Sally Yates warned Trump that Flynn was lying — Did he even listen?

“Here’s a man I can really trust”

❝ The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.

The message, delivered by Sally Q. Yates and a senior career national security official to the White House counsel, was prompted by concerns that ­Flynn, when asked about his calls and texts with the Russian diplomat, had told Vice ­President-elect Mike Pence and others that he had not discussed the Obama administration sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 election, the officials said….

When Yates advised Trump his Muslim Ban was unconstitutional – he fired her. Apparently he then ignored her info on Flynn, as well, since he went ahead with Flynn’s appointment as National Security Advisor.

Flynn resigned Monday night in the wake of revelations about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

❝ Current and former officials said that although they believed that Pence was misled about the contents of Flynn’s communications with the Russian ambassador, they couldn’t rule out that Flynn was acting with the knowledge of others in the transition.

Are we to believe the Big Boy himself had no idea of Flynn’s flouting of law? Provided no guidance to Flynn’s statements to Putin guaranteeing removal of Obama’s sanctions over Russian electoral hacking?

Wait a minute. I have to put on my Wellies.

6 thoughts on “Sally Yates warned Trump that Flynn was lying — Did he even listen?

  1. Nichevo says:

    “A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, newly released documents show.” (12/14/16) “Beyond Flynn, other ties bind the White House to the Kremlin”

  2. Night and Fog says:

    “Flynn Discussed Potentially Illegal Extradition of US Citizen” “It appears that, in addition to legally questionable conversations with Russian ambassadors, Michael Flynn also proposed violating the United States Constitution because a foreign interest bankrolling him wanted something bad enough they’d potentially attempt to circumvent the U.S. extradition process.
    Did the Trump Transition Team – lead by Vice President Mike Pence – bother to do any vetting before they handed Flynn the keys to our national security? More importantly, why did they not take action against Flynn knowing he was acting on behalf of Turkey’s financial interests (since they were informed multiple times)?” See also

  3. Update says:

    “The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry.”
    Letters detailing how Sally Yates was blocked from testifying on Russia @

  4. Trimethylaminuria says:

    “House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House” (NPR 9/13/17) “Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn may have lobbied on behalf of a vast foreign deal to build a fleet of nuclear reactors across the Middle East as he was serving as national security adviser, according to new documents out Wednesday. Two top House Democrats raised the question about Flynn’s use of his office in a letter they sent to a pair of business leaders with whom Flynn worked on the project. See letter @ EEC E.Engel to ACU Re.Flynn_Redacted.FINAL_.pdf (click footnotes to open)
    “Michael Flynn, Russia and a Grand Scheme to Build Nuclear Power Plants in Saudi Arabia and the Arab World” (Newsweek 6/9/17)

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