Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about conversations with Kislyak and disclosed that he is cooperating with the special counsel's office. As part of his continued reaction to the development, Trump tweeted on Saturday that he "had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI".
"In Watergate there was political exhaustion - plus, as Barry Goldwater said, 'too many lies and too many crimes.' These questions are now, in the end, probably up to the Republicans".
-Norm Eisen, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in WashingtonThe "president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case", Dowd said in an interview with Axios.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader from Kentucky, was initially outspoken in his support of the women who accused Moore, saying he had no reason not to believe their stories.
"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information", Comey said back in July 2016.
He then proceeded to claim Hillary Clinton had lied many times to the FBI and had gotten away with it. He has pled guilty to those lies. He said it is important that Yates refused to elaborate on the interview. Of the cases I was involved with, the only time a PNG was approved was when allowing the spy to remain would have resulted in actual physical harm to a U.S. person.
Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said Monday on "The Laura Ingraham Show" that that crucial point "seems to me to have gotten no coverage".
Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey's earlier draft language describing Clinton's actions as "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless", the sources said.
At the time, Pence said Trump was justified in firing Flynn because Flynn had lied to him.
During the transition, she warned a colleague that President Barack Obama's sanctions against Moscow for election meddling could make it harder for Trump to ease tensions with Russia, "which has just thrown the U.S.A. election to him". Everyone wants to know: Who will Mueller charge next, and with what crime? The deal, which must be approved by antitrust regulators, has CVS Health Corp. paying $207 in cash and stock for each share of Aetna Inc.
One would think that no one would grasp this distinction more firmly than the president's own lawyer, whose job is to defend Trump against being implicated - not to issue tweets that tend in the opposite direction. For example, CNN reported on February 17 that "the FBI interviewers believed Flynn was cooperative and provided truthful answers" during the interview. But that doesn't mean the law is no longer valid, they say.
Such a request to an FBI director has been described as obstruction of justice by some legal scholars. After secretly "reassuring" Russia that it need not worry about facing consequences, the Trump administration did not deliver.
As a result, a PNG request involves a tug-of-war between the FBI, the CIA and the State Department (with the final decision taken by the White House), and is most often denied. The special counsel is supposed to be objective and nonpartisan, but it appears Robert Mueller's team is anything but.
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