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Michael Flynn's family members file $75M lawsuit against CNN over QAnon video - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Two family members of Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's short-lived national security adviser turned conspiracy-theory firebrand, filed a $75 million lawsuit Thursday against CNN, accusing the cable network of besmirching their reputations.

Michael Flynn's family members file $75M lawsuit against CNN over QAnon video - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism

This comes in response to CNN's accurate reporting on the Flynn family's recitation of a far-right, QAnon-associated pledge called "Oath of the Digital Soldier," which Flynn posted to Twitter last July 4. This article first appeared in Salon. Jack Flynn and his wife Leslie — Michael Flynn's brother and sister-in-law — claim in the 20-page lawsuit that CNN tarnished their reputation by reporting that the Flynn family recited the pledge, which featured the infamous QAnon slogan, "Where we go one, we go all" (often rendered on the internet as "WWG1WGA"). "Plaintiffs are not followers or supporters of any extremist or terrorist groups, including QAnon," the lawsuit continues. CNN goes inside a gathering of QAnon followers This article first appeared in Salon. In His Mike Flynn Opinion, Emmet Sullivan Made a Finding of Fact Against Billy Barr's New Reality. Why Trump’s Primary Motivation in Pardoning Michael Flynn Was to Protect Himself.

— from Alternet When President Donald Trump announced, on Wednesday afternoon, November 25, that he was granting former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn a presidential pardon, many of Trump's critics were appalled but not surprised.

Why Trump’s Primary Motivation in Pardoning Michael Flynn Was to Protect Himself

Trump also pardoned long-time ally and GOP operative Roger Stone, and many Trump critics believe that a pardon for his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — who is now serving time in federal prison — is almost certain. Appeals panel in Flynn case seems poised to give Justice Department dismissal request the heave-ho. Henderson reminded Flynn's lawyer that Sullivan was under no legal obligation to simply acquiesce to the Justice Department's motion that the charges against Flynn be dropped.

Appeals panel in Flynn case seems poised to give Justice Department dismissal request the heave-ho

"You also know courts have said [Sullivan's] not a ‘mere rubber stamp’ either. There’s nothing wrong with him holding a hearing — there’s no authority I know of that says he can’t hold a hearing.” 'Everything about this is irregular': Ex-judge tapped to review Flynn case blasts Trump DOJ. Gleeson is recommending that the judge overseeing the case, U.S.

'Everything about this is irregular': Ex-judge tapped to review Flynn case blasts Trump DOJ

District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, instead proceed to sentence the former Trump national security adviser on the false-statement charge he admitted to two-and-a-half years ago — and later rescinded. The Flynn saga is one of the highest-profile remaining legal matters facing Trump allies. It could drive up pressure on the president to pardon Flynn or commute his sentence in the heat of his reelection campaign.

"The facts surrounding the filing of the Government's motion constitute clear evidence of gross prosecutorial abuse. They reveal an unconvincing effort to disguise as legitimate a decision to dismiss that is based solely on the fact that Flynn is a political ally of President Trump," Gleeson wrote in a filing Wednesday with Sullivan, who formally tapped Gleeson to weigh in as a friend of the court. “Everything about this is irregular,” Gleeson wrote. If the D.C. Trump team declassifies memo showing Obama officials had deep concerns Flynn was a foreign agent.

The declassified portion can be found at Politico: “Director Comey affirmed that he is proceeding ‘by the book’ as it relates to law enforcement.

Trump team declassifies memo showing Obama officials had deep concerns Flynn was a foreign agent

From a national security perspective, Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information. New Flynn Prosecution Documents Reveal Corruption in Russiagate Investigations. Gen.

New Flynn Prosecution Documents Reveal Corruption in Russiagate Investigations

Judge in Michael Flynn case throws a new curve ball — and suggests the Trump ally may have committed perjury. Michael Flynn: Filing error adds to twists of criminal case reversal. The bombshell court filing was signed only by interim DC US attorney Timothy Shea, a political appointee who used the court identity number of his ousted predecessor Jesse Liu.

