Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Donald Trump's Security Advisor Michael Flynn was investigated for "inappropriately sharing" classified information.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, newly released documents show. 

Although Flynn lacked authorization to share the classified material, he was not disciplined or reprimanded after the investigation concluded that he did not act “knowingly” and that “there was no actual or potential damage to national security as a result,” according to Army records obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act.

Flynn has previously acknowledged that he was investigated while serving as the U.S. military intelligence chief in Afghanistan for sharing secrets with British and Australian allies there. But he has dismissed the case as insignificant and has given few details. 

The Army documents provide the first official account of the case, but they are limited in scope because the investigation itself remains classified. Former U.S. officials familiar with the matter said that Flynn was accused of telling allies about the activities of other agencies in Afghanistan, including the CIA.

Color me confused but isn't this kind of the same thing that the Trump campaign and GOP have been falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of doing?

So the Republicans are justified in spending millions of tax payer dollars to conduct a witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, only to come up with nothing, and yet this guy, who actually DID what she was accused of doing, gets rewarded with a job in the Trump administration?

You know I really do not think that hypocrisy is a strong enough word here.

In other news Flynn finally deleted that tweet accusing Hillary of sex crimes against children:

Yeah, hypocrisy definitely does not cover this.


  1. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Check out HuffPO's lead story that Putin personally directed the email leaks.

    1. "we will bury you" Meaning Communism will overpower capitalism..... What is the world we know coming to.

    2. Anonymous5:17 AM


      What rock have you been under since 1991, Gles? You must have been or you'd know communism and the Soviet Union collapsed 25 years ago.

  2. Anonymous4:48 PM

    This guy can blab and Petraeus can hand over materials to his mistress, but Hillary's situation is so much worse. Groan.

  3. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Gryph, remember we are in the Twilight Zone now. Up is down, right is left, in is out.

    At my age, I don't see me waking up from this travesty.

  4. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Judge orders Trump sit for 7-hour deposition in early January

    (Sorry IM, this is not for grabbing hoohahs, other sexual abuses or anything Ruskie related but willing to wager a dollar to a donut that Donnie boy will settle)

    (CNN) Before President-elect Donald Trump heads to the White House on January 20, he will find himself back in the witness chair for questioning in his ongoing contractual dispute with celebrity chef, Jose Andres.

    DC Superior Court Judge Jennifer A. Di Toro ruled Wednesday that Trump must sit for a deposition in New York City the first week of January, and it may last up to seven hours....

  5. Anonymous5:57 PM

    When the fuck did we forget the definition of treason? 'Cause it seems like there's a whole lot of treason going on.


    1. Anonymous6:09 PM

      And fuck u, Mitch McConnell!

  6. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Thank you. Fuck Mitch McConnell, the horse he rode in on, and his goddamn dog.


  7. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Slightly off topic-

    Moar of that left wing media bias that always has the wingnuts all wee wee'd up...Chris Vlasto!
    Remember Monica Lewinsky?

    "The ardor of the barking heads even makes straight news people squeamish at times. Chris Vlasto, an ABC News producer who, as we shall see, cannot be accused of excessive tenderness toward the White House, told me: "The night Jackie [Judd] and I broke the story, Jan. 21, impeachment never crossed our minds. It only came up that Sunday on 'This Week.' I think it's unfair that the talking heads on MSNBC, on our own network and the rest, have stoked the flames." "

    Remember Whitewater?

    "Outside easy public view, Starr even received an unusual testimonial from one journalist whose role in reporting the rolling scandal since Whitewater has been substantial. Whitewater promoter Jim McDougal and ABC News producer Chris Vlasto became friends during Vlasto's Whitewater investigations. In Arkansas Mischief, his memoir with the Boston Globe's Curtis Wilkie, McDougal recounted how, in 1996, he was awaiting sentencing after having been indicted on 18 felony counts by Starr's Little Rock grand jury. Depressed, he told Vlasto he was afraid of dying in jail. "'Listen, Jim,' Chris said, 'you don't have to go out this way. If you walk in to see Ken Starr, he'll greet you with open arms.' He recommended that I at least talk with the independent counsel." I asked Vlasto whether McDougal's account was accurate. "In general, absolutely," he told me. "The gist of the story is true."

    Vlasto, who is Jackie Judd's producer on the ABC Evening News and also produces for "Nightline," has been relentless in his pursuit of White House scandals. "

  8. Marina J. Peters6:59 PM

    Maybe if Hillary had cheated on Bill repeatedly and publicly, actually shared much of the classified info available to her with foreign adversaries, used a position at Goldman Sachs to enrich herself instead of just giving some paid speeches she would have been "qualified" for the office of President the way these horrific people feel that Trump is. Oh wait, nope! She's a Democrat and even worse, a woman!

