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Tue May 9, 2017, 09:18 PM

 

BREAKING: Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to Michael Flynn's associates

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/grand-jury-fbi-russia/index.html


CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation
By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown, CNN
Updated 9:06 PM ET, Tue May 9, 2017
Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
The subpoenas issued in recent weeks by the US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, were received by associates who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, according to the people familiar with the investigation.
Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. The US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, the Justice Department and the FBI also declined to comment.
Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn
Investigators have been looking into possible wrongdoing in how Flynn handled disclosures about payments from clients tied to foreign governments including Russia and Turkey, US officials briefed on the matter have told CNN.
The Flynn inquiry is one piece of the broader investigation, which FBI Director James Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week is led jointly by the Alexandria US Attorney's Office and the Justice Department's National Security Division.

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Reply BREAKING: Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to Michael Flynn's associates (Original post)
Madam45for2923 May 2017 OP
tenorly May 2017 #1
retrowire May 2017 #2
regnaD kciN May 2017 #5
Igel May 2017 #12
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #6
regnaD kciN May 2017 #3
still_one May 2017 #4
Equinox Moon May 2017 #7
Worktodo May 2017 #8
orangecrush May 2017 #11
Dustlawyer May 2017 #9
orangecrush May 2017 #10
LudwigPastorius May 2017 #13
hrmjustin May 2017 #14

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:19 PM

1. Throw Kushner and they rest of the kleptocrats in the subpoena!

The time for half-assing this, is officially over.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:20 PM

2. Huh? Flynn can subpoena people? nt

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Response to retrowire (Reply #2)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:23 PM

5. No, the federal grand jury can subpoena people to decide whether to charge Flynn...

...at least, until Donnie tells the appropriate DoJ prosecutors to shut it down or else.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #5)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:38 PM

12. And as far as we know it's still

an intelligence investigation.

Unclear if the GJ can suddenly be re-purposed on the fly.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #2)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:23 PM

6. Was waiting for the right link. Changed the title

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:21 PM

3. It's a FEDERAL grand jury...

...so Trump's DoJ can shut it down whenever they want. Do you really think they won't now? (Unless, of course, they can restrict it to nailing a few appropriate low-level scapegoats and then declared that Great Leader Donald had successfully rooted out all that corruption.)

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:23 PM

4. This happened before he became President, so excutive privlege should not hold

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:31 PM

7. That's interesting.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:32 PM

8. if Trump really wanted to stop this he'd fire Comey

Nothing suspicious about any of this!

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Response to Worktodo (Reply #8)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:37 PM

11. ....

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:34 PM

9. +1!!!

Getting hot in the kitchen, is the popcorn ready.

Wonder if this precipitated the firing? Wonder if Sessions saw they were getting too close and went to Trump to axe Comey?

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:37 PM

10. Holy shit!

I think I hear a fat lady singing....

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:39 PM

13. The U.S. attorney needs to call Flynn's lawyer and lay out the case against him, then...

offer him a deal for testimony against Trump.

Unfortunately, Trump will probably fire Dana Boente within the week.



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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:40 PM

14. Apologies but locking, dupe of this thread;

 

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