 
 
gooseisgone
2.1.34  gooseisgone  replied to  Thomas @2.1.25    2 weeks ago
Two separate issues. One is unmasking, the other is leaking

No there not, one can't take place without the other, don't you know that! Do you even read your own posts.

from your post:

What may have been illegal was when an official in the White House, reviewing these reports and having unmasked Flynn, revealed some of that information to The Washington Post's David Ignatius for a column published Jan. 12, 2017. That sparked the series of events that led to Flynn's defenestration.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.1.35  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one week ago
You have a candidate that has lied 18,000 times.

EVERY politician lies and you hyper focus on one?  You really should move on from this.  Spam like this is unbecoming.

There is nothing on earth from the right that would make Biden "have to" quit. 

Of course you would say this.  The abuse of power occurred during the last administration and you seem to be all good with it.

But I tell you what, you replace Trump and then after that happens we will replace Biden. 

Isn't that what November 2nd is for?   To either re-elect a POTUS who has done more for this country in 4 years than Democrats have in 20 or elect a bumbling pawn from the administration that caused all the problems for he last 4 years.  It's obvious which way your vote is going.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.36  Heartland American  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.35    one week ago

We will keep our current great President for another four years then we can discuss who will replace him.  

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.37  Heartland American  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.34    one week ago

Perfect post right on point! 👏 Well done!👍

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1.38  cjcold  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.27    one week ago

Byron York is a right wing propagandist and liar of the worst kind.

The Washington Examiner is a well known right wing propaganda outlet.

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.39  Dulay  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @2.1.2    one week ago
General Flynn’s December 2016 phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were intercepted and Flynn was illegally unmasked

Please provide evidence for that claim. 

after Flynn’s identity was revealed, the transcripts of his phone calls were then leaked to the Washington Post.

Please provide a link to the transcripts or proof that they were leaked to WaPo. 

Sir your favorite administration and their leadership broke the law and it carries a 10 year sentence in the pokey.

Please post the law you are referring to. 

Then well there is the leaking issue. That too is a crime. Can you say.....F*cked?

Can you say unsubstantiated? 

 
 
 
gooseisgone
2.1.42  gooseisgone  replied to  Dulay @2.1.39    one week ago
after Flynn’s identity was revealed, the transcripts of his phone calls were then leaked to the Washington Post.
Please provide a link to the transcripts or proof that they were leaked to WaPo.

Do you have any idea of what's going on?  

 The Washington Post's David Ignatius for a column published Jan. 12, 2017
 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.43  Heartland American  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.42    one week ago

Well that will bring out the crickets 🦗 

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.44  Dulay  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.42    one week ago
Do you have any idea of what's going on?  

Why yes goose, YES I do. That's why I KNOW that the transcripts to Flynn's phone calls have NOT been leaked or release. If they had, the DOJ wouldn't have bothered to refuse to release them to the court. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.45  Heartland American  replied to  Dulay @2.1.44    one week ago

Releasing Flynn’s name to the media was still a crime.  

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.46  Dulay  replied to  Heartland American @2.1.45    one week ago
Releasing Flynn’s name to the media was still a crime.  

Oh please DO site the statute that was violated Xx. 

 
 
 
Thomas
2.1.47  Thomas  replied to  gooseisgone @2.1.34    2 days ago

They ARE two different things. If you can't bring yourself to that realization, then I cannot help you.The quote clearly shows that they are two different things. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
2.2  Gazoo  replied to  Heartland American @2    2 weeks ago

Biden will probably go off on a tangent regarding this and implicate obama but the left won’t believe him claiming he has alzheimers but they will still insist he is fit for the presidency. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gazoo @2.2    2 weeks ago

Claiming that Biden has Alzheimers might just be a successful defense.

 
 
 
pat wilson
3  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  pat wilson @3    2 weeks ago

I hear you Pat. We all do. 

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
3.1.1  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    2 weeks ago

Hear this:

Sen. Rand Paul: "The Vice President [Biden] and a cabal of President Obama's inner circle abused their power." http:// hill.cm/YwIH4Uv

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @3    2 weeks ago

Ya the hate-filled left couldn't care less

 
 
 
pat wilson
3.2.1  pat wilson  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2    2 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
3.2.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

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Gazoo
3.3  Gazoo  replied to  pat wilson @3    2 weeks ago

If the right had done this to obama we would have never heard the end of it. This is worse than watergate.