    1. Anonymous5:37 AM

      She would also have had to beat Bill up repeatedly, then intimidate him into not pressing charges.

      Oh, and also go to church a lot....or maybe not actually go, but talk about the Bible and the end times constantly

      Voila! A Republican!

  9. Anonymous7:07 PM


    “While the parade route itself should be a safe zone, we cannot hope to guarantee our safety while traveling, while rehearsing in public or while out and about in the D.C. area during the weekend,” he continued. “All minorities are at risk

    Know what this means? To fill up space, the inaugural parade committee will most likely let at least 500 Bikers for Trump ride their motorcycles in the parade. If this group walked into a McDonald's, people eating their food will find the nearest exit.

    EVENTS Every Single School Marching Band in DC Just Boycotted Trump’s Inauguration

    Donald Trump is so unpopular that not even high school marching bands want the opportunity to perform at his inauguration. Although this is typically an honor for any band asked to participate, there is nothing typical – or honorable – about Trump being named president-elect.

    In what has now become a local tradition, a marching band from a public school in DC has had a reserved spot in the parade, and performed over the last five terms, regardless of the president’s political affiliation. This year, however, local schools are claiming everything from budget restrictions to ignorance of an application to just plain, no comment.

    Howard University, which also usually participates in the inauguration festivities, has also decided to sit this year out. Band Director, John Newson, commented on the silence and excuses from the local schools, saying, “I think everybody knows why and no one wants to say and lose their job,” Newson said...

    One of the band’s directors described his fears for the band, saying, “While the parade route itself should be a safe zone, we cannot hope to guarantee our safety while traveling, while rehearsing in public or while out and about in the D.C. area during the weekend,” he continued. “All minorities are at risk and any opportunity we give the new administration to co-opt a minority organization will likely be exploited to our detriment.”....

    It’s embarrassing that Trump cannot get an adult to perform the National Anthem, and is unable to recruit children to play in their bands for him. This is by far the most disliked president; no one able to reasonably think for themselves wants anything to do with Donald Trump. His inauguration will no doubt be a hate-filled disaster and with his far right supporters clashing with protesters, he is almost guaranteed to be inaugurated in front of a nation, both divided and violent....

    1. Anonymous9:01 PM

      The comments after the articles on this on Yahoo are too much. So many Trumpers either calling the schools liberal prisoner keepers of the band members or admonishing the young people and saying they are spoiled and need to show respect to Trump. These young people are standing up for what's right and I applaud them.

    2. Anonymous2:58 AM

      I'm sure that Kanye West will agree to sing the National Anthem for Trump. Other possibilities are Wayne Newton or Ted Nugent.

    3. Anonymous5:18 AM

      You mean that nut that recently went to institution. What a joke and taylor knows it.

    4. Anonymous6:18 AM

      Trump earned the consequences of his tactics that safety be a major concern for citizens although his supporters are willing to commit violence for him. Trump attracted other unbalanced people who are delusional that they have rights and no one else does. In their world anyone who objects or says no to so,etching must be silenced.

  10. Anonymous7:24 PM


    Trump supporter and anti muslim wingnut extraordinaire Pam Gellar criticizes Megan Kelly's appearance.

    "“I can say what I think. It is a mancut,” she continued. “She did do it to be– she wants to be [ABC reporter] Diane Sawyer, she wants to be 60 Minutes..."

    So wtf is that thing on tRUMP's head called then?

    1. Anonymous4:27 AM

      Fresh road kill?

    2. Anonymous4:14 PM

      Turnip greens?

    3. Anonymous4:16 PM

      Something the cat hocked up?

  11. Holly Harper7:54 PM

    Maybe there will be a big shootout with the motorcycle gang bangers like there was at the "breastaurant" in Waco.

  12. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Link to the TRMS segment from Saturday that goes to just how lacking in ethics Tillerson is:

  13. Anonymous1:20 AM

    Freaky ayn rand Russian rump sympathizers. Selfish centered nut cases. Between them, libertarians and the scientologist for Donald? His silent majority are the silent man farts of yucky Donald ducky..

  14. Anonymous1:25 AM

    Turn off this unreality grade f actors and lousy info commercial. Republicans? No Thanks, no sale, no deal.. the product sucks and you suck.

  15. Anonymous1:30 AM

    Borcelli and a 16 yr old little girl will duet for don? Oh chit!!!

