President Donald Trump and his administration have done their damnedest from the very beginning to put a stop to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The Special Counsel outlined as much in his report.
And Trump and his cronies have done their best to keep their obstruction trail covered, but their scheme is slowly cracking, piece by piece.
It’s been reported that Trump’s administration has targeted several key witnesses in an attempt to sway or interfere with their cooperation with Robert Mueller’s investigation. Now new court filings have revealed that Trump’s Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was one of those targets — and there is a voicemail to prove it.
“Defendant informed the government of multiple instances, both before and after his guilty plea, where either he or his attorneys received communication from persons connected to the Administration or Congress that could have affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation,” the filing disclosed.
The court filing also noted that “The defendant even provided a voicemail recording of one such communication.”
Let’s put that in English: Someone, either a member of the House or Senate or someone in the Trump administration, called Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and instructed him to commit the crime of obstruction of justice.
According to the document, Flynn also gave statements to prosecutors made by the president in 2016 after the Podesta emails were released, in which “the prospect of reaching out to WikiLeaks was discussed.”
Of course, we have no knowledge yet as to what that voicemail contained or who it was even from. But it’s clear now that Flynn’s cooperation is more valuable than anyone would have thought in the beginning. And this could mean some serious trouble for Trump and his administration as the facade continues to fade.
You can read the full court filing here:
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