Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, often looks at things differently from most people. And last night was no exception.
After reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing report on former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Meadows reached a conclusion that was shared by almost no other intelligent person. The sentencing report, he said, was “good news for President Trump” because “there is no mention of collusion.”
Special Counsel Bob Mueller has slowly been disclosing a very broad and extensive pattern of deception by Donald Trump’s aides and associates, according to the Associated Press. Seemingly everyone involved tried to cover up Russian contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition period, the AP reported.
On the surface it appears that Donald Trump is winning. He has a unique ability to dominate news cycles and absorb all of the media’s attention through his brash public statements and his tweet storms.
"I believe high-level Trump associates, including potentially the president himself, are in increasing legal jeopardy. That's because insiders have turned on them."
Trump will try to paint Flynn as a liar, but it'll be a tough sell given all the praise he has heaped on the ex-national security adviser.
Distracting from the increasingly damning Russia scandal by touting a tax scam that will eviscerate the middle-class probably isn't a good strategy.
It's becoming increasingly hard to believe that Trump had no idea what some of his closest advisers were up to with respect to Russia.
Federal investigators probing the lobbying work of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn are focused in part on the role of Bijan Kian, Flynn’s former business partner, according to a person interviewed by the FBI.
The Trump administration is in for a rude awakening if they think the American public will believe the president over James Comey.
Flynn needs to hand over every last shred of paperwork relevant to this probe, not hand over a few to give off the impression that he is being transparent.
The Russians tried to take advantage of the fact that Trump is easily influenced by those around him and has no core convictions.
The New York Times just added fuel to the raging dumpster fire threatening to take down this White House.
The bipartisan move by the Senate Intelligence Committee to force Flynn to hand over all records related to Russia suggests that they are unfazed by Trump's firing of James Comey.
Maddow said Trump's move to distract from the Sally Yates hearing was the most "cynical" thing she has seen in politics in "many, many years."
"The White House should be going through a full lifestyle polygraph to determine was Michael Flynn just an individual liar or did he have accomplices?"
Not only did Yates best the White House and its GOP allies on the facts, but she also destroyed them on the optics, which may be even more important to the former reality star president.
"Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council."
"If you want to turn this president to stone, ask him about Mike Flynn."
"This White House has made a decision that they will produce absolutely nothing. I've not seen this before, and it sets a very dangerous precedent."