Speculation that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn will be testifying against senior White House advisor Jared Kushner had CNN anchor Christi Paul wondering why Ivanka Trump's husband still has security clearance.
"Why does Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, still have security clearance based on everything that has happened over the last four, five months?" Paul asked.
"Well, I think that's a good question and likely he should not have security clearance, especially given the ongoing investigation and his repeated calls back to testify on what he omitted from security clearance form," former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Michael Moore, replied.
Kushner likely committed perjury by failing to disclose 100 contacts on his SF-86 security clearance questionnaire. His wife, Ivanka Trump, has also had her security clearance questioned by lawmakers.
"I think what you have got to look at this in the whole context of this is about Mike Flynn's plea deal. Typically there's a theory that the better the deal, the bigger the fish. It tells me, when I look at it, that very likely there's somebody up the line that Bob Mueller has already got Mike Flynn's information in sworn testimony before grand jury -- recorded testimony, on the record testimony -- and he's got the information he needs to move forward," Moore deduced.
"For months, remember that Donald Trump has called this a witch hunt. And really what we know from the plea agreement at this point is it's no longer a witch hunt, but in fact Mike Flynn is going to tell us about a coven of witches that were located somewhere in the Trump transition office," the former prosecutor predicted. "I think this gonna move on up the ladder."
"I'm struggling to contain myself, what you're seeing is a conversation, I think Michael just captured it brilliantly about what's going on on the legal side," former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd admitted. "That's not why I bristle as a former intelligence officer and member of the executive branch of government."
"I go back to campaign, when a former serving general in the U.S. military, got in front of an audience and said that a political opponent should be locked up. That's what third world countries do," Mudd noted. "Michael Flynn should be ashamed not just for lying to a federal officer back in January, we need to hear an apology for getting on the campaign trail -- in the American democratic experiment -- and saying that a rival candidate, whether you like it or not, should be locked. That was shameful."