Michael Flynn: Filing error adds to twists of criminal case reversal

The incorrect ID number is a technical error that may need to be fixed before the judge weighs in. Shea's filing on Thursday -- undoing more than two years of work from special counsel Robert Mueller's team and his own office's work on the case -- shocked lawyers across the country, who alleged the undermining of the rule of law for President Donald Trump's political gain. Michael Flynn admitted meeting with Putin, may seriously need that new lawyer. In May, Flynn dismissed the legal team that had nursed him through the Russia investigation and gotten him off with a single charge of lying to the FBI—a charge that was unlikely to lead to a single day in jail.

Michael Flynn admitted meeting with Putin, may seriously need that new lawyer

Flynn replaced his legal team with Fox “legal expert” and conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell. Since then, Powell has been making moves toward extracting Flynn from his cooperation agreement with the government, with the apparent intention of reversing his guilty plea. Republicans, including Trump, have continued to claim that Flynn was in some way framed or forced into testifying to Robert Mueller’s team, and Powell continued that narrative in an email this week, calling Flynn a “great man” who is being “smeared” by Democrats. But Flynn was none too subtle about his efforts to help Turkish dictator Recep Erdoğan, including writing an op-ed supporting the expulsion of U.S. resident cleric Fethullah Gülen.

Judge Makes Michael Flynn Plead Guilty Again. 'You sold your country out!' Judge delivers scathing smackdown of Michael Flynn during sentencing. - The Washington Post. Michael Flynn’s sentencing memo is a puzzle — but the clues look bad for Donald Trump. Of all the cooperators in Robert Mueller's investigation, the one who has been quietest through the whole thing is former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Michael Flynn’s sentencing memo is a puzzle — but the clues look bad for Donald Trump

It's rather unexpected considering his rash statements during the campaign, tweeting conspiracy theories and leading chants of "Lock her up! " at the GOP convention. Everything pointed to him being more like Roger Stone or Jerome Corsi than the disciplined military officer he presumably was before he got bitten by the right-wing activist bug. Not that Flynn has had an awakening on that count. His one foray back into the political scene was to campaign last March for a Republican named Omar Navarro, the longshot opponent to Rep. That was smart and it paid off. Apparently, Flynn impressed Mueller's office with the depth and breadth of his cooperation, particularly since he sang very early in the process and the information he provided was vital in convincing others to come clean as well. Trump finally turns on the formerly ‘wonderful man’ Michael Flynn.

A timeline of Trump's comments on Flynn President Trump has a history of defending his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump finally turns on the formerly ‘wonderful man’ Michael Flynn

(The Washington Post) Ever since Michael Flynn left the White House after a mere 24 days as national security adviser, the relationship between him and President Trump has been one of the most intriguing and potentially important factors in the Russia scandal. Nearly a month ago, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, a plea that was part of a deal to cooperate with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. ‘Good to go’: Top Trump aide Michael Flynn gave inaugural day ok to nuclear plan involving Russia. The Trump Team Definitely Colluded With a Foreign Power—Just Not the One You Think. Friday’s indictment of former national-security adviser Michael Flynn has confirmed that Donald Trump’s inner circle colluded with a foreign power before entering the White House—just not the foreign power that has been the subject of our national fixation for the past year.

To be sure, the jury is still out on Russia, though there are new grounds for questioning the case for a plot tying the Kremlin to Trump Tower. But with Flynn’s plea, we can now say for certain that the Trump team did collude—with Israel. To recap, Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his conversations with then–Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the period after Trump’s November 2016 victory.

As Foreign Policy previously reported, Flynn reached out to Kislyak as part of “a vigorous diplomatic bid” to undermine President Obama’s decision to allow a December 2016 Security Council resolution condemning illegal Israeli settlement building in the Occupied Territories. Trump lawyer John Dowd wears red shirt since client couldn't have admitted to obstruction of justice. Flynn hoping to woo FBI with Williams Sonoma holiday gift basket. PENTAGON — Amid a wave of sexual assault allegations emerging in both politics and the entertainment industry, 12 Air Force budget analysts have come forward and accused the F-35 of assault on the Pentagon’s budget, Duffel Blog has learned.

