Sweeping aside Russian Federation probe, Trump says 'we're unbeatable'

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He may think changing the subject from Flynn's crimes - and bombshell reporting that Flynn plans to testify against Trump - to the GOP tax scam will be good for him, but the American people see through that, too.

Strzok was a major player in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.

The main difference is that there is actually evidence of serious scandal with James Comey and the Obama administration in regards to the Hillary Clinton email case, while the Russian Federation collusion narrative, as far as it personally involves President Trump, is driven one hundred percent by sheer speculation.

Just after noon, the president departed for his second fundraising event of the day at The Pierre Hotel, just blocks from his namesake Trump Tower.

Flynn was charged on Thursday with one count of lying about his private discussions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, regarding U.S. sanctions being imposed on Moscow by the government of then president Barack Obama.

"No I'm not", Trump said in his first public remarks on the plea deal.

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Flynn also admitted that he spoke with another member of the transition team before he talked to Kislyak about US sanctions on December 29, court records say. Investigators have learned that Mr. Flynn and Mr. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, took the lead in those efforts.

Trump said he was not concerned about Flynn earlier Saturday.

"We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee in a high-profile hearing on Russia's meddling in the United States election. She was joined in the meeting by a senior career official in the Justice Department. It seems he's feeling smug about the turn of events at the White House.

Mr. Strzok's reassignment shows that Mr. Mueller moved swiftly in the face of what could be perceived as bias by one of his agents amid a politically charged inquiry into Mr. Trump's campaign and administration. The White House said Comey was dismissed on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Strzok led the investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account and then investigated possible links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

"Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel's Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation", Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, said in a statement. If Trump knew that Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation then this could possibly point to obstruction of justice. "So the question is whether he fired Comey at least in part to try to protect Flynn from prosecution for a felony of which he was already aware". When asked if he was anxious what the former national security advisor will tell the special counsel, the president responded, "No, I'm not".

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