 
 
 
pat wilson
3.3.1  pat wilson  replied to  Gazoo @3.3    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.3.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @3.3.1    2 weeks ago

He can't hide behind his skin color!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.3.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.2    2 weeks ago

Neither can you. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.3.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3.3.3    2 weeks ago
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Vic Eldred
3.3.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.4    2 weeks ago

Just so our readers understand, we were told Obama never interfered in any investigations, that everything was "by the book," and yet we now have clear evidence that his chief of staff and vice president were unmasking conversations of their political enemies.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.3.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.4    2 weeks ago

Thats allright, you will reap what you sow. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
3.3.7  Gazoo  replied to  pat wilson @3.3.1    2 weeks ago

And the right didn’t resort to treason to try to oust a duly elected obama. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
3.3.8  Gazoo  replied to  JohnRussell @3.3.3    2 weeks ago

“Neither can you.”

what the hell does that even mean?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.3.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Gazoo @3.3.8    2 weeks ago

You don't know? 

 
 
 
Gazoo
3.3.10  Gazoo  replied to  JohnRussell @3.3.9    2 weeks ago

No, but i don’t see racism in every little thing i disagree with so why don’t you fill me in on it.

 
 
 
Thomas
3.3.11  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.5    2 weeks ago

While correct that they requested the unmasking of the peoples whose identities were hidden from them, it was not illegal. From Wikipedia ( Link ):

When unmasking occurs, it must be based upon a valid reason, and only for the person who requests the unmasking; intelligence reports do not get re-disseminated with the name or statements of the U.S. person unmasked. [3] NSA rules say that unmasking must be "necessary to understand foreign intelligence information or assess its importance", or be done with the consent of the U.S. person who would be unmasked, or be pursuant to a finding that the U.S. person is a foreign agent or terrorist, or the unmasked information includes evidence about a crime. [4]  

You keep using the term unmasking like it is something illegal or dirty or somehow wrong. It is not. From The same article on wikipedia:

Unmasking is not rare or even unusual. For example, according to a report from the  Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) , "The number of U.S. person identities that NSA released during calendar year 2015 in response to specific requests to unmask an identity was 2,232." [11]  That number (which does not include other U.S. intelligence agencies, nor includes unmasked statements by U.S. persons whose names remain masked, and also does not include U.S. person information that the NSA deemed appropriate to unmask for dissemination in the first instance) went down to 1,934 in 2016

So, Obama, et.al. received an intelligence report regarding the Russia investigation. Flynn's name was not in it but a reference to things that he said were. So one of the people authorized to do so made an unmasking request due to national security concerns. There is nothing wrong with what happened. They didn't know who the person was whom they were asking to unmask! Yet you say this:

Just so our readers understand, w e were told Obama never interfered in any investigations, that everything was "by the book," and yet we now have clear evidence that his chief of staff and vice president were unmasking conversations of their political enemies.

Which shows a deep and fundamental missunderstanding of the facts. OR you could just be lying

 
 
 
Thomas
3.3.12  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.3.2    2 weeks ago
He can't hide behind his skin color!

It does not appear that he is hiding behind his skin color. Why would you say that?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.3.13  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Thomas @3.3.11    2 weeks ago

nicely done

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.3.14  Heartland American  replied to  Gazoo @3.3    one week ago

It would have been if Bush 43 had done that to incoming Obama administration members.  But Obama regime members from the top of the drinking head on down doing it to Republicans?  No harm no foul!  

 
 
 
Gazoo
4  Gazoo    2 weeks ago

Either obama was in on it, or he is incompetent. I would love to see some heads roll but not holding my breath.

 
 
 
Thomas
4.1  Thomas  replied to  Gazoo @4    2 weeks ago
Either obama was in on it, or he is incompetent. I would love to see some heads roll but not holding my breath.

Or, you don't understand what is going on.

