Keith Olbermann cut right to the chase Monday afternoon calling for the “immediate arrest” of Michael Flynn for violations of the Logan Act that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments.
President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser is under fire for speaking with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in late December, reportedly about the imminent imposition of sanctions against the country by then-President Barack Obama.
In a bombshell report earlier on Monday, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, accused Flynn of contacting the Russians and hiding his unofficial discussions with Russia by using encryption technology.
According to Olbermann, there is more than enough evidence to fire Flynn and bring him up on charges.
“I call for the immediate investigation over his relationship with the Russian government is limited to activities covered by the Logan Act,” Olbermann explained. “Or, if he is acting as an agent of the Russian government or, as in the past, acting as a paid employee of companies affiliated with the Russian government.”
Olbermann then laid out his case with a timeline of suspicious activities by Flynn who has President Trump’s ear when it come to international security matters.
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‘Quiet!’ Trump erupts as reporters question him about witness intimidation — and demands ‘freedom of speech’
President Donald Trump on Friday got into a testy exchange with reporters after they asked him whether his angry tweet at former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch constituted witness intimidation.
While talking with reporters, Trump falsely claimed that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee had been prevented from asking questions during Yovanovitch's testimony.
"We have the right to speak!" the president fumed. "I have freedom of speech just as other people do but they have taken away the Republicans rights. I watched today as certain very talented people, who wanted to ask questions, and they weren’t even allowed to ask questions, Republicans. They weren’t allowed to ask questions."
Laughter breaks out inside hearing room as Dem mocks GOP’s attempts to downplay smear campaign against Yovanovitch
During the second public House impeachment hearing this Friday, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) took a dig at President Trump in light of testimony from former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who recounted how she became the target of a smear campaign orchestrated by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, along with the help of the right-wing news media. After her ouster from her position, Yovanovitch returned to Washington and took up a role as a senior State Department fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
"It's like a Hallmark movie -- you ended up at Georgetown. This is all okay," Quigley said sarcastically, prompting laughter from the room.
Dozens of groups urge California Gov. Gavin Newsom to ‘facilitate a public takeover of PG&E’
"PG&E would be in prison, if it were a citizen, given how many people have died at its hands."
As the West Coast's wildfire season continues, dozens of progressive organizations sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday urging the first-term Democrat to "facilitate a public takeover of PG&E to protect ratepayers, California communities, and our climate."