A federal judge has made a voicemail of Trump’s lawyer obstructing justice in the Michael Flynn case public.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in Washington ordered the government also to provide a public transcript of a November 2017 voice mail involving Flynn. In that sensitive call, President Trump’s attorney left a message for Flynn’s attorney reminding him of the president’s fondness for Flynn at a time when Flynn was considering cooperating with federal investigators.
The transcripts, which the judge ordered be posted on a court website by May 31, would reveal conversations at the center of two major avenues of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. So far they have been disclosed to the public only in fragments in court filings and the Mueller report.
Democrats are investigating Trump’s lawyers for obstruction of justice
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was already preparing subpoenas for Trump’s lawyers in relation to an investigation of their potential obstruction of justice. The voicemail that will be made public only adds to the evidence pile and the urgency of the congressional investigation. What has long been suspected appears to be true. Trump obstructed the Mueller investigation by having his lawyers tamper with witnesses and dangle pardons in exchange for their silence.
The efforts to protect this president include a yet unnamed member of Congress who contacted Mike Flynn and obstructed justice.
The investigation into the president’s behavior is anything, but case closed, as the information drip is slowing drowning Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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