Link

Link and Link 

 
 
 
Gazoo
4.1.1  Gazoo  replied to  Thomas @4.1    2 weeks ago

I understand what is going on. People in the obama admin used flynn to try to oust a duly elected president. That is treason. And i’d bet obama knew all about it. If he didn’t than he was incompetent.

 
 
 
Heartland American
4.1.2  Heartland American  replied to  Gazoo @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

They took him out because of the reforms he and Trump were planning and because Flynn knew where all the skeletons on the past administration were buried.  And finally they are being unearthed now

 
 
 
Thomas
4.1.3  Thomas  replied to  Gazoo @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

You said:

People in the obama admin used flynn to try to oust a duly elected president

How, exactly, were they hoping to achieve this end?

 
 
 
Heartland American
4.1.4  Heartland American  replied to  Thomas @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

You forgot about Russia and collusion allegations that came out of all this?  

 
 
 
bugsy
5  bugsy    2 weeks ago

So here we are 2 or 3 hours after this story broke and neither CNN nor NBC has it on their sites.

My guess is they are all huddled down trying to figure a way to blame Trump for the unmasking of Flynn, something the lib lemmings will lap up vigorously.

 
 
 
squiggy
5.1  squiggy  replied to  bugsy @5    2 weeks ago

They're diligently verifying the claims.

/BS

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2  JohnRussell  replied to  bugsy @5    2 weeks ago
So here we are 2 or 3 hours after this story broke and neither CNN nor NBC has it on their sites.

Because its not an important story. When are you guys going to learn that the real world does not solely consist of conspiracy nuts? 

I am watching the ABC nightly news with David Muir. He didnt mention it either. Sorry to let all the hot air out of your balloon. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2    2 weeks ago
I am watching the ABC nightly news with David Muir.

And what's ABC supposed to be?  An unbiased news source?   This past Sunday, George Stephanopoulos was trying to defend the prosecution of Michael Flynn.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.1    2 weeks ago

David Muir had a sit down one on one interview with Trump last week. Softball City. 

Trump complimented him later so you know it was soft. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.1    2 weeks ago
This past Sunday, George Stephanopoulos was trying to defend the prosecution of Michael Flynn.

So are most intelligent people. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.2    2 weeks ago

That's your opinion of an interview. Don't you remember David Wright?

https://www.ccn.com/ugly-trump-bias-confession-gives-abc-news-another-black-eye/


I like to watch them every Sunday on This Week. Two weeks ago Martha Raddatz claimed, when confronted by a guest, that ABC wasn't one of the networks that hadn't asked Biden about Tara Reade. At that point it was a lie. Biden had done 19 interviews without being asked a single question about Reade. Following that show Stephanopoulos did finally ask Biden about Reade.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.3    2 weeks ago
So are most intelligent people. 

Lol, I beg to disagree.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
5.2.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.2.5    2 weeks ago

Lol, I beg to disagree.

how much ? cause you don't have to beg me to disagree, i'll do it for freedumb

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
6  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Biden's "response team" is attacking the reporter.   Just last week Biden claimed attacking the press is part of the "authoritarian handbook."  

The Biden rules:

Believe all women, unless they accuse Biden.

Attacking the press is out of bounds, unless the press attacks Biden.

He sounds more and more like a Clinton everyday.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    2 weeks ago
He sounds more and more like a Clinton everyday.

You mean Bill Clinton who actually committed perjury?   I see.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
6.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1    2 weeks ago

Or Hillary. Attacking someone for one of her own tactics was her go to play.

 
 
 
Thomas
6.1.2  Thomas  replied to  Sean Treacy @6.1.1    2 weeks ago
Or Hillary. Attacking someone for one of her own tactics was her go to play.