  16. Putin was directly involved in the hacking.

    "U.S. intelligence officials say they believe Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in efforts to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, NBC News reported Wednesday.

    NBC’s bombshell story comes days after The Washington Post reported that the Central Intelligence Agency believes Russia sought to influence the election and help secure President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. Those efforts reportedly included hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and providing them to WikiLeaks. The New York Times, in an extensive report on the hacks, offered details on how the attacks were carried out and reported that Democratic House candidates were also targeted.

    According to NBC, officials believe the meddling went all the way to the very top of Russia’s government. NBC reports:

    Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies, the officials said.

    Putin’s objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a “vendetta” against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to “split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn’t depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore,” the official said."

    Michael Moore clearly lays out how Donald Trump is going to get us all killed. Keep in mind, he's been right before.

    “We had a president like him before. He, too, lost the popular vote, a majority of Americans saying they didn’t want him in the Oval Office. But his governor/brother and his ex-CIA chief/dad’s appointees to the Supreme Court put an end to that, and he was installed as Commander-in-Chief,” Moore wrote.

    “On August 6, 2001, he was on a month-long vacation at his ranch in Texas. That morning, the White House Counsel handed him his daily national security briefing. He glanced at it, set it aside and then went fishing for the rest of the day. Below is the photo of that moment which I showed the world in ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’. The headline on the security briefing reads: BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO STRIKE INSIDE U.S. On the top page it tells how bin Laden will do this: with planes. George W. Bush didn’t leave the ranch to go back to work for the next four weeks. In the fifth week, bin Laden attacked the U.S. with planes on September 11th.”

  17. This is how Trump is going to run his administration.

    He's going to say he's going to do something. Then he's going to judge the outrage and blowback. Then he'll either continue, like with Tillerson, or he'll pull back, like with the DOE.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Flynn was replaced with someone else. He's becoming quite the liability, first the fake news and now the leaks.

    His cabinet is like he's stacking the deck. Like he knows he can't get them all confirmed but he's taking a chance that he'll get some of them, maybe in comparison the least objectionable ones, confirmed. He's playing the odds. Like compared to Flynn maybe DeVos doesn't seem so bad. (But she is.)

  18. Everyone is going to be moving to California.

    As California goes, so goes the nation. (Except for Gay marriage for which I will never forgive Catholics, Mormons and Utah. But we eventually got it right.)

    “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers, and we’re ready to fight. We’re ready to defend,” Brown said while addressing the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

    “If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite,” Brown said to cheers and applause. “We’re going to collect that data.”

    “If they start deleting databases, look, we’ve got a lot of databases in California,” he said. “We can take a few more. We’re here. We’re here to collaborate and stay on the course.”

    “As long as the University of California manages those labs, we’re not going to have political interference, we’re going to have honest independent science,” Brown said. “You can count on that.”

    “We know the data, we know what’s happening in the world, despite the deniers,” Brown said. “The climate is changing, the temperatures are rising, the oceans are becoming more acidified, habitats are under stress. The world is really facing this tremendous danger.”

    "Brown also made a jab at former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who Trump has tapped to head the Department of Energy, by criticizing the Lone Star State’s economy. California has a long history of embracing renewable energy, and its economy has improved under strict environmental regulations.

    “We have more sun than you have oil and we’re gonna use it,” Brown said.

    Brown was referring to a 2013 radio ad, in which then-Gov. Perry encouraged California-based businesses to relocate to Texas. At the time, Brown lambasted the ad, saying, “It’s not a serious story. It’s not a burp. It’s barely a fart.”"

    He also said if the Federal Government takes down the satellites the State of California will launch our own damned satellites.

    We're 6th in the world for GDP. We're going to be attracting a lot of scientists to work in a state where they don't have to worry about the Gestapo tapping on their doors after midnight. While Trump is "draining the swamp" we're going to be draining the rest of the country of their innovators, critical thinkers and motivated protectors. We have some of the best universities in the world. Once the students experience life in a democratic republic, they're not going to want to return to their homes in the Fascist State.

    1. Anonymous8:05 AM

      California sucks. Everyone that moves there wants out in 2 years unless you are rich as balls.

  19. Trump is fucked under the Stock Act of 2012.

    "But a 2012 law called the STOCK Act could throw a wrench in Trump’s plan. A section of that law states that “no executive branch employee may use nonpublic information derived from [or acquired through] their position as an executive branch employee as a means for making a private profit.”

    “The STOCK Act bars the President from: using nonpublic information for private profit,” the independent Office of Government Ethics, which handles executive branch ethics issues, wrote in a Monday letter to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.).

