A top White House lawyer is claiming to have informed Donald Trump that his the National Security adviser Michael Flynn was lying to the FBI back in January.
In a self incriminating Tweet that Donald Trump later claimed that he did not send (though it came from his personal Twitter account), the president stated that he fired Michael Flynn because he lied to the FBI. Specifically, Trump’s Twitter account Tweeted:
‘I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” the Saturday tweet reads. “He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!’
Of course, it is true that Michael Flynn, Trump’s Ex-national Security Adviser, was fired from the Trump Administration. However, it was originally reported that Flynn was fired for lying to Vice President Mike Pence, not for lying to the FBI.
The self-incriminating Trump tweet came only hours after Michael Flynn was charged and pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. Of course Trump’s assertion that he fired Flynn because he lied to the FBI, means that Trump actually knew that Flynn had made these fraudulent statements, long before he was officially charged with the crime.
Now, according to a report by CNN, a White House lawyer is claiming that he told Trump way back in January that Flynn was lying to both Pence and the FBI. CNN also reported that the lawyer specifically stated to Trump that he should fire Mike Flynn.
The fact that Trump knew that Flynn lied to the FBI only further exacerbates the extent of his involvement in the scandal regarding the Russian government. Robert Mueller had already opened an obstruction of justice case against the president regarding the firing or Robert Mueller, though this new information only makes the timing of the firing of James Comey more suspicious.
Little by little, the truth about the Trump campaign’s crimes is coming to light.
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