It is quite ironic to hear this from a supporter of the (Deleted)

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
7  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    2 weeks ago

Watching Democrats try to dismiss the biggest corruption scandal in US history is really amazing.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @7    2 weeks ago

You see they don't hear about it on CNN or MSNBC

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1    2 weeks ago
You see they don't hear about it on CNN or MSNBC

That's because this is all a lot of hot air conservatives are blowing. All anyone here is doing is whining and complaining that the Obama administration did its job. Trump and all his little minions can scream to high heaven about how they think all these actions were illegal or how supposedly criminal the investigation was, but they have proved nothing so far. There are no indictments, no court rulings as to any criminality, nada. Only in conservative bizzaro world where up is down and left is right is this the "biggest corruption scandal in US history". Only a complete moron would believe Flynn didn't lie as he has admitted to doing, and only a total slimy sycophant would claim he was "forced" to lie as if that should clear him in any way. Flynn is a convicted criminal, no amount of lame excuses from the peanut gallery change that. His unmasking was warranted and is exactly what should have happened in this case. What patriots are concerned with is Russia's current attempt to meddle in our elections once again. Only those who hate America and wish we lived in a white nationalist dictatorship like Russia are siding with Putin's corrupt government hoping he helps dirty Donald win again and are unconcerned about Russian election meddling. They're no doubt they are the same ones pushing non-stop bullshit narratives (often borrowed from RT and Sputnik) about how it was really the Obama administration that was corrupt.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
7.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

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Ender
7.1.3  Ender  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

This article shows me they have nothing but hot air.

They keep saying they want people prosecuted, I am just going to start asking them, on what charges? What crime are they going to charge? Who are they going to charge?

Notice they just have a wide scope of all bad, yet nothing specific. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
8.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    2 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
8.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1    2 weeks ago

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Sean Treacy
9  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Imagine if Biden wins the Presidency and Trump pulls an Obama and uses propaganda from Russia bought and paid for by RNC as a basis to start spying on all Democrats who oppose any aspect of his foreign policy. Maybe Trump can stoop so low as to invent a conspiracy to steal the election between Biden and Iran and complain enough so that  a special prosecutor can be brought in to sidetrack the Biden adminstration for years (during which a constant stream of  lies can be leaked to friendly media about imaginary  evidence showing Biden's guilt that will eventually be revealed.).  And if Biden is coherent enought to complain about the  witch hunt, Republicans can claim he obstructed justice. 

I'm sure Democrats will just says it's nothing to worry about. 

 

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
10  The Magic Eight Ball    2 weeks ago
 
 
 
Ender
10.1  Ender  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @10    2 weeks ago

So Nunes is thinking about it and might ask the justice department to investigate obstruction of congress charges against a special investigation.

sounds more like a wish list to me.

Nunes is nuts.

 
 
 
pat wilson
10.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Ender @10.1    2 weeks ago

Nunes is in the process of suing an animated cow for slander. Yes, let that sink in.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
10.1.2  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  Ender @10.1    2 weeks ago

Nunes was proven right. Your idol the Schiff proven wrong.

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
10.1.3  seeder  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  replied to  pat wilson @10.1.1    2 weeks ago
Nunes is in the process of suing an animated cow for slander.

Do you have a link proving Nunes is suing Stacey Abrams?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
10.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @10.1.3    2 weeks ago

That's called Checkmate!

 
 
 
MUVA
10.1.5  MUVA  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @10.1.3    2 weeks ago

She is definitely a heffer.  

 
 
 
Ender
10.1.6  Ender  replied to  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen" @10.1.2    2 weeks ago

Nunes is a crackpot. What was he proven right on?

What is it exactly that you think Nunes can do?

 
 
 
pat wilson
10.1.7  pat wilson  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.1.4    2 weeks ago

More like 5th grade.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
10.1.8  gooseisgone  replied to  Ender @10.1.6    2 weeks ago
What was he proven right on?

The recent 57 transcripts all of which testified there was "NO" collusion with the Trump Campaign/Administration with Russia.  There never was, never will be, it was all a lie, when are you going to come to terms with that.    

 
 
 
Ender
10.1.9  Ender  replied to  gooseisgone @10.1.8    2 weeks ago

When are you going to come to terms with not necessarily collusion yet would accept help.

Apparently it is alright to accept help from a foreign government.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
10.1.10  gooseisgone  replied to  Ender @10.1.9    2 weeks ago
accept help from a foreign government

Please explain you comment, I truly want to see what help you are speaking about.

 
 
 
Ender
10.1.11  Ender  replied to  gooseisgone @10.1.10    2 weeks ago

There was discussion a while back on whether help from a foreign government is illegal or not.

