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The Lawfare Podcast, Special Edition: A Person of Flynnterest

The Wall Street Journal this morning broke a major story: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump's former national security advisor, Gen. Michael Flynn, for allegedly plotting with Turkish officials to arrange the extrajudicial removal of Fethullah Gulen from the United States in exchange for a boatload of money.

The Russia Connection

Flynn Misled Pentagon Security Clearance Investigators on Russia Payments, Cummings Says

Hours after former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn indicated his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings has released a letter indicating that Flynn misled Pentagon security clearance investigators on his receipt of payments from the Kremlin-backed Russian television network RT.

The Russia Connection

Michael Flynn Declines to Comply with Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoena

Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has declined to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to obtain records of Flynn's communications with Russian officials and of his communications with the Trump campaign regarding Russia. Flynn's lawyers sent the below letter to SSCI Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner regarding Flynn's refusal to comply.

FBI Director James Comey

Another Bomb Drops: Initial Thoughts on Trump Asking Comey to Kill the Flynn Investigation

The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn—a story that dramatically raises the stakes on the question of whether Trump's pattern of behavior constitutes obstruction of justice.

The Russia Connection

Chaffetz Requests Broader DOJ IG Investigation, and Flynn Receives a Subpoena

Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz has requested that the Inspector General for the Department of Justice broaden the scope of an ongoing internal investigation into FBI Director James Comey's handing of the Clinton email investigation to include the circumstances surrounding Comey's dismissal. 

Donald Trump

Did Trump Tell Flynn to Talk to the Russian Ambassador—and Lie About It?

On Tuesday, during lunch at my desk, I watched a CNN roundtable which, though pretty hard on General Flynn, professed to be baffled as to what happened after Sally Yates went to the White House Counsel to warn that Flynn had been lying about his contacts with the Russian ambassador and that the Russians were aware of this. Why did it take seventeen days before Flynn was fired? Didn’t the president take these warnings seriously?

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