Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

Flynn told Donald McGahn, the chief lawyer for the Trump transition team, about the federal investigation into his Turkey dealings on January 4, weeks before Trump removed him from his national security post, the Times reported.

But Flynn apparently gave indications that he is not going to turn on Trump. In fact, two days after his election, Trump traveled to Washington to meet with then-President Barack Obama - a meeting in which Obama cautioned Trump away from naming Flynn as his national security adviser. At the time, Vice President-elect Mike Pence told CBS's "Face the Nation" that there was no contact between the Trump team and Russian officials during the election campaign.

But Trump doesn't just hope that Flynn will beat the rap.

Citing a different source, the Daily Beast's report states Flynn would have preferred to have been nominated as Director of National Intelligence or Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Meanwhile, Trump reportedly regrets firing Flynn and is passing him "warm messages" through his staff, as one does to the person foreboding your impeachment.

The revelation follows news last night that the U.S. Department of Justice named former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller to head a probe into allegations that Russian Federation interfered in last year's presidential elections and any ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Democrats described the president's alleged action as an obstruction of justice, with some even calling for Trump to be impeached.

CNN also reported White House lawyers started preparing for possibility of Trump's impeachment.

On its face, it makes zero sense. "Trump's showing the media that they can't control him". And he is quick to blame others for problems within his administration.

With Flynn, it's a different story.

On Thursday, Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history and denied allegations of collusion.

Trump ignored Obama's warning and hired Flynn as his national security adviser anyway, but it didn't take long until it became obvious that it was not such a good idea.

One more Flynn tidbit has dropped (so far). Trump is someone who prizes loyalty above all else.

Michael Ledeen, an associate of Flynn, told the website that the retired general was reluctant to join the Trump administration.

Prioritizing loyalty and military service is, of course, Trump's right.

Flynn went on to say the Trump administration would revisit the sanctions imposed since Russian Federation annexed Crimea in 2014, the sources said, and Putin followed his advice, announcing the next day that he would not retaliate. Everyone sees that. Everyone, it seems, except Trump.

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