CNN: White House claims Obama admin approved Flynn calls with Russian ambassador

It’s entirely possible that the Obama people tried to get General Michael Flynn in trouble by telling him to do whatever he wanted to do regarding speaking with the Russian government.

Flynn had called out Obama as soft on Muslims. There was a seething hatred toward him by the Obama administration for criticizing their guy.

Excerpt from The Hill

The White House said on Friday that it was the Obama administration that authorized former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during President Trump’s transition, according to CNN.

Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Kislyak in the month before Trump took office, the first current or former Trump White House official brought down by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.

Court records indicate that his communications with Kislyak were directed by a Trump transition official, with multiple news outlets reporting that official was Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

“They are saying here at the White House that Flynn’s conversations with Sergey Kisylak were quote ‘authorized’ by the Obama administration,” CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said.

“We should point out, that is something that we have not heard before in terms of a defense from this White House,” he said.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

James Clapper, who served as the Director of National Intelligence under Obama, said that the claim that the Obama administration authorized Flynn’s contacts with Kislyak was “absurd,” adding that the administration was concerned by the communications at the time.

“That’s absurd. That’s absolutely absurd,” Clapper said on CNN.

“There was great concern at the time, not just with this particular contact, but with the violation of the principle that historically been followed of one president, one administration at a time,” he added. “So to say that we blessed it, or acquiesced it is a stretch.”

In a statement released shortly after he entered his guilty plea, Flynn acknowledged that he is cooperating with Mueller’s probe into Russian interference during last year’s election and any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

According to court documents, Flynn lied to investigators when he told them that he did not ask Kislyak to refrain from retaliating against U.S. sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in response to the Russian meddling.

Flynn also lied when he told the FBI that he did not lobby Kislyak to oppose or delay a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements, a resolution strongly condemned by Trump.

Flynn resigned from the Trump White House in February — just 24 days into office — after it was reported that he misled Vice President Pence and other officials about his contacts with Kislyak.

The White House sought to distance itself from Flynn on Friday, noting that he only served as Trump’s national security adviser for a few weeks and that he lied to Pence about his interactions with Kislyak in the same vein that he lied to the FBI.

It’s not surprising that fake news press would reach out to James Clapper for comment. He’s a Trump hating globalist who’s been after Trump throughout his term of office.

DEEP STATE LOYALIST JAMES CLAPPER.

General Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI

General Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Earlier this year he was relieved of his duties as National Security Adviser by President Trump for lying to Vice President Mike Pence.

The liberal press is promoting the idea that Trump and Pence will now be removed from office because Flynn has the goods on them and is “cooperating” with Special Counsel Mueller.

That issue is complex, but in a nutshell, it’s highly unlikely since as far as we know Flynn did nothing illegal upon the orders of Trump or anyone else.

Also, let’s remember that Flynn was Obama’s guy, appointed by Obama as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012.

BBC

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about meetings with Russia’s ambassador weeks before Donald Trump became president.

The charges were brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as part of his inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
Mr Flynn is the most senior member of the administration to be indicted.

He also revealed he was co-operating with Mr Mueller’s inquiry.
Significantly, a statement made by Mr Flynn to prosecutors appears to implicate a more senior, though unnamed, Trump team official – indicating the direction in which Mr Mueller’s investigation may be heading.

Numerous US media outlets said the senior official now under the spotlight is Jared Kushner – Mr Trump’s adviser and son-in-law.

The alt-right will not be sorry to see Kushner go. His duties have been throttled back for months now as he seems to be in over his head.

What happened in court?

Appearing in a federal court in Washington DC, he admitted to one count of knowingly making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements”.

According to an AFP reporter in court, the judge accepted Mr Flynn’s guilty plea and said he would not face trial.

Mr Flynn then issued a statement in which he said: “I recognise that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong and, through my faith in God, I am working to set things right”.

He said his plea and co-operation deal “reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country”. The retired Army lieutenant-general is unlikely to serve more than six months in prison.

The White House issued a statement saying that “nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr Flynn”. A presidential appearance in front of reporters was then cancelled.

As he was escorted from court by FBI agents, a handful of protesters shouted “criminal” and “lock him up”, echoing a chant he led against Hillary Clinton during the Republican party convention last year.

What are the charges?

Mr Flynn was forced to resign 23 days into his job in February, a month after he was questioned by the FBI for misleading the White House about meeting then Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the transition period, before Mr Trump took office.

Then, just over a week ago, US media said his legal team had told the president’s lawyers they could no longer discuss the case, prompting suggestions that he had begun co-operating with prosecutors.

It is not clear why he did not tell the truth to investigators. But it is illegal for a private US citizen, as Mr Flynn was during the transition, to conduct foreign affairs without the permission or involvement of the US government.

