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Fri May 1, 2020, 06:36 AM

Can somebody please tell me what the current Flynn noise is all about?

All of a sudden, the republicans are whining and making noises about Flynn as though some event has occurred that "completely exonerates" him.

What the hell are they yelling about? Trump fired him for lying and he pled guilty to a crime. What the fuck are they doing? What happened?

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Reply Can somebody please tell me what the current Flynn noise is all about? (Original post)
Solomon May 2020 OP
malaise May 2020 #1
imanamerican63 May 2020 #2
Walleye May 2020 #7
mercuryblues May 2020 #3
John1956PA May 2020 #4
ck4829 May 2020 #6
former9thward May 2020 #9
ck4829 May 2020 #10
former9thward May 2020 #11
ck4829 May 2020 #12
former9thward May 2020 #19
tavernier May 2020 #20
ck4829 May 2020 #24
former9thward May 2020 #26
ck4829 May 2020 #25
ck4829 May 2020 #18
The Magistrate May 2020 #21
ck4829 May 2020 #22
The Magistrate May 2020 #23
JI7 May 2020 #5
Tommy_Carcetti May 2020 #8
SoCalDem May 2020 #13
kentuck May 2020 #14
Maxheader May 2020 #15
DeminPennswoods May 2020 #16
Celerity May 2020 #17

Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 06:40 AM

1. 1. Diversion 2. Mob behavior

That is all

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 06:43 AM

2. It's PARDON TIME!

Trump is going to pardon him and Stone! They are just making noises to help with the cover up!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #2)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:01 AM

7. Let him do it, then we can pound on it in the campaign

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 06:47 AM

3. I beg your Pardon

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 06:54 AM

4. There has come to light a memo by one of the FBI investigators.

As I understand it, one of the two FBI investigators who questioned Flynn wrote a memo around the time of the questioning. In the memo, the investigator wrote something to the effect that one goal of the investigation could be to get Flynn to make an incriminatory admission which would lead to his prosecution. The memo further suggests that another goal could be to get Flynn to lie, thereby giving the FBI the means to go after other targets. The right wingers are now exclaiming that the memo is proof of a "deep-state" conspiracy by Comey, Strzok, Page and other government officials to force Flynn out of public service.

Of course, I think the right-wingers' outcry is simply noise designed to deflect criticism of Trump in this election year. I think the memo in question lays out standard investigative strategies.

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Response to John1956PA (Reply #4)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:00 AM

6. They really don't like when the tables are turned

They investigated Hillary how many times? Put her in front of a congressional investigation for how long?

They wanted her to mess up. They wanted her to lie.

She didn't... otherwise they would have prosecuted her for it.

But their boy Flynn falls in the first 15 minutes, and they can't stand it.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #6)

Fri May 1, 2020, 08:34 AM

9. Thedir abuse with Clinton does not excuse FBI abuse in other cases.

The released FBI notes show unbelievable conduct. They should have their pensions stripped.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #9)

Fri May 1, 2020, 12:06 PM

10. Oh please, Flynn is unhinged and unstable... and discredited

People like him need to be removed from positions of authority and kept far away from them, and I donít care how itís done.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2020, 02:53 PM

11. I am not in favor of illegal acts by law enforcement.

No matter who they are against. When they are allowed they become institutionalized and then when they are used against someone you favor it is too late.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Sat May 2, 2020, 01:39 AM

12. Call me when they are prosecuted, yeah? Flynn is no hero, sorry to burst that bubble

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #12)

Sat May 2, 2020, 08:29 AM

19. I won't have to call you.

It will be covered in the media. I suspect about the end of July. A person does not have to be a "hero" to have their rights protected in our criminal justice system. Sad that people think only heroes and politicians they like should have their constitutional rights.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #19)

Sat May 2, 2020, 08:35 AM

20. I agree.

Plus it never works in our favor. It often does in theirs, but they whine and bully and obstruct until they get their way. But we have worked hard over the years for protection of our rights.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #19)

Sat May 2, 2020, 09:02 AM

24. Breitbart, Sean Hannity, and QAnon scribblings do not constitute "the media" in my book

We might as well start taking LSD and talking to the fairies if we want those things to be the media.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #24)

Sat May 2, 2020, 01:45 PM

26. The indictments will be covered on all the conventional media.

Not just those that you referenced and seem to be very familiar with....

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Response to former9thward (Reply #19)

Sat May 2, 2020, 09:12 AM

25. Sad that other people care more about Michael Flynn than about Nataline Sarkisiyan or Heather Heyer

He pleaded guilty, said that a fear of Muslims is "RATIONAL", and, very interestingly, said "When you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime" before begging for immunity.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Sat May 2, 2020, 07:50 AM

18. And as for illegal acts by law enforcement... actual illegal acts by law enforcement.

They're already institutionalized.

Let's not forget about what J. Edgar Hoover did and law enforcement's attempts to suppress the civil rights movement.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #9)

Sat May 2, 2020, 08:55 AM

21. This Is Bog-Standard, Sir

Neither unusual nor remotely illegal. It is what law enforcement agents do in the normal course of an investigation, when a person is identified as both a target and someone who has information on higher-ups in a criminal combine the agents are pursuing.


"Now maybe we did put the questions to him a little roughly. You know how that is, Lieutenant. But we didn't hurt him enough to make him cry for help."


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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #21)

Sat May 2, 2020, 08:58 AM

22. You gotta remember though, the victim-bar for Flynn is so much lower though

Apparently he is suffering worse than Jesus.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #22)

Sat May 2, 2020, 08:59 AM

23. It Is Fun Hearing The Whimpers, Sir

Of a right-wing white man treated like some common Negro....

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:00 AM

5. Putin owns Trump

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:32 AM

8. A known liar (i.e. Flynn) lied.

And therefore that in Trumpís beautiful mind was a ďset upĒ by the FBI and heís itching his pardon finger.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2020, 06:31 AM

13. Deflection..distraction

Trump's champing at the bit to start rallying again.i really want him to start again..yuuuuuuge crowds all smooshed together..

And I seriously hope there are NO broadcasts except for fox..

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2020, 06:59 AM

14. Trump is attempting to reinforce his message that the Russia investigation was a hoax.

Of course, it wasn't.

But he runs scared that the truth will someday be uncovered.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2020, 07:09 AM

15. Stumpy's been told by it's handlers..

Shut the f#$I up!

No more embarrassing situations with the press asking questions..No

more of the cdc contradicting your statements..on national tv..

So this stuff must have got pushed on cheetox..by it's handlers..

Watch the stupid happen..

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2020, 07:19 AM

16. Distraction, nothing more

nt

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2020, 07:23 AM

17. A federal judge ordered FBI documents released in Flynn's case and the RW is going bonkers

over them.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan was the judge. He was appointed to the bench of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as an Associate Judge in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush and to the federal bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.




the docs

https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592/gov.uscourts.dcd.191592.188.0_8.pdf


Documents show FBI debated how to handle investigation of Michael Flynn

The four pages reflect bureau brainstorming about how to approach the Trump adviserís contacts with the Russian ambassador.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/29/fbi-michael-flynn-224311

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