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Mueller's team thinks Flynn's cooperation has been so valuable that it should wipe away most punishment for those sleazy actions. Emmet Sullivan, having read a great deal of secret information, is not so sure.
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Okay, that was quite a morning at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in DC in regard to the Flynn plea and sentencing. In the windup this morning, well before the proceeding began, I cautioned that Flynn and his attorney Rob Kelner would have…
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If the redactions the document released last night are any indication, the most sensitive investigative detail in Flynn's 302 -- the thing the government cared most about hiding -- is what Flynn said about that December 1 meeting where Jared asked to set up a back channel of communication with Russia.
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It seems like the whole world has decided to measure Trump's conspiracy with Russia not from the available evidence, but based on whether the Steele dossier correctly predicted all the incriminating evidence we now have before us.
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With his cute trick in his sentencing memo, Flynn just provided some of the most damning details about the Mueller investigation yet. Flynn lied to hide Trump's personal involvement in telling the Russians to hold off on responding to Obama's sanctions. And when the FBI investigated those lies, Trump fired the FBI Director to try to end that investigation.
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An indictment unsealed today against Mike Flynn's former business partner, Bijan Kian, will make it far harder for his lawyers to argue that his lies weren't significant in tomorrow's sentencing hearing.
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Accidentally and purposefully unsealed filings make it clear that Maria Butina has been in discussions with prosecutors since September. But those discussions don't appear to include any with Robert Mueller's office.
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Here we are in the Ides of December, and there is some Trash to be talked. Because someone accused me of not knowing or caring about the NBA in the last trash, let's open with that.
The Phoenix Suns were once a model franchise, started and…
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In an IG Report issued in conjunction with the never-ending investigation into the texts Peter Strzok and Lisa Page sent each other, the FBI admitted that after two attempts to fix incomplete retention of texts, they still miss 10% of texts sent and received.
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In his sentencing memorandum, Mike Flynn waved the following in front of Judge Emmet Sullivan, like a red cape before a bull.
There are, at the same time, some additional facts regarding the circumstances of the FBI interview of General Flynn…
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As you likely know by now, Trump fixer Michael Cohen is getting sentenced this morning. In fact, the proceeding is starting as I write this post, so I am going to get it up so that there is an appropriate place to discuss the events.
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