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‘Mike Flynn has already flipped’: Olbermann proves Trump’s ex-adviser is likely ‘negotiating a deal’

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In the latest episode of GQ’s “The Resistance,” host Keith Olbermann drew an admittedly “speculative” conclusion: that the influx of stories about President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner’s meetings with Russian operatives may be the result of disgraced national security adviser Mike Flynn’s deal with authorities in exchange for information.

“There’s reason to believe that the former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has already flipped,” Olbermann began, “and has already begun to offer testimony against the Trump regime to the authorities, and that the present flood of Kushner stories mainlines directly back to Flynn and that the Kushner crises may in effect be Flynn’s samples.”

“It’s speculative at best,” Olbermann concedes, but then went on to say that “two of the smartest people” he’d ever interviewed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and national security analyst Juliette Kayyem, “are doing some of this speculating.”

Olbermann cited a recent CNN interview Whitehouse gave, in which he mused that “there is at least a reasonable hypothesis that Mike Flynn is already cooperating with the Department of Justice investigation and perhaps even has been for some time.” If this is the case, Whitehouse continued, “having congressional committees drag him in front of Congress could be a significant interference.”

He then quoted another recent interview with Kayyem, where she said the potential for an ongoing DOJ deal with Flynn “explains why Flynn’s lawyers are not being cooperative with the Senate and House.”

“It may also explain why we’re starting to hear stories about the Kushner-Flynn relationship,” Kayyem said in the quote.

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Kayyem, Olbermann noted, noticed in early March the “flurry of talk about testimony from and subpoenas to all the principles in the Trump-Russia nexus and said in effect, ‘hold on, how come there’s nothing here about Mike Flynn? Maybe he’s negotiating a deal?'”

“Within days of her inference, and she was slammed left and right for her inference, Flynn’s lawyer…publicly offered to have his client testify, but only with significant immunity,” Olbermann said. “And Juliette Kayyem was proved only entirely right.”

Watch the entire segment below, via GQ.

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Dear NeverTrumpers: Please quit lecturing actual Democrats about how to win

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As I write this, we are just hours away from the first debate of the presidential primary season. It's hard to believe that four years have passed since the last round of primary debates. It feels like 40. But here we are, getting ready to embark on yet another presidential campaign featuring Donald Trump. Everyone on the planet has advice for the Democratic candidates about what they need to do to beat him. It may be the most annoying conversation in all of politics, and that's saying something.

The pundits are all dully blathering on about "lanes" again, extending the horse race metaphor to ridiculous lengths, as they did in the GOP primaries in 2016. So far they've declared the lanes to be "establishment," "insurgent," "youth," "black vote" and "working class." And yes, they are meaningless, since the person who wins the nomination will have to take up big parts of all these "lanes" and more. But it makes it easy for pundits and analysts to drone on endlessly about polling, despite the fact that there is very little chance this campaign will end up going the way they predict.

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Donald Trump Jr shamed for sucking up to his dad on Twitter: ‘Ivanka is still his favorite’

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President Donald Trump retweeted about a half dozen posts early Wednesday from his wife and children, but not one particularly approval-seeking tweet from his namesake son.

The president's namesake son hyped his father's promotion of the "American Dream" late Tuesday, but Trump didn't include that one among several others posted by Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Melania Trump, as well as another touting son-in-law Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan.

"For the last 50 years our biggest net export has been The American Dream, but because of @realDonaldTrump we’ve brought that American Dream home, where it belongs," tweeted Donald Trump Jr. "He’s doing this for you, your children, and for your grandchildren. Let’s Keep America Great! #2020"

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Reporting team that busted Trump’s tax secrets crumbles — thanks to ‘wrecking ball’ NYT journalist

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In October 2018, The New York Times published a landmark story on how President Donald Trump and his siblings committed large-scale tax fraud in the 1990s to maximize their inheritance.

Even for a story about Trump, who is seemingly invulnerable to financial scandal, it was hugely consequential — among other things, it led to Trump's sister resigning as a federal judge — and the reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for their efforts.

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