According to the charge sheet, Michael Flynn is accused of:
falsely telling FBI agents that on or about 29 December 2016 he did not ask Mr Kislyak to “refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day”

failing to recall that Mr Kislyak had later told him Russia was moderating its response to the sanctions as a result of his request

falsely saying that, on or about 22 December 2016, he did not ask Mr Kislyak to “delay the vote on or defeat a pending United Nations Security Council resolution”. The discussion came a day before the Obama administration decided not to veto a resolution asserting that Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory “had no legal validity”

making false statements about the Turkish government’s involvement and supervision of a project that his intelligence company was taking part in.

Mr Flynn is not the first former Trump official to be charged.

In October, Mr Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his business associate Rick Gates were accused of conspiring to defraud the US in dealings with Ukraine (both deny the charges). Another ex-aide, George Papadopoulos, has also pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents

Mueller and Comey also sent Martha Stewart to prison for lying to the FBI.

More shortly on this story, which will be developing in the days and weeks ahead.

McCain Finally Does Something Worthwhile, Tells Hillary to “shut up”

Senator John McCain, like many of us, must be suffering from Hillary fatigue. We’re tired of seeing her pop up in the news every day with some new ridiculous statement about Trump, Russia, or whatever.

Will she listen to John McCain and shut up? No, but it’s good that he told her to.

Excerpt from Newsweek

Senator John McCain says Hillary Clinton should not have published her book so soon after losing the 2016 election because it makes her look like she’s still campaigning and has nothing else to do.

“What’s the fucking point? Keep the fight up? History will judge that campaign, and it’s always a period of time before they do,” McCain told Esquire magazine in a long interview Monday. “You’ve got to move on. This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”

McCain, 81, spoke with the magazine about his recent cancer diagnosis and the mutual animosity between him and President Donald Trump. But he had sharp criticism for Clinton as well, arguing that the defeated Democratic candidate should have taken a page from his 2008 presidential run as a Republican against Barack Obama.

“One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: ‘I did the right thing! I did!’” He said. “The hardest thing to do is to just shut up.”

Clinton’s book What Happened was published at the beginning of September, less than a year after the election and seeks to explain why she lost.

During her book tour this fall, Clinton laid blame on Russia’s hack of her campaign’s emails: “Even if Russian interference made only a marginal difference,” Clinton said during a speech at Stanford University this October, “this election was won at the margins, in the Electoral College.”

The Atlantic Profiles Andrew Anglin in “The Making of an American Nazi”

Andrew Anglin, publisher of the Daily Stormer, is either completely nuts or he’s been smeared and libeled by The Atlantic.

A journalist named Luke O’Brien has put together the story of Andrew’s life or at least what he says is Andrew’s life.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Anglin responds.

The piece is too long for me to condense, so I’m going to excerpt around a thousand words out of what must be 10,000 words or more.

The excerpt covers part of Anglin’s high school days in Columbus, Ohio, where he was born and raised.

The Atlantic

When Anglin entered the Linworth Alternative Program, Columbus’s “hippie” high school, as a freshman in 1999, other students found him a quiet, insecure kid who craved attention and wanted to fit in. A declared atheist, he styled his reddish hair in dreadlocks and favored jeans with 50-inch leg openings. He often wore a hoodie with a large fuck racism patch on the back.

Anglin was one of only two vegans at Linworth, and before long he began dating the other, a brunette named Alison in the class ahead of him, whom he wooed by baking vegan cookies. She was a popular girl who introduced him to a diverse and edgy clique of kids. To them, Anglin seemed sweet and funny, if a little too eager to latch on to causes. Alison was deeply into animal rights. Suddenly, he was too.

He also got deeply into drugs, according to half a dozen people who knew him at the time. He did LSD at school or while wandering through the scenic Highbanks Metro Park, north of the city. He took ketamine, ate psychedelic mushrooms, and snorted cocaine on weekends. He chugged Robitussin, and “robo tripped” so much that he damaged his stomach and would vomit into trash cans at school.

At home, Anglin spent hours in his parents’ basement downloading music and visiting early Flash-animation sites. According to Cameron Loomis, a former friend, Anglin’s favorite online destination was Rotten.com, which collected images of mangled corpses, deformities, and sexual perversions.

Anglin set up his own website, for a fake record label called “Andy Sucks! Records” that he used to dupe bands into sending him demo tapes. Here, his leftist leanings were on full display: He wrote posts encouraging people to send the Westboro Baptist Church death threats from untraceable accounts, and he mocked the Ku Klux Klan and other racist organizations. He wasn’t so different, back then, from the antifascist activists who would one day protest outside his dad’s office.

But people who knew Anglin in high school told me that, for reasons that were unclear, his behavior became erratic and frightening sometime around the beginning of his sophomore year at Linworth. Visitors to his house saw holes in his bedroom walls, and they knew that when he was upset, he would smash his head into things. Several recall an episode at a party: Anglin burst out crying after Alison drunkenly kissed someone else, then ran outside and bashed his head on the sidewalk over and over.

