After the bombshell report that Mike Flynn was meeting with the FBI while working in the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that she doesn’t know when the last time was that Trump talked to Flynn.
Q: What was the president’s reaction to learning that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, didn’t immediately tell him that he was interviewed by the FBI here at the White House?
Sanders: Look, as you know, I’m not going to get into the details of anything on this case. If you have specific questions on that, you have to reach out to the special counsel.
Q: Is he frustrated by that?
Sanders: I haven’t spoken to him about that.
Q: When was the last time he spoke to Michael Flynn?
Sanders: I’m not sure.
Here is why Trump might be toast
I am not sure is the worst possible answer for this White House. It is possible that Trump was still talking to Mike Flynn after he had flipped and begun cooperating with the FBI. There is no one in the White House who has any control or oversight over Trump, so he could have been talking to Mike Flynn up until the day that Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI. The White House wouldn’t know about it, so it would have been impossible to protect Trump.
Whatever Trump told Flynn could have been going from his mouth to Robert Mueller’s ear.
The Special Counsel may have more information about Trump’s obstruction of justice than anyone could have imagined possible. It is not a coincidence that Trump leaned on Comey to end the Russia investigation two days after Mike Flynn met with the FBI. It doesn’t look good. In fact, it looks criminal. Robert Mueller has his motive for why Trump obstructed justice, and the idea that the White House has no idea when Trump last talked to Flynn suggested that the most powerful evidence may come from Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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