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Post: Army 'Falsely Denied' Flynn Brother Was on Capitol Call

General doesn't share brother's QAnon views, former Army secretary says

(Newser) - There's no sign that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn shares the extreme views of his brother, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, but the military still denied for days that he was in the room for a Jan. 6 call in which the Capitol Police pleaded with reluctant officials for help,...

Trump Sneaks in 4 More Tweets, Hints of 'Own Platform'

Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell also get banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Twitter permanently suspended President Trump's personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, on Friday, but the commander in chief quickly found a temporary workaround. CNBC reports that Trump managed to sneak in four more tweets from the government-owned @POTUS account on Friday evening, although those tweets were also removed from the platform almost...

Trump Loses Another Big Voice in His Fight

'New York Post' tells him to 'stop the insanity' over election challenges

(Newser) - Another staunch ally of President Trump wants him to give up his fight over the election. The New York Post is out Monday with a headline blaring "Stop The Insanity" on its cover, reports the Hill . The editorial board refers to Trump's ongoing challenge of the results as...

Reports Suggest Controversial Final Month for Trump
White House Officials
Are Reportedly 'Unnerved'
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White House Officials Are Reportedly 'Unnerved'

One conservative pundit wants Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell kept away from Trump

(Newser) - For President Trump and his supporters, it's another example of fake news. But a slew of reports about the White House paints a picture of a president pondering radical action over the next month in an attempt to stay in office. Days ago, reports circulated about Trump floating the...

Trump Pushes Back On 'Martial Law' Election Redo

President rebutted a New York Times report

(Newser) - President Trump has taken to Twitter to push back on a New York Times report that outlined an Oval Office meeting where someone reportedly floated the idea of an election redo, this time under the supervision of the US military, per The Hill . "Martial law = Fake News. Just...

Trump Mulls Sidney Powell for Top Job at 'Raucous Meeting'

Trump considered naming her special counsel to probe voter-fraud allegations

(Newser) - Sidney Powell, special counsel to oversee voter-fraud allegations? Trump discussed the idea at a raucous White House meeting Friday night and met with some resistance, insiders tell the New York Times . Rudy Giuliani, who attended by phone, spoke out against it. So did White House counsel Pat Cipollone and chief...

Judge Tosses Criminal Case Against Flynn

Trump's pardon doesn't make the former national security adviser innocent, ruling says

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, two weeks after a pardon from the president effectively ended the case. The order from US District Judge Emmet Sullivan was largely procedural in light of the pardon from President Trump, which...

Trump Loyalists Call for 'Martial Law'
Calls for 'Martial Law'
Spark Outrage
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Calls for 'Martial Law' Spark Outrage

A former GOP lawmaker says it's 'utterly insane'

(Newser) - Michael Flynn and a top Pentagon nominee are under fire for backing conspiracy theories that urge President Trump to overturn the 2020 election results by declaring martial law, CNN reports. They claim without evidence that Trump won in "landslide fashion" and Joe Biden's victory was fraudulent. "I...

Analyst Says Trump Was Right to Pardon Flynn
Analyst Says Trump Was
Right to Pardon Flynn
THE RUNDOWN

Analyst Says Trump Was Right to Pardon Flynn

But a Washington Post editorial calls move a 'disgrace'

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn was widely expected—but still hugely controversial. The president announced the day before Thanksgiving that he was granting a full pardon to Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about discussing anti-Russia sanctions with...

Trump Grants Full Pardon to Michael Flynn

'I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!'

(Newser) - President Trump will be in office for another 55 days—but he's not waiting until the last minute to issue pardons. The president announced Wednesday that he is granting a pardon to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about...

More Trump Pardons Are Coming: Reports

Michael Flynn is the biggest name on the table, according to Axios and 'NYT'

(Newser) - Apparently the White House turkey won't be the only one receiving a presidential pardon this fall. Axios and the New York Times are reporting that President Trump is expected to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn—and several other undisclosed people—before his term is up. Flynn...

Appeals Court Delivers Bad News to Michael Flynn

Denies his request to have case dropped

(Newser) - Michael Flynn wanted to force a judge to immediately drop the case against him, but a federal appeals court said no such luck. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied Flynn's request to have charges dropped by a vote of 8-2 on Monday, reports the Hill . The ruling means...

Appeals Court Makes Rare Move in Michael Flynn Case

In setback for Flynn, full federal appeals panel will review dismissal of his case

(Newser) - Michael Flynn is not out of hot water just yet. The entire Washington-based federal appeals court plans to take up the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against President Trump's former national security adviser, per the AP . The action Thursday by the full US Court of...

Divided Appeals Court: The Flynn Case Must Die

Their 2-1 opinion slams the judge overseeing the case

(Newser) - Looks like Michael Flynn is even closer to legal daylight. An appeals court ruled Wednesday that Flynn's long and controversial court case should be dismissed—which likely means it's over, USA Today reports. The 2-1 opinion criticized the judge who refused to approve a Justice Department plan to...

Barr's DOJ Accused of 'Gross Abuse' in Flynn Case

Ex-judge argues against dropping charges

(Newser) - A retired judge appointed to argue against the Justice Department's move to drop the charges against Michael Flynn has delivered a blistering broadside against the case for dismissal—and accused the department of "gross abuse of prosecutorial power." In a 73-page brief , John Gleeson said "no...

FBI Director Orders Review to Seek Out 'Misconduct'

Christopher Wray delves into the Michael Flynn investigation

(Newser) - The controversial FBI investigation into Michael Flynn has triggered yet another review—this one by the agency itself, the Washington Post reports. FBI Director Christopher Wray, who ordered the internal review, said it will try to "determine whether any current employees engaged in misconduct" and assess whether "improvements...

Liberal News Source: Flynn Probe Is a Scam
Michael Flynn Probe
Reveals 'Systematic Abuse'
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Michael Flynn Probe Reveals 'Systematic Abuse'

Glenn Greenwald becomes an unexpected ally

(Newser) - Michael Flynn has found himself an unexpected defender. Writing at the Intercept —a distinctly left-of-center news source—Glenn Greenwald argues that the Flynn investigation was fishy to start with and revealed just how biased US security agencies have become. "Flynn is a right-wing, hawkish general whose views on...

Trump Goes After Obama, Obama Responds With 1 Word

'Vote'

(Newser) - President Trump on Thursday went after his predecessor, who responded with a single word: "Vote." It went down like this:
  • Trump: He's been going after former President Obama, and on Thursday retweeted his own Wednesday tweet reading simply, "OBAMAGATE!"
  • Obama: The former prez had his
...

The Big New DC Controversy: 'Unmasking' of Michael Flynn

A big abuse of power or a routine request by government officials?

(Newser) - Michael Flynn has been making a lot of headlines lately, and the new ones generally have the word "unmasking" in them. Details on the term and controversy:
  • The start: Back in 2016, officials in the Obama administration received intelligence reports about the surveillance of Russia's ambassador to the
...

Ex-Judge Is Asked: Should Flynn Be Held in Contempt?

Former federal judge John Gleeson is asked to evaluate Flynn's case

(Newser) - The judge presiding over Michael Flynn's criminal case appointed a retired jurist on Wednesday to evaluate whether the former Trump administration national security adviser should be held in criminal contempt, the AP reports. The judge's order is the second signal in as many days (here's the first...

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