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Fri Mar 12, 2021, 08:31 PM

Army reviewing investigation into Michael Flynn's dealings with Russia, foreign firm

The Defense Departmentís internal watchdog has concluded a long-delayed investigation into Michael Flynn, defense officials said Friday, sending its findings to the Army in a case that could bring tens of thousands of dollars in financial penalties for former president Donald Trumpís first national security adviser.

The investigation focuses on Flynnís acceptance of money from Russian and Turkish interests before joining the Trump administration, a potential violation of the Constitutionís emoluments clause. With few exceptions, U.S. officials, including retired service members like Flynn, are prohibited from accepting money or gifts from foreign governments. Flynn retired from the Army as a three-star general in 2014.

The inspector generalís investigation, opened in April 2017, was put on hold for more than three years amid a broader scandal that included a criminal investigation of Flynn by the Justice Department ó part of what would become the investigation of Trumpís first presidential campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election led by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III.

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After Trumpís pardon, the Justice Department gave approval for the Defense Department inspector generalís office to resume its investigation, said Dwrena K. Allen, a spokeswoman for acting inspector general Sean OíDonnell. The watchdogís office closed its investigation one week after the Biden administration took office and forwarded its findings to the Army.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/michael-flynn-investigation-russia-turkey/2021/03/12/3492549a-8366-11eb-bb5a-ad9a91faa4ef_story.html

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Reply Army reviewing investigation into Michael Flynn's dealings with Russia, foreign firm (Original post)
AZProgressive Mar 12 OP
Faux pas Mar 12 #1
Wounded Bear Mar 12 #2
malaise Mar 12 #3
BigmanPigman Mar 12 #16
Baked Potato Mar 12 #4
empedocles Mar 12 #9
marble falls Mar 12 #5
WA-03 Democrat Mar 12 #6
DashOneBravo Mar 12 #7
MagickMuffin Mar 12 #8
hedda_foil Mar 12 #11
iluvtennis Mar 12 #13
crickets Mar 12 #10
BarbD Mar 12 #15
crickets Mar 12 #17
mackdaddy Mar 12 #12
TNNurse Mar 12 #14
crickets Mar 12 #19
monkeyman1 Mar 12 #18
Hekate Mar 12 #20

Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 08:36 PM

1. Kickin'

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 08:41 PM

2. Was wondering if he was in jeopardy...

glad to see this. We need to root out all of the Russian ties to former associates to the Former Guy.

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 08:43 PM

3. Lock him up

RFN!

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:21 PM

16. Stone and Flynn can NOT stay out of trouble.

They have been given a zillion opportunities and finally were pardoned. I think they subconsciously want to get busted. What else would explain such behavior from two people who KNOW better.

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 08:47 PM

4. Something really stinks with this guy.

He has crossed many lines a decorated soldier should never be near.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 09:14 PM

9. 'Many lines'. Some of them may be very serious

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 08:49 PM

5. Oh gee! And all out of pardons.

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 09:01 PM

6. Flynn's goose was cooked long ago

Looking forward to seeing it served up on a plate.

Treasonous McBastard

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 09:02 PM

7. Good

K&R

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 09:04 PM

8. Finally: LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP!!!



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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 10:24 PM

11. "A lawyer for Flynn, Sidney Powell, did not respond to requests for comment."

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 10:44 PM

13. Love that photo. nt

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 09:39 PM

10. GOOD. Go get him.

I have no idea why this of all songs started playing in my head as I read, but ...


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Response to crickets (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:07 PM

15. Oh yeah! Glad someone else has an uncontrollable jukebox in their head.

My kids loved Splish splash I was takin' a bath.....

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Response to BarbD (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:22 PM

17. Glad to know it's not just me!

I love Splish Splash too. Beyond the Sea is another goodie.

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 10:44 PM

12. Recall him into the service, and Bust him down to Private

and then give him a dishonorable discharge.

Finally blow up his pension. Traitorous Asshole.

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Response to mackdaddy (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 10:50 PM

14. Recall him and then Court Martial him.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:23 PM

19. +1

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:23 PM

18. firing squad on the ready . only fitting . make trump watch & say next !

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Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:26 PM

20. Delicious

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