“I did not consent to a $40 million Pitot tube,” Airman First Class Jerome Roberts said. “But when I opened up my spreadsheet the next day, there it was, signed off by every four-star general in the Air Force.” The accusations have sent shockwaves through the airplane’s development cycle, and its Netflix show has already been cancelled. The plane itself, however, will be allowed to keep the $1.5 trillion it has accrued over its career, and currently no charges have been filed. “The F-35 asked me if I wanted to watch while it vectored its thrust,” said Technical Sgt.

“When the F-35 offered to not strangle its pilots only if I rubbed its radar array, I tried to stand up for myself,” Reynolds said. Michael Flynn's Russia Timeline. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Special Counsel’s Office announced on Dec. 1. In his plea agreement, Flynn admitted he lied to FBI agents about two discussions he had with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in December 2016 when Flynn was still a private citizen and before Trump took office.

The Flynn Plea: A Quick and Dirty Analysis. The news that former national security adviser Michael Flynn has reached a cooperation and plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller could not come as less of a surprise. Reports of Flynn’s bizarre behavior across a wide spectrum of areas began trickling out even before his tenure as national security adviser ended after only 24 days. These behaviors raised a raft of substantial criminal law questions that have been a matter of open speculation and reporting for months.

His problems include, among other things, an alleged kidnapping plot, a plan to build nuclear power plants all over the Middle East, alleged violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) involving at least two different countries, and apparent false statements to the FBI. In light of the scope and range of the activity that reputable news organizations have attributed to Flynn, it is no surprise that he has agreed to cooperate with Mueller in exchange for leniency. What Flynn Admits What It All Means. Michael Flynn to Plead Guilty to Lying to FBI. (Optional Musical Accompaniment To This Post) It’s almost enough to make me wake up and check my watch-pocket to see if ZuZu’s petals are there. ‘He knows something really significant’: Ex-Watergate prosecutor says Flynn must have busted Trump or his family members.

Why is Donald Trump resisting the Russian hack findings? Michael Flynn may hold the answer. In anticipation of the release of a report commissioned by President Obama, the top brass of the United States intelligence community appeared before Congress on Thursday to testify that the Russian government interfered in the election campaign last year.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declared, “This was a multifaceted campaign. U.S. Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications. As part of intelligence operations being conducted against the United States for the last seven months, at least one Western European ally intercepted a series of communications before the inauguration between advisers associated with President Donald Trump and Russian government officials, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation. The controversy over Sally Yates’s planned testimony before Congress, explained. Sally Yates Will Not Be Silenced on Russia. Flynn’s Public Offer to Testify for Immunity Suggests He May Have Nothing to Say.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn told the FBI and Congress that he is willing to testify in exchange for immunity. Louise Mensch on Mike Flynn’s treason tour: Russian propaganda coordinated with Trump. Another of Michael Flynn's leave-behind network of friends helped Donald Trump with ... something. Sally Yates Just Opened A Can Of Constitutional Whoop Ass On Ted Cruz (VIDEO) During testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates revealed that she warned Trump administration officials three times about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Lindsey Graham Grills Sally Yates At Senate Hearing 5/8/17. Yates-Flynn timeline shows how Trump administration may have been engaged in coordinated cover-up. Sally Yates will finally testify Monday on what she knows about possible contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russia — and there’s evidence to suggest she may drop some bombshell revelations.

It seems like every time Yates’ name or explosive claims about Russia enter the news cycle, President Donald Trump and his allies lash out. The veteran Justice Department attorney took over as acting attorney general until Trump’s choice, Jeff Sessions, could be confirmed, but she quickly drew the ire of the incoming administration after raising red flags about one of the new president’s most trusted advisers. Jan. 26: Yates warned White House counsel Don McGahn that Mike Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser and a finalist for the vice presidency, might have been “compromised” by Russia. Jan. 28: Flynn took part in a phone call between Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Feb. 15: Spicer personally connected CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Sen. Ex-CIA director James Clapper confirms British intelligence warned US about Trump-Russia activity.

CNN exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI's Russia investigation. Sally Yates reveals the real reasons why Mike Flynn was unmasked in intel reports. U.S. Meet the ‘international man of mystery’ who is linked to Flynn, Trump and powerful Russian operatives.