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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:11 AM

POTUS briefed fully on Flynn/Kislyak phone calls

Source: Fox News

I don't have the transcript of this John Roberts Fox News report. But it was his exclusive. His sources told him that Trump was fully briefed about the conversations Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The people who briefed the President would know the content.

Also, Flynn remembered the conversations clearly when questioned by the White House Counsel's Office during their investigation.

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I did not see the report when it aired because I don't watch The O'Reilly Factor or any Fox broadcast. However, when I scrolled through my Twitter feed this report had been retweeted and discussed quite a bit. Commenters on Twitter seem to think it's mighty important although the question of when Trump was briefed will be key.

One respondent thinks that this may be a sign that Republicans have had enough. One can hope, but Republicans don't bring out the optimist in me. Then again, the fact Fox reported this is stunning.

I apologize if this has been written up on DU already.

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Reply POTUS briefed fully on Flynn/Kislyak phone calls (Original post)
BadgerMom Feb 17 OP
Doodley Feb 17 #1
cstanleytech Feb 17 #4
manicraven Feb 17 #2
Skittles Feb 17 #3
rpannier Feb 17 #9
Merlot Feb 17 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 17 #15
DK504 Feb 17 #18
ffr Feb 17 #6
Grassy Knoll Feb 17 #7
Midnight Writer Feb 17 #8
mr_lebowski Feb 17 #12
BumRushDaShow Feb 17 #14
wishstar Feb 17 #10
woundedkarma Feb 17 #11
moonscape Feb 17 #13
Thekaspervote Feb 17 #16
ck4829 Feb 17 #17

Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:14 AM

1. So, Fox News confirm that Trump has repeatedly lied. Will Trump say that is "FAKE NEWS?"

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Response to Doodley (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:35 AM

4. "Will Trump say that is "FAKE NEWS?"" Probably, remember its all fake unless he says otherwise.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:15 AM

2. I don't watch Fox either and am surprised by this video. This gives me a bit of hope (plus the

reactions). I would hope that some on the right are real patriots and would dump trump and his administration for colluding with Putin and then lying their assess off.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:29 AM

3. ? "won't hear it anywhere else"

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we've heard it EVERYWHERE else except propaganda news

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:41 AM

9. It was also exclusive just for you (Bill)

I guess the rest of us weren't suppose to listen or something because it was exclusive for shill

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:38 AM

5. What does that prove? Unless he knew BEFORE flynn talked

What difference does it make if he knew it after the fact?

Or am I missing the point here?

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Response to Merlot (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:57 AM

15. It's the WHEN did he know the full details. And didn't tell Pence, so Pence says. Pence making his

Pence is making his move to become Trump's Gerald Ford. He is distancing himself, perhaps with some truth, I don't know. He is saying he was out of the loop, not informed. This of course also has echos with GHW Bush who said he was "out of the loop" in Iran-Contra in Reagan's White House despite having been CIA director and heavily into international affairs.

At the very least, tRump knew the full details for at least 17 days during which

1) tRump did not inform Pence that he had been lied to.

2) tRump did not fire Flynn for lying to Pence in December, the offense tRump says he finally did fire him for.

The "Flynn lied to Pence" excuse is probably a coverup for deeper transgressions, which is why tRump covered up Flynn for at least 17 days until the media made an issue of it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:04 PM

18. What did he know

and when did he know? The cover up is just as bad as the crime. Flynn lies to FBI, Dump lies to Pence, though I seriously doubt that, and BLOTUS is lying to us.

Sounds like a call for an indeprendent investigation to me.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:00 AM

6. Yes, tRump knew weeks ago what Flynn had done and he took no action to sanction him!!!

This does not follow national security protocol. When someone is under suspicion for talking to foreign powers, his security clearances should be suspended upon review. That was not done. Who knows what Flynn passed on to Russian spies in the meantime.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:05 AM

7. tRump Won't Lie About This Report...

...Trust Him.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:33 AM

8. Is the true nature of the FOX emerging?

FOX is now a bunch of old folk bitching about the way things are anymore.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:55 AM

12. No offense, but why do people use the term 'anymore' as if were synonymous with 'nowadays'?

I've been hearing/seeing people do this all the time lately, and it's been been driving me insane.

My entire life, 'anymore' meant 'any longer' ... not 'nowadays'.

Thus, it was *always* used in the 'negative' sense ... like, "We don't go to Ravenholm anymore'.

Never like "Life is so confusing anymore" ... when did this change occur?

Guess I just can't keep up anymore ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:55 AM

14. I thought I was the only one who noticed this!

It might be a regional thing... just like none of my friends, family, schoolmates, or teachers ever used "on" in this manner - "Such and such happened on yesterday" or "Such and such is scheduled on tomorrow". The use of "on" was only used for the day of the week noun like "on Wednesday"...etc.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:50 AM

10. This proves Trump lied (last weekend) about knowing about Flynn lying and was OK with Flynn's lies

Not only did Flynn lie, but he came clean about lying to WH weeks ago, but that was ok with Trump until it got leaked.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:50 AM

11. can only assume it's damaging and who do you think told Fox?

The republicans are finally ready to move Trump out and Pence in. Trumps numbers are getting low enough. Trump just had that crazy press conference. They're preparing.

Whoever the faction is that planned to get rid of Trump as soon as they could and get Pence in that's who is feeding fox. That's why "you'll only get this here from me" because the thugs are only tight with fox... every other news agency holds them at arms length.

We need to stop chanting down with Trump and start chanting what did Pence know?

He needs to be pushed out of the whitehouse or we might as well keep Tweety.

Trump at least tells us every stupid thing he does.

Pence will do the same crap but tell us nothing.

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Response to woundedkarma (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:38 AM

13. But T would take Bannon with him, and Pence would probably not

nuke our allies in a paranoid fit one morning at 4 AM

There are no not-bad options. But of all the horrible ones, T is the worst.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:30 AM

16. Agree with moonscape

With pence we will at least have a tomorrow to fight. Who knows with the orange menace. Pence will get rid of bannon.. so vital.

Pence as so many have said has the personality of 5day old oatmeal, he won't draw any interest for the wwc. Even the repubs in Indiana are busy undoing his shit.. he's hated there. Come 2018 the trumpsters will once again vote revenge which should work for us....same with 2020.

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Response to BadgerMom (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:39 PM

17. K&R

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