Trump says he feels 'very badly' for Flynn

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Even as Trump sought to minimize Flynn's misdeeds, the Kremlin insisted that Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. had not influenced Russian President Vladimir Putin's response to sanctions imposed by Trump's predecessor.

As the fallout from the Flynn plea continued to build, Trump lawyer John Dowd told Axios that the "president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer".

In one of his messages, Trump again denied that he directed Comey to stop investigating Flynn. And one of the advisers, who speaks to Trump regularly, said the president had not discussed with him the possibility of issuing any pardons.

The charges against Flynn were the first against a Trump administration official in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. But his anti-Trump bias undermines the integrity of the entire investigation, which is supposed to be impartial and nonpartisan.

"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information", Comey said back in July 2016.

CNN justice correspondent Shimon Prokupecz acknowledged Monday it has not been firmly established that Trump knew the FBI concluded Flynn had lied and that Yates "wouldn't specifically get into what was said" during the agents' interview with Flynn. He has pleaded guilty to those lies.

The justices offered no explanation for their order, but the administration had said that blocking the full ban was causing "irreparable harm" because the policy is based on legitimate national security and foreign policy concerns.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump appeared to tweet what some characterized as a self-incriminating admission of obstructing justice. Former FBI Director James Comey testified last year that agents found Clinton to be truthful in her interview, telling a House committee, "We have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI". Aetna insures around 22 million people, while CVS runs more than 9,700 drugstores and 1,100 walk-in clinics.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, said Mueller removed Strzok from the team "immediately upon learning of the allegations".

Donald Trump has lashed out against the FBI and Hillary Clinton in a new video posted online.

"I feel badly for General Flynn", Trump said Monday. Some legal opinions consider this to satisfy the requirements of an obstruction of justice charge, but others, like Alan Dershowitz, believe otherwise.

Meanwhile, the president painted Flynn as someone who has "led a very strong life" now ruined by his false statements to the FBI. The views and opinions expressed in opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the position of The Moscow Times.

K.T. McFarland, of Park Avenue and Southampton, didn't last much longer than Flynn on Trump's National Security Council. Wray has kept an extraordinarily low profile, even with Trump tweeting that the FBI's "reputation is in tatters-worst in history!"

"If there was coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians I can't think of a person who would know more about that than Flynn", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told CBS News.

Let's put aside the serious constitutional (and practical) issue of whether a president may be prosecuted in a judicial proceeding for obstruction.

Pence, who served as head of Trump's transition, has not publicly commented on Flynn's plea.

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