Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that President Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News is reporting.
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“[Flynn] is prepared to testify...against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and
others in the White House,” Brian Ross reported. He added that Flynn’s testimony, as such, would “contradict all that President Trump has said up to this moment.”
I called Flynn a nutjob early on.
I wrote this in July 2016, during the presidential campaign:
I tell you Flynn is insane, That he is so close to Trump is very disturbing.Trump has zero talent for picking political people around him. And from a policy perspective, it is only going to get worse. I put this post up yesterday: The Trump Administration is Getting Worse on All Fronts.
All this said, it is difficult to understand what the crime is in talking to the Russians, a point that has been made by legal scholar Alan Dershowitz several times.
UPDATE 4JUST IN: @BrianRoss on @ABC News Special Report: Michael Flynn promised "full cooperation to the Mueller team" and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians." https://t.co/aiagnvr8eS pic.twitter.com/r8u2LWAd0O— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2017
Flynn is the classic case of a dumb tactical intel guy with ZERO understanding of big picture/sensitive collection. https://t.co/ttXQ0FvlGU— John Schindler (@20committee) December 1, 2017
BREAKING: ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks for Reporting Fake News