"You might want to listen, there's nothing wrong with listening," he told the US broadcaster.

"If somebody called from a country... [and said] 'we have information on your opponent' - I think I'd want to hear it."

Mr Trump dismissed concerns that this would amount to electoral interference by a foreign power.

He added: "It's not an interference, they have information, I think I'd take it. If I thought there was something wrong I'd go, maybe, to the FBI - if I thought there was something wrong.

"But when somebody comes up with oppo [opposition] research, right... if you go and talk honestly to congressmen, they all do it, they always have, and that's the way it is. It's called: oppo, research."

.

Donald Jr, Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his then-campaign head Paul Manafort met the Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York in June 2016 - crucially, two weeks after Mr Trump had secured the Republican nomination.

Ms Veselnitskaya had emailed Donald Jr ahead of the meeting claiming she had "dirt" on Mr Trump's presidential rival Hillary Clinton - to which Donald Jr replied: "If it's what you say, I love it."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48618273
 
 
 
gooseisgone
10.1.12  gooseisgone  replied to  Ender @10.1.11    2 weeks ago

OK...…..so oppo research can only come from an "American" is that what your saying?  You should read this:

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/05/14/transcripts_clinton_aides_joined_post-election_bid_to_re-push_anti-trump_dossier_123616.html

 
 
 
Heartland American
10.1.13  Heartland American  replied to  gooseisgone @10.1.12    2 weeks ago

Great post and source.  Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
11  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

For our readers, the Nunes lawsuit was filed against CNN:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/devin-nunes-sues-cnn

 
 
 
Heartland American
11.2  Heartland American  replied to  Vic Eldred @11    one week ago

I hope he takes them to the cleaners like the Covington Catholic boys did. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

"Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Thursday that one of the individuals  involved in the  unmasking  of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn may have committed the "crime of espionage."

Napolitano explained that U.S. authorities who are spying on a foreign person are supposed to report to their superiors if an American is involved in the communications without exposing the identity. Only those with a national security clearance can request the “unmasking" of that person.

“That’s what happened with respect to General Flynn,” Napolitano told " Fox & Friends ," referring to Flynn's phone call with the Russian ambassador.

He said such requests happen often, but in Flynn's case, someone in the Obama administration leaked the name and it was reported on by The Washington Post.

“That is arguably the crime of espionage,” Napolitano said."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/judge-napolitano-flynn-obama-officials-crime

 
 
 
Heartland American
12.1  Heartland American  replied to  Vic Eldred @12    one week ago

someone should be charged with that crime.  

 
 
 
Heartland American
13  Heartland American    one week ago

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Turns Briefing On Its Head, Demands Answers From The Press

Virginia Kruta May 22, 2020 3:20 PM ET

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany ended Friday’s press briefing by demanding answers from the gathered reporters.

McEnany, in response to a question about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, treated the press to a slide show of questions that she said “any good journalist” would want to see answered. (RELATED: ‘Heads Would Explode’: Kayleigh McEnany Says Media Response Would Be Wildly Different If Democrats Were Being Unmasked)

WATCH:

“I laid out a series of questions that any good journalist would want to know about why people were unmasked,” McEnany began, asking whether anyone in the room had followed up on her questions.

“Oh, not a single journalist has posed that question?” she asked, introducing her slides and suggesting that they all consider the answers to her questions over the holiday weekend. “Maybe you’re visual learners and you guys will follow up with journalistic curiosity,” she added.

Her questions were as follows:

  1. Why did the Obama administration use opposition research, funded by a political organization and filled with foreign dirt, to spy on members of the Trump campaign?
  2. Why was Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn unmasked by Obama’s chief of staff, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, and others?
  3. Why was Flynn’s identity leaked — a criminal act — to the press?
  4. Why did the DOJ learn about the FBI’s interest in Flynn’s conversations with the Russian Amb. from a conversation with Obama in the Oval Office?
  5. Why did James Clapper, John Brennan, Samantha Power and Susan Rice privately admit under oath that they had no evidence of collusion while saying the opposite publicly?

