Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. President: Indications Michael Flynn May Have Cut a Deal With the Special Prosecutor

The New York Times reports that President Trump's former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, has cut off contact with Trump's lawyers which is an indication he is
cooperating with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller or is in discussions to do so.

From NYT:
Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation, according to four people involved in the case, an indication that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating such a deal.

Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

That agreement has been terminated, the four people said. Defense lawyers frequently share information during investigations, but they must stop when doing so would pose a conflict of interest. It is unethical for lawyers to work together when one client is cooperating with prosecutors and another is still under investigation.

The notification alone does not prove that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with Mr. Mueller. Some lawyers withdraw from information-sharing arrangements as soon as they begin negotiating with prosecutors. And such negotiations sometimes fall apart.
This is yet another indication of Trump's poor ability to pick personnel. I knew Flynn was trouble last year before Trump was elected and still in election campaign mode.

See for example:

Republican Convention Night One: Insanity (July 19, 2016)

Trump Just Recommend a Book Co-Written By a Super Neocon and a Military Lunatic (July 23, 2016)

OMG Trump Took Crazed Retired General Into His First Intelligence Briefing (August 18, 2016)

Flynn is a total nut job and was bound to get himself in trouble. If he is cooperating, it is either to takedown Jared Kushner, or more likely the President.




  1. It seems that you can't comprehend that there is no "there" there and due to this Trump sleeps well and has no worries.

  2. Could be serious. Flynn might reveal the Trump has an unpaid parking ticket.