In their efforts to discredit and take down the Trump administration, the New York Times unearthed more unnamed sources who were willing to say on-the-record with anonymity that weeks before General Michael Flynn was picked to become national security adviser, Trump and his team were actually informed by Flynn himself that that he was under investigation for receiving payments to lobby for the government of Turkey.
This bombshell report, which was released on Wednesday, relies on the accounts of two nameless sources. It comes on the heels of another similarly-sourced article which offered details of a memo that was supposedly written by former FBI Director James Comey which reveals that President Trump asked him to stop investigating Flynn.
The new narrative is that Trump gave Flynn unfettered access to American intelligence agencies even though he had already been advised by everyone–including Flynn–that the man was actually working on behalf of foreign officials.
The White House declined to comment on this latest New York Times report, but chatter about it on Twitter was non-stop.
Breaking News: Trump aides knew Michael Flynn was under investigation before he became national security adviser https://t.co/qSYhjjJ2rj
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 18, 2017
This makes Trump & Pence total liars. It's absolutely disgusting. Trump making America dangerous. Very dangerous.
— John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) May 18, 2017
Mike Pence lied to us. Pence knew about Flynn. Ryan & McCarthy knew about Trump / Putin collusion. Shhh don't leak pic.twitter.com/y02mAUzeJv
— RiotWomenn (@riotwomennn) May 18, 2017
When Comey recorded that Trump told him to let the Flynn matter go, he had no reason to make that up. Trump won't be able to negate it.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 18, 2017
Democrat Dennis Kucinich:
Most of Trump's wounds are self-inflicted. No "Deep State" made Trump keep Flynn around after he was compromised.
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) May 18, 2017
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
Trump commented as well, tweeting, “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
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