“It’s a long weekend,” McEnany concluded. “You guys have three days to follow up on those questions and I certainly hope the next time I ask, some hands go up. Because Obama’s spokesperson should be asked those questions, because President Trump’s spokespeople certainly would be.”

With that, McEnany closed her folder and walked out of the briefing room. https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/22/kayleigh-mcenany-demands-answers-from-press-flynn/

 
 
 
Dulay
13.1  Dulay  replied to  Heartland American @13    one week ago

It looks like McEnany is confused about how WH press briefings work. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
13.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Dulay @13.1    one week ago
It looks like McEnany is confused about how WH press briefings work. 

What did McEnany say when she found out she was pregnant?

"I hope it's mine!"...

 
 
 
Heartland American
13.1.2  Heartland American  replied to  Dulay @13.1    one week ago

She knows exactly what she’s doing.  Her job is to publicly shame and humiliate all the msm that has treated Trump and his campaign then administration with such non objective blatant hostility.  The White House press Corp turned tradition on its head from day one.  She knows the media’s gotcha playbook and is prepared for the ambush questions with a counter ambush of her own.  

 
 
 
Heartland American
13.1.3  Heartland American  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @13.1.1    one week ago

Nothing like a bit of misogyny in retaliation for her dominance over the WH press Corp.  

 
 
 
squiggy
13.1.4  squiggy  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @13.1.1    one week ago

In the context of the remark's target you would state the joke as a question - but you failed miserably at that, too.

 
 
 
Dulay
13.1.5  Dulay  replied to  Heartland American @13.1.2    one week ago

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KDMichigan
13.1.6  KDMichigan  replied to  Dulay @13.1    one week ago

 The way she turns the left wing medias questions back on themselves is freaking Hillaryious. She comes prepared to answer their gotcha questions and I'm sure the low intelligence type take offense.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
13.1.7  KDMichigan  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @13.1.1    one week ago

Quote something half as stupid coming out of her mouth as the left wing darling AOC has said. 

 
 
 
bugsy
13.1.8  bugsy  replied to  Heartland American @13.1.2    6 days ago

I love how when one of them is about 3 words into their attempt at gotcha and she has already flipped to her response.

When they try to cut her off, she simply starts all over again. I'm sure the look on the lib's face is priceless realizing they won;t be the evening cycle that night.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
13.1.9  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Heartland American @13.1.3    5 days ago
Nothing like a bit of misogyny

First, that was a dumb blonde joke, nothing misogynistic about it. The joke is that bleach blondes, both male and female, tend to be dumb, which in many cases like McEnany, turns out to be true. Perhaps it's all the chemicals they use on their heads.

Second, if you want misogyny look no further than the President she works for.

Let's imagine Trump is speaking of McEnany instead of Billy Bush's co-host Nancy O'Dell:

"I moved on her, and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, "I'll show you where they have some nice furniture." I took her out furniture—I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn't get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony tits and everything. She's totally changed her look."
"I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything." - dirty Donald and some evangelicals "Star".

Obviously you had forgotten what real misogyny actually looks like, so you're welcome for the reminder.

 
 
 
Heartland American
13.1.10  Heartland American  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @13.1.9    3 days ago

McEnany is a brilliant young woman.  Very smart and highly educated.  She cuts those reporters to pieces. The remarks of them when she took down the reporter who asked her if she’d like to take back something she once said was priceless.  “You were prepared for that question!” Well, no duh! 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
13.1.11  JohnRussell  replied to  Heartland American @13.1.10    3 days ago

It doesnt matter how intelligent you are if you lie all the time or support someone who lies all the time.  You end up looking dumb. Kayleigh McAnanay's chances of coming out of this White House with a good reputation are zero. 

 
 
 
Heartland American
13.1.12  Heartland American  replied to  JohnRussell @13.1.11    2 days ago

She makes the msm look as dumb as they really are. She already has a great reputation.  We are proud of her.

 
 
 
Thomas
13.1.13  Thomas  replied to  Heartland American @13.1.12    2 days ago

She works for a liar and therefore has to lie to defend him. That she is good at it should really give you pause, HA, because as a  good Christian, you are supposed to support the truth and denounce the lies, yet your comment above does the exact opposite. 

 
 
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