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WASHINGTON | Flynn ‘eager’ for sentencing in lying case, attorney says

WASHINGTON — An attorney for Michael Flynn said Tuesday that the former national security adviser is “eager” to proceed to sentencing and put his criminal case behind him. Attorney Robert Kelner made the comments during a court hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. It was the first time Flynn had appeared in court … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn ‘eager’ for sentencing in lying case, attorney says

Firm denies Flynn inauguration texts about nuke reactor

WASHINGTON / December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A firm that once hired Michael Flynn denies he sent text messages during President Donald Trump’s inauguration vowing that U.S. sanctions against Russia would be “ripped up” so a Russia-backed nuclear reactor in the Middle East could proceed. But the firm cited only one set of cellphone records, … Continue reading Firm denies Flynn inauguration texts about nuke reactor

Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

WASHINGTON /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on the president’s behalf. “I think it’s … Continue reading Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

WASHINGTON/June 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn turned over about 600 pages of documents Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional aide. The aide said the committee’s investigators immediately began reviewing the information to determine … Continue reading Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump

AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

WASHINGTON/May 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned. Flynn’s decision Tuesday came as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, rejected a House intelligence committee request for … Continue reading AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

WASHINGTON/May 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions … Continue reading AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

WASHINGTON/May 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said Monday, underscoring the depths of the outgoing White House’s concern about the man Trump would ultimately fire. In an Oval Office meeting with Trump two days … Continue reading Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

WASHINGTON/May 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump’s national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel. Yates is expected to recount in … Continue reading AP source: Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

WASHINGTON/April 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump’s ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network. At the same time, documents released by the top Democrat on a House oversight committee showed … Continue reading Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

WASHINGTON/March 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump urged his former national security adviser to strike an immunity deal Friday, even as congressional investigators rebuffed Michael Flynn’s offer of cooperation in exchange for protection from prosecution. Trump tweeted that Flynn, the adviser he fired in February, should ask for immunity because he’s facing “a witch … Continue reading Trump urges former adviser Flynn to cut immunity deal

Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments

WASHINGTON/March 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three years. In a sign of deepening interest among congressional investigators, leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked … Continue reading Lawmakers want details on Flynn’s foreign contacts, payments

Trump lawyers knew Flynn might register as foreign agent

WASHINGTON/March 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — An attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump’s transition team before the inauguration that Flynn might register with the government as a foreign agent, White House officials acknowledged. According to a person with knowledge of the discussions, Flynn’s representatives also had a second conversation with … Continue reading Trump lawyers knew Flynn might register as foreign agent

White House: Trump unaware of Flynn’s foreign agent work

WASHINGTON/March 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him, the White House says. The comments came two days after Flynn and his firm, Flynn Intel Group Inc., filed paperwork with the … Continue reading White House: Trump unaware of Flynn’s foreign agent work

Flynn exit creates vacuum that Trump’s pragmatists may fill

WASHINGTON/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The dramatic departure of President Donald Trump’s hard-hitting national security adviser creates a vacuum of power and raises a key question about U.S. foreign policy: Will the pragmatists in the administration now gain clout? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, both known as levelheaded technocrats, stand … Continue reading Flynn exit creates vacuum that Trump’s pragmatists may fill

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

PALM BEACH, Fla./February 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump’s inauguration. The uncertainty comes as Trump is dealing with North Korea’s apparent first missile … Continue reading White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

Trump offers Flynn national security adviser job

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump offered former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser as he began to build out his national security team Thursday, according to a senior Trump official. The move came as Trump made his most direct foray into foreign policy since the election, meeting with … Continue reading Trump offers Flynn national security adviser job