Special Counsel Robert Mueller's plea deal Friday with President Donald Trump's former national security adviser signaled that Mueller is closing in on senior officials of the 2016 Trump campaign, heightening the conflict between the two leading players in America's post-election Russian Federation drama.
On Twitter, the president contends that Flynn's actions during the transition following the 2016 election "were lawful".
Dec 29: Following the sanctions, Flynn is advised by another Trump official that the team does not want to escalate the situation.
Trump's tweet was delivered while he was in a motorcade in midtown Manhattan heading to a fundraiser.
Trump, en route to NY for a full day of fund-raising, stressed that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and the Russians. But, given Strzok's role in this investigation as well as others, it more likely will only increase speculation that the FBI is not acting honestly.
Court documentssaid that Flynn spoke to Kislyak about a then-pending United Nations Security Council meeting on whether to condemn Israel's building of settlements.
Flynn left the White House in February, only acknowledging that he had given an incomplete account to Mr Pence of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Former national security advisor Michael Flynn leaves court after his guilty plea
Jan 20, 2017: Mr Trump takes office and Flynn becomes national security adviser.
Brushing aside an ongoing Russian Federation probe, President Donald Trump reveled Saturday in the Senate's passage of a sweeping tax bill, predicting with swagger that he and his fellow Republicans were "unbeatable".
Steve Vladeck, a CNN legal contributor and professor at the University of Texas Law School, said Trump's tweet "certainly implies that, at the time the President fired then-FBI Director Comey, he knew that Flynn had committed a felony". The key question now is what Flynn knows that could incriminate others and what he might have offered in exchange for such a lenient plea deal.
President Trump tweeted "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the Federal Bureau of Investigation". That unnamed aide is believed to beTrump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, according to a lawyer briefed on the matter to The New York Times.
Trump was much more content Saturday to talk to reporters about the taxes after Senate Republicans delivered him a rare legislative victory early Saturday morning, passing the sweeping tax plan they'd written hours earlier in a partyline vote.
The text messages showed Strzok and Page reacting with anti-Trump sentiments to certain news events, including the presidential debates.
When they got home, the front door to their home was open and the house was ransacked, Campbell-Mott said. The couple started to worry when Logan and his grandmother failed to pick them up from the airport.
Black has been charged with capital murder of a police officer, and is being held at the Brazos County Jail. Officials said if people see the suspect they should immediately call 911 or local law enforcement.
And Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women to overconme their fears. Other winners of the Miss Universe 2017 beauty pageant are Miss Colombia 1st runner-up and Jamaica finished 2nd runner-up.
Now, in a new development, Samsung Galaxy S9 will reportedly ship with the widest aperture in a smartphone, yet. The Galaxy A series is likely to ship with Nougat, which is not very pleasing, but very typical of Samsung .
"We have farms in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina", said Jimmy Coan, owner of Papa Noel Christmas trees. Going to pick out a Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving is tradition for a lot of families.
This activity continued by using the same mechanism that Google uses to transmit notifications and messages to users. Privacy concerns emerge as Google confirms it tracks Android device locations regardless of user settings.
In November 2016, the moon reached a distance closest to the Earth than ever seen since 1948, producing a supersized supermoon. So when will you be able to see the supermoon? It's often hard to differentiate a supermoon and a regular full moon.
The Clippers are using veteran guards Austin Rivers , Lou Williams and rookie Sindarius Thornwell in increased roles. The big man is now averaging 10.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game on 66.1 percent shooting.
Bosnian war criminal dies after drinking poison in court
Ignoring a request to sit down, he swigged from what appeared to be a small flask and announced: "What I drank was poison". When I first met him it was on the front line in Croatia in 1991, and as soon as the camera crew arrived all hell erupted.
Trump lights National Christmas Tree
They used about 12,000 ornaments , more than 1,000 feet of garland, and 53 Christmas trees to create this year's festive look. The dancers echoed the first themed Christmas at the White House, Jacqueline Kennedy's "Nutcracker Suite" in 1961.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to tie knot in spring 2018
However, Prince Harry , like his brother, is likely to be made a duke when he marries, meaning Ms Markle would become a duchess. Just weeks after they met, Prince Harry convinced Ms Markle to join him on a trip to Botswana.
Trump is going to play golf 'quickly' with Tiger Woods
Woods played with President Trump and Dustin Johnson in Florida on Friday and the videos which emerged earned promising reviews. This will be the second time Trump has played with Woods since winning the November 9, 2016 election over Hillary Clinton.
Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
The release of Hafiz Saeed following midnight came ahead of the 9 anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai in which 166 lost their lives. But in this time his outfit has been allowed to set up a political party to enable it to contest elections.
Record-breaking heat wave hits western USA for Thanksgiving
If Thursday's high in downtown Los Angeles reaches 90, as forecast, it would tie a record set on November 23, 1903, Thompson said. As for Thanksgiving Day itself, the west San Fernando Valley will probably be the hottest area in the L.A. region, Sirard said.