MSNBC just ran a groundbreaking story about Vice President Mike Pence and disgraced national security advisor Michael Flynn.
The report discussed with Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin states that Pence was warned by House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings that Flynn was a paid agent of Turkey at the same time he was leading the presidential transition team. Even despite this warning, Pence and the Trump administration ignored it and hired him anyway.
The report also shows that the administration turned a blind eye when General Flynn lied on his security clearance application with the Department of Defense.
“Mike Pence would have to be a straight up idiot to not realize that Flynn was going to register as a foreign agent, or the staff would have to be totally incompetent for him not to be aware of the situation,” Dworkin told MSNBC’s Morning Joy.
He went on:
“It’s really nonsense to think that Trump and Pence are not close with their NSA. Pence is a hands-on guy, he was leading the transition team himself.”
Eliot Engel, the ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Elijah Cumming, the ranking member on Oversight and Government Reform, both released a very damning statement on Flynn, detailing Flynn’s alleged crimes.
As a result, it is putting him into some serious legal jeopardy, Senator Richard Blumenthal told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on “The Last Word.” Due to the seriousness of the allegations, which could include 5 years in prison for each violation, Blumenthal says Flynn is going to flip on the Trump administration if he hasn’t already with the FBI.
But, Senator Whitehouse of the Intel Committee says signs already show that Flynn has been cooperating with the FBI ‘for some time’ now. Whitehouse made the comment to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and said that he had compelling evidence.
Sen. Whitehouse: Signals show that Michael Flynn could already be cooperating with the FBI https://t.co/HT5RVqflqJ
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 19, 2017
Whitehouse along with Blumenthal say it’s for these reasons Flynn’s testimony against Trump will be forthcoming if it hasn’t already been made.
“One of the more talkative people in Trumpland has gone absolutely dead silent,” Whitehouse said, “and that’s what prosecutors strongly encourage cooperating witnesses to do.”
He stated further:
“It could be a huge deal, because who knows what Trump has said to him, both during the campaign and during the early days of the presidency. Apparently trump has been in touch with him after his firing from the White House to tell him to stay strong, which, in some circumstances, could be looked at as manipulation of a witness or obstruction of justice.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 20, 2017