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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:31 PM

Senior White House official: Trump "feels sorry for Flynn"

Source: CNN




December 1, 2017 4:06pm EST

From CNN's Jim Acosta

A senior White House official said the President Trump has been briefed on the legal situation with Michael Flynn. The senior official said the president is feeling "no anxiety" about the situation. "There is no anxiety with Flynn and about what he might say."

The President "feels sorry for Flynn... I think he likes Flynn," this official said, adding the Trump is "thinking about Flynn and his family."

The official said it's not accurate that Jared Kushner directed Flynn to talk to the Russian ambassador. This official said there were "fulsome discussions with the entire group" about Flynn's conversation with the ambassador, adding that multiple transition officials were involved in the decision.

This official defended Flynn's conversations and claimed the Obama White House knew about the discussions. "None of the conversations were improper and were authorized by the Obama administration," the official said, noting that the Trump team did have a different view on Russian sanctions than the outgoing Obama administration.

CNN is reaching out to former Obama officials for comment.

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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/politics/michael-flynn-latest/index.html

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Reply Senior White House official: Trump "feels sorry for Flynn" (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2017 OP
CatMor Dec 2017 #1
Pachamama Dec 2017 #12
forgotmylogin Dec 2017 #16
CatMor Dec 2017 #18
Rollo Dec 2017 #28
hibbing Dec 2017 #2
lagomorph777 Dec 2017 #3
asiliveandbreathe Dec 2017 #4
PatSeg Dec 2017 #5
Midnight Writer Dec 2017 #6
Pachamama Dec 2017 #13
bucolic_frolic Dec 2017 #7
BumRushDaShow Dec 2017 #8
C Moon Dec 2017 #10
BumRushDaShow Dec 2017 #14
COLGATE4 Dec 2017 #9
angstlessk Dec 2017 #11
BumRushDaShow Dec 2017 #17
mdbl Dec 2017 #29
BumRushDaShow Dec 2017 #31
Ilsa Dec 2017 #20
tavernier Dec 2017 #15
BigmanPigman Dec 2017 #19
Judi Lynn Dec 2017 #21
Rollo Dec 2017 #27
workinclasszero Dec 2017 #22
pbmus Dec 2017 #23
olddad56 Dec 2017 #24
JoFerret Dec 2017 #25
mdbl Dec 2017 #30
3catwoman3 Dec 2017 #26

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:34 PM

1. Trump is so transparent...

he thinks Flynn will not implicate him if he feels sorry for him and likes him. So obvious what trump is up to.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:14 PM

12. Reminds me of Nixon the tapes reminding his employees to "keep the faith"...

Message is loud and clear....

Trump is transparent and its all going to fall apart for him soon....

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Response to CatMor (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:29 PM

16. "I feel sorry for you" is probably code for

"perjure your ass off, I'll pardon you if it doesn't reach me."

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:33 PM

18. Exactly

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 12:41 AM

28. Presactly...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:34 PM

2. Spin it baby, spin it

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:35 PM

3. That's hilariously sad.

I suppose Deplorables might buy it, but the the Reality-Based Community? I don't think so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:38 PM

4. From Watergate...oh so long ago - yet, clearly on the minds of many today....NO Anxiety - riiiight..

In the aftermath of Richard Nixon’s resignation, Watergate continued to claim victims.
The final toll included:

one presidential resignation
one vice-presidential resignation – although Agnew’s crimes were unrelated to Watergate

40 government officials indicted or jailed - (my affect 40-40-40-40-40)

H.R. Haldeman and John Erlichman (White House staff), resigned 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed

John Dean (White House legal counsel), sacked 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed

John Mitchell, Attorney-General and Chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), jailed

Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy (ex-White House staff), planned the Watergate break-in, both jailed

Charles Colson, special counsel to the President, jailed

James McCord (Security Director of CREEP), jailed

This is just the tip of the Mueller Iceberg -

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:42 PM

5. Yeah well,

don't waste your sympathy on Flynn, Donald. You're going to need it for yourself and your family very soon. AND Flynn isn't going to give a rat's ass about you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:45 PM

6. If you start feeling any sympathy for Flynn, just picture him leading chants of "Lock Her Up!".

This SOB was willing to use his position of power to harass and persecute his perceived enemies.