He harmed himself in other ways, too. He tried to tattoo the name of his favorite band, Modest Mouse, on his upper arm but gave up after two and a half letters, leaving him with moi etched on his skin. He stretched his earlobes by jamming thick marker caps into piercing holes until they dripped blood. He claimed to feel no pain and used lighters to melt the flesh on the inside of his forearms. He provoked people into assaulting him but never fought back, instead laughing as the blows fell. Two kids beat him into a gutter once. Anglin just lay there until they stopped, out of pity and confusion.

Former friends recall that Anglin’s parents seemed blind to their son’s alarming behavior. And while he could be tender toward his younger siblings, Chelsey and Mitch, and loyal to his friends, he also had a sadistic side. Alison (who asked that her last name be withheld from this article) told me that during Anglin’s sophomore year, she called him, distraught: She said she’d passed out at a party and been raped by a friend’s older brother. She needed compassion and support, but Anglin just laughed and broke up with her.

“You’re a slut,” she remembers him saying.

Several girls Anglin had gotten to know at another high school began calling her house at all hours of the night, according to Alison and other sources. “You deserved it,” they’d say. “You slut.” Alison says the abuse went on for weeks, as Anglin showed friends a video he’d made of them having sex.

After the breakup, Dan Newman, another friend at the time, remembers Anglin once bashing his head into the walls of his bedroom in such a frenzy that his mother had to call the police. Several classmates told me that Anglin didn’t date again in high school and sometimes tried to kiss other boys, including one black student he especially liked. Whether this behavior was authentic experimentation or just for shock value, it’s notable in light of the extreme homophobia Anglin has since expressed on The Daily Stormer and elsewhere. He has advocated, for instance, throwing gays off buildings, isis-style.

The time that Anglin spent in the Philippines pursuing Filipina girls is equally as interesting as his high school years. According to O’Brien, Anglin had a conspiracy website modeled after Alex Jones while he lived there. His behavior was also erratic, as at one point he disappeared into the jungle for months in pursuit of what he considered to be life in paradise.

As I’m finishing up this post I don’t see anything posted on the Daily Stormer responding to this mini-biography.

Anglin is supposed to be in court in December to answer Tanya Gersh’s lawsuit. Her attorneys will have the opportunity to ask Anglin relevant questions.

His answers will hopefully pull back the layers of mystery surrounding him.

Bombshell Tucker Whistleblower Video: Podestas, Clintons, et. al. Implicated in Russian Collusion

Manafort was working for the Podesta group on behalf of Russian interests.

Cankles is pooping in her Depends tonight.

Enjoy!

Winning! Alt-Right Twitter Exploding Over Hillary’s Involvement in Trump Dossier

Although Donald Trump hasn’t weighed in yet on the news (see previous post below) tying the Democrat establishment to the Trump dossier smear job last year, the alt-right has taken to Twitter to put the story at the top of the trending list.

Hillary, Obama, Comey, Podesta, McCain–they’re all implicated. The joy on Twitter is so thick that you can cut it with a knife.

I’ve tried to put together Tweets that show where this story is going over the next months.

Next step: Solve the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was probably murdered because he knew too much.

Mueller Investigating Clinton Crony, Pizzagate Suspect (((Tony Podesta)))

TONY PODESTA. ALLEGEDLY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence on the 2016 election, is a clever swamp creature.

Now that he’s expanded his investigation to Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, he can crow to the sheeple, “See, I’m bipartisan. I wasn’t biased against Donald Trump.”

He can say that as he walks Trump up the steps to the gallows.

He probably doesn’t even need to push for an indictment of Podesta. Just the investigation is enough to make Mueller look like Mr. Clean. If he does use Podesta as a sacrificial lamb, it’s icing on the cake.

Excerpt from NBC News

WASHINGTON — Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.

The probe of Podesta and his Democratic-leaning lobbying firm grew out of Mueller’s inquiry into the finances of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to the sources. As special counsel, Mueller has been tasked with investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Manafort had organized a public relations campaign for a non-profit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU). Podesta’s company was one of many firms that worked on the campaign, which promoted Ukraine’s image in the West.

The sources said the investigation into Podesta and his company began as more of a fact-finding mission about the ECMU and Manafort’s role in the campaign, but has now morphed into a criminal inquiry into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA.

Under FARA, people who lobby on behalf of foreign governments, leaders or political parties must file detailed disclosures about their spending and activities with the Justice Department. Willful failure to file the forms is a felony and can result in up to five years in prison, though such prosecutions are rare.

If Mueller were truly an aggressive prosecutor, he would be trying to get at the facts relating to the Podesta’s involvement in the Washington D.C. pedophile ring that was the subject of the Pizzagate theory last year.