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Flynn warned the Trump transition team he was under investigation weeks before the inauguration: report

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Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told Donald Trump’s transition team he was under federal investigation well before the inauguration, the New York Times reports.

The disclosure was made on Jan. 4 to the transition team’s chief lawyer Donald F. McGahn II. About a month after Flynn was notified of an investigation into his work as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the 2016 campaign, Trump made Flynn his national security adviser—providing him access to the most sensitive intelligence secrets in the world.

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Flynn was not fired from the position until 24 days into Trump’s administration—and a full18 days after former acting attorney general Sally Yates warned the White House Flynn was potentially compromised by the Russians and had been interviewed by the FBI.

The day after Flynn’s dismissal, Tump implored former FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation in Flynn, according to memos written by Comey immediately following the meeting.

Flynn, as well as former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, are emerging as the subjects of the ongoing investigation into Trump campaign official’s ties to Russia and possible collusion with the Russian government. According to NBC news, “multiple grand jury subpoenas” have been issued in connection with Manafort and Flynn. One of the subpoenas, according to the Times, demands “records, research, contracts, bank records, communications” of documents related to Flynn.


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House Intelligence report on Trump is scathing — but does anyone really care?

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On Wednesday of last week, the House Intelligence Committee issued its impeachment report on President Trump. The facts are clear. Trump has engaged in obstruction of justice, abuse of power and other high crimes and misdemeanors in his effort to extort or bribe the government of Ukraine into aiding him in the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump also usurped the power of Congress to allocate public money in the form of military aid to Ukraine. Trump has also repeatedly invited foreign countries to interfere in America’s elections on his behalf.
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‘Giuliani did all the wrong things’ on 9/11: Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett

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Janine Jackson interviewed the Village Voice’s Wayne Barrett about Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 for the August 17, 2007, episode of CounterSpin; that conversation was rebroadcast for the November 29, 2019, show. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Saturday Night Live mocks Trump as an unpopular high school dork after disastrous NATO Summit

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday ridiculed President Donald Trump after he was laughed at by world leaders during a NATO Summit in London.

The skit featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emanuel Macron as the cool kids at the NATO cafeteria, while U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts to join their cliche.

Trump asked to sit at their table, but they suggested he sit with Latvia.

They said the seat was for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was then invited to join the cool kids table.

The skit included Johnson taping an "impeach me" sign to Trump's back.

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