This SOB was willing to use his position of trust to deal underhandedly with enemies of our nation.

This SOB was willing to use his position of authority to enrich himself by betraying his country.

Screw him and the horse he rode in on.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:16 PM

13. No sympathy for Flynn....he will go down in history for what he was: A Traitor to his Nation

What will at least keep his family from debt and destruction, will be Flynn revealing the other TRAITORS that need to be LOCKED UP!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 05:59 PM

7. "Lock her up!" Boomerang Projection

Duck! If you still can!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:00 PM

8. "multiple transition officials were involved in the decision."

More people to indict?

Do these people not realize that there was a SITTING President in office while all of this was going on? "Winning an election" does not automatically = "Now in charge". That part doesn't happen until AFTER the inauguration, when all the i's are dotted and t's crossed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:09 PM

10. That's something Putin must have overlooked.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:23 PM

14. Apparently.

And it's interesting that right after the election, Pence booted Crispy Creme out as head of the "transition" and took over himself, in the manner of Darth Cheney. So all these "transition" activities had to have been run by Pence. And as another sidenote, Crispy used to be a U.S. Attorney and might have thwarted the efforts of this Russian cabal, so out he went.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:06 PM

9. Reminds me of the nasty retort we had as teenagers

"Feel for you but I can't reach you".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:10 PM

11. WTF is this????

the Obama White House knew about the discussions. "None of the conversations were improper and were authorized by the Obama administration

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:32 PM

17. ODS

See Sally Yates. Many many tweets on this now but I thought this one summed it up nicely -




TEXT
Alternative NOAA @altNOAA

WH trying to spin Flynn as "former Obama official".
Let's jump in the way back machine, here is what happened: Obama fired Flynn. Sally Yates tried to warn Trump about Flynn. Trump didn't listen to Yates. Instead Trump FIRED Sally Yates, and gave Flynn a cabinet post. #facts
4:35 PM - Dec 1, 2017

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 08:11 AM

29. Very succinct

Great Tweet.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 08:44 AM

31. And regarding Sally Yates

IIRC at and around the time of her testimony, it was noted that Drumpf was warned at least 2 times. The Drumpf lackeys are trying to assert that since Flynn's security clearance had been renewed in 2016, that he was somehow still in the Obama administration, and he was NOT. Former employees - notably those who were once in the military like Flynn - may work in private sector positions that involve working/interacting with feds and thus they might require a clearance. At the time of the renewal, he had not been charged with doing anything illegal but it has since been discovered that he apparently had done something wrong - e.g., not registering as a foreign agent.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:39 PM

20. Clapper said that is BS and makes no sense.

Didn't use that term, but made it clear that the Logan Act violation was all on the trump team. Why would they agree that it was okay when they had just imposed sanctions?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:28 PM

15. Yes, because trump has such a soft heart,

filled with the milk of human kindness.



Mmmm, almost got that out with a straight face.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:37 PM

19. Bullshit!

He is not the Grinch whose "heart grew three sizes that day". The fucking moron only jas feelings for himself...always has and always will.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:01 PM

21. "Trump is thinking..." Not likely.That head doesn't function outside eating, making horrible sounds.

It can shape its sloppy lips to form a long tube, and roll its ugly eyes.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 12:33 AM

27. Two peas in a pod...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:13 PM

22. Trump can cheer him up

 

when they are sharing the same jail cell.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:07 PM

23. Fuckin Con...

v

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:12 PM

24. this story is obviously bullshit, Trump doesn't have feelings

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:25 PM

25. Unreal

The trumpoid feels sorry for no one but himself.
He is incapable of empathy and feels nothing except self-pity.

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Response to JoFerret (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 08:12 AM

30. Very True.

He is too narcissistic to feel for anyone but himself.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 12:11 AM

26. "This official said there were "fulsome discussions with the entire group"

...about Flynn's conversation."

Fulsome seems to be an appropriate adjective, altho the official who used it apparently doesn't know what it means:

FULSOME:
1. offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive/ overdone or gross
2. disgusting; sickening; repulsive
3. excessively or insincerely lavish

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