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BOMBSHELL: Yates says Obama initiated the Flynn investigation


TownhallNewly released documents from the Department of Justice show President Obama informed former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates of a phone call between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016. He did so in the Oval Office.

"Yates first learned of the December 2016 calls between [LTG Michael] Flynn and [Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey] Kislyak on January 5, 2017, while in the Oval Office. Yates, along with then FBI-Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were at the White House to brief members of the Obama Administration on the classified Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian Activities in Recent U.S Elections. President Obama was joined by his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and others from the National Security Council," the document states.

"After the briefing, Obama dismissed the group but asked Yates and Comey to stay behind. Obama started by saying he had 'learned of the information about Flynn' and his conversation with Kislyak about sanctions. Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter, but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently, given the information. At that point, Yates had no idea what the President was talking about, but figured it out based on the conversation. Yates recalled Comey mentioning the Logan Act, but can't recall if he specified there was an 'investigation,'" it continues.

This appears to be the January 5th meeting about which Susan Rice wrote her "by the book" memo-to-self. Despite Rice's attempted ass-covering, this puts Obama right in the crosshairs of whoever is investigating the Flynn case.

Remember the timing. This meeting came right after the FBI had already decided to close their Flynn investigation based on other (baseless) allegations. Strzok had to intervene to keep it open, saying his bosses were interested in the case. And his bosses -- Comey and Obama, at a minimum -- were in that meeting.

To be fair, Obama said he didn't want any more information about the case. But to me that sounds more like a mafia don than a President. It has that sort of vibe: I don't know what you are going to do to solve this problem for me, and I don't want to know. I just want it solved. Never speak of it to me again.

For bonus relevancy to this election: Biden was also there.

This entry was published Thu May 07 19:59:49 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-05-07 20:11:55.0. [Tweet]

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