Just One More Thing: Why Did Michael Flynn Pay This Ex-FBI Guy $28K?
I know I've bothered you enough already, maybe it's just me, but...
Excuse me, I know I've taken up a lot of your time with all the details about Michael Flynn retroactively registering as a foreign agent because he was a lobbyist for Turkey and all that, but there's just one loose end I wanted to nail down here. Call it a hunch, or maybe I'm just chasing after shadows here, but doesn't it strike you as odd that one of the "consultants" that Flynn listed in his retroactive filing was retired FBI agent Brian McCauley, who also happened to be the main source of that story about a State Department official offering a "quid pro quo" in order to keep an email from Hillary Clinton's private server from being classified?
It's probably nothing. But the thing that gets me is that just two weeks after McCauley signs on with Flynn's outfit in October 2016, McCauley is the main named source in that Washington Post story detailing what McCauley said was a very explicit offer to approve the assignment of two FBI employees to Baghdad, if McCauley would see to it that a Clinton email wasn't retroactively changed from unclassified to classified status. You see here? MCcauley's first payment is October 4, the Post story is the 19th, and the election is coming right up in November. It's just one of those things that gets in my head and keeps rolling around in there like a marble.
The Trump regime will literally lie about ANYTHING.
As we all know from action movies, senior diplomats just get in the way.
What is Russia doing RIGHT NOW to continue its campaign to undermine American democracy? That's what Rachel Maddow wants to know.
Anyway, as I say, there's probably nothing there, just a bunch of dots that don't really connect to anything. Tell you what, let me leave my card and you can call me if you think of anything helpful. This is probably the sort of thing Congress should set up an independent commission to investigate anyway, not some fictional detective who's been off the air for, what, twenty years? Thirty? It's amazing how the time flies when you're in reruns on basic cable.
Anyway, thanks for your time. Say, do you know anyplace nearby that sells dog biscuits?
[Daily Beast / TPM / WaPo]
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