'Absolutely no collusion': Trump responds to Flynn's guilty plea

Anita Tucker
December 3, 2017

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not anxious about what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might tell special counsel Robert Mueller's team as it investigates Russia's efforts to influence last year's election. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. Court records say Flynn contacted the Russian ambassador on December 22 about the Trump administration's opposition to a United Nations resolution against Israeli settlements.

Trump's tweet was delivered while he was in a motorcade in midtown Manhattan heading to a fundraiser.

"Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn", Cobb said in a statement, adding that the special counsel's office "is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion" to the Russian Federation investigation.

He was forced to resign after he was found to have misled vice president Mike Pence about his discussions with Kislyak.

The president told reporters there was "no collusion" between his campaign and the Russians, then tweeted, "nothing to hide!"

Earlier, it was reported he was reassigned in July for unexplained reasons from Mueller's investigation to the FBI's human resources department.

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At the same time, she was exhausted of his waffling, telling Donald , "Your friends are exhausted of this striptease". Ms Trump, who is nearly a quarter century younger than her husband, is known for being reclusive and media shy.

During his testimony to Congress in June, Comey said Trump asked him in February to drop the FBI investigation into Flynn centering on his calls with Kislyak during the transition. The key question now is what Flynn knows that could incriminate others and what he might have offered in exchange for such a lenient plea deal. While Mr. Trump can point to the court documents and say they show no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation, the special counsel's filings so far paint a damning portrait of Mr. Trump's associates.

A spokesperson for Mueller's team confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Strzok was no longer assigned part of the investigation. Trump fired Comey on May 9.

Critics say President Trump's tweet suggests he may have known former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when the president fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey. "What has been shown is no collusion, no collusion", Trump said, "There's been absolutely no collusion, so we're very happy". That unnamed aide is believed to beTrump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, according to a lawyer briefed on the matter to The New York Times.

It's unclear if the messages continued after Trump became president and after Mueller was appointed as special counsel in May.

Doing so suggests the president knew at the time that Flynn had done something that is against the law, and therefore the investigation could not be as frivolous as he has been portraying.

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