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After Comey’s firing, it was learned that subpoenas have been issued to Michael Flynn to produce all papers and records related to his contacts and business dealings with the Russians.
Flynn has apparently commited acts which might constitute serious crimes. If prosecuted and convicted, he could spend many years in prison. His earlier efforts to gain immunity in exchange for his testimony before Congressional committees failed.
Flynn’s testimony could be explosive. It may be the key to blowing open the conspiracy involving collusion with the Russians, if there is one. If he talks, he could bring the whole Trump charade on Russia crashing down.
Hopefully he is under very good security protection.
Russia’s “Trump card”
Putin’s “Trump card” is already paying off. While the focus in he U.S. media has been on whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians intervening in the U.S. election, less attention has been paid to the reasons for Trump’s pro-Russian positions and failure to criticize Putin.
The strongest hypothesis for this behavior is that Trump has been compromised by the Russians. This will remain the strongest hypothesis until an alternative, more persuasive explanation is presented.
President Donald Trump is known for his intuitive, even instinctual, grasp of complex problems and their solutions. While it took him months to select a secretary if state and to fill other key cabinet positions, he was led by blinding instinctual insight to choose two of his most important and intimate advisers.
While others might have taken months or even years to find the most brilliant man on the planet and his brilluant wife, Trump through his extraordinary power of intuition found the genius and his genius’ wife in almost no time at all.
the president shrugged his shoulders and observed, “Sometimes genius and brilliance surprise you, and turn out to be closer than you would ever think.”
With revelations of the Sessions and Kushner meetings with the Russian ambasador, the circle of suspicion is tightening around President Donald Trump himself.
Are we to believe that all of these people who had contacts with Russian officials were all free-lancing, and that Trump had no knowledge of their activities, during a prolonged period in which Trump made absolutely no criticism of Vladimir Putin or any of Russia’s actions?
Flynn represents an extraordinary danger for President Trump, as he may have been at the center of contacts with the Russians