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‘They all knew’: Maddow lists the Trump confidantes who knew about Michael Flynn — including Mike Pence

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday broke down how Michael Flynn wasn’t the only person linked to Donald Trump who lied about a conversation involving relaxing sanctions on Russia.

Maddow wondered why Flynn was motivated to lie about discussing sanctions, when that was part of his portfolio as Donald Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor.

“It wouldn’t be that weird,” Maddow noted.

“Nevertheless, he lied about it publicly and he lied about it to the FBI,” “And that honestly makes no sense if they were innocent policy discussions about sanctions and he’s the incoming advisor who’s going to be working on that stuff.”

“You wouldn’t need to keep that stuff secret, you wouldn’t even need to try in keep it secret,” she noted.

“Unless, perhaps, those sanctions discussions were maybe linked to something that really truly couldn’t get out and had to be kept secret,” Maddow noted. “And it certainly couldn’t be disclosed to the FBI.”

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“It wasn’t just Mike Flynn who lied about those sanctions discussions,” Maddow.

Maddow noted emails proved multiple senior administration officials knew about Flynn’s conversations with Russia.

Flynn’s top deputy, K.T. McFarland reportedly knew. As did Reince Priebus, Stephen Bannon, Sean Spicer and Tom Bossert.

“They all knew at the time — at the time — that Flynn was talking to the Russian government about sanctions during the transition,” Maddow noted.

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“They all knew it, while he was doing it — and while Flynn was lying about doing it,” Maddow concluded.

Not just staff, but Vice President Mike Pence.

Maddow also detailed how Pence lied about Russia and likely lied about not knowing about Flynn being compromised and his Turkish contract.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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