    The measure was originally designed to apply only to members of Congress. But Republicans — annoyed that it covered the GOP-controlled House and Senate but not the Obama administration — made sure to extend it to the executive branch, including the president and vice president.

    Some 232 Republicans in the House and 44 in the Senate voted for the bill. Just four Republicans opposed it.

    “Republicans in Congress thought, ‘What’s good for the goose is good for the gander,’ and they fought to make sure the president and the vice president were subject to all the provisions of the bill,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist at the nonprofit government watchdog Public Citizen, which helped draft the law. “Today the STOCK Act is one of the few government ethics laws that fully applies to the president and the vice president.”"

    So, in their zeal to try to further fuck over Obama (and Biden) they have totally screwed Donald Trump in the ass.

    "“The STOCK Act is intended to prevent public officials from using their office for private gains, period. And unlike other similar laws, this one applies to the president and vice president,” said Brendan Fischer, associate counsel at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center.

    The bottom line is that if Trump were to use nonpublic information ― the kind that, as president, he would likely receive every few minutes ― to inform a decision he makes regarding one of his companies, he could find himself in violation of the STOCK Act, even if he wasn’t trading stocks.

    But the OGE can’t discipline or fire the president. Only Congress can do that — through impeachment. And Congress is controlled by Trump’s party."

    Which presents a sticky situation for Republicans, turning a blind eye to the very law they wrote and intentionally included the President.

    "Asked whether he thinks the current STOCK Act is sufficient to prevent lawmakers from enriching themselves with insider knowledge, Walz hesitated. “I would have thought so once, and I’m not looking to embarrass the president-elect,” he said, “but the reason you ask for things like tax returns, or what you’re doing with your stocks, is to make sure people know that’s not happening.”"

    Yeah, those pesky tax returns that might show to what extent Trump is in bed with Russia or China or Turkey or whoever. And clearly show his conflicts of interest and when he's using his office for private profit.

    "A government employee who learns that a company will be awarded a new contract cannot advise a friend, a family member or an acquaintance to purchase stock in that company. If someone has access to government contract information, they cannot disclose that contract information to someone else who is bidding on the same contract, nor can they help that person or company write their bid in a way that would make it more competitive when compared to the former bid."

    Oooo. That one's gonna hurt.

    "Previous presidents have avoided this problem by selling their assets or putting them in a blind trust. Trump has said he will do neither."

    Oh, yeah. It's gonna leave a mark.

  20. Anonymous2:00 AM

    Wow? A Texan oil guy who originally donated to jeb and now hooks up with don. Everyone sleeps on the same island in the same bed. Just a slightly different flavor of distaste and corruption. A fine bunch of Americans.

  21. LOL.

    Trump can't even get any public school marching bands to play for his inaugural parade.

    He's shunned and dissed like the total loser he is.

    "According to a Wednesday report from NBC Washington, no local public schools submitted applications to perform in the parade. The original deadline was Nov. 28 but was extended to Dec. 5 to allow more time to apply. A D.C. public schools spokeswoman told the NBC affiliate that she was unaware of any band in the district that had applied to participate in the Jan. 20 parade.

    Other high schools in the area also reportedly declined to submit applications:

    No bands in Arlington County or Prince George’s County public schools applied, according to district representatives. A Fairfax County schools spokesman was not aware of any schools that had applied, and a Montgomery County schools spokeswoman did not have information available.

    The University of Maryland’s College Park campus also declined to perform again. The band was performed at Obama’s 2013 inauguration.

    The Trump inauguration does have its national anthem singer confirmed: “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Jackie Evancho announced on “Today” Wednesday morning that she would be performing in January. The 16-year-old Evancho placed second on the 2010 edition of the reality show and has previously performed at the National Christmas Tree Lighting and National Prayer Breakfast."

    ROFLOLPIP. The best he could do was the 2010 runner up to America's got Talent.

    Gee, maybe he should have asked Kanye when he had the chance.

  22. Anonymous2:55 AM

    Lewandowski, Manafort, Flynn, Tillerson, Trump - they are all Putin's puppets.

  23. Anonymous5:14 AM

    Why is no one calling for the prosecution of those leaking the information from the CIA report about the election? The report's classified, right? So those "anonymous sources" quoted by WaPo and NYT leaked classified information, right? Where's the outrage?

  24. Anonymous5:21 AM

    Just be safe people of color. Don't go unless you want to take a risk. His whole cabinent is almost all white men. Be careful.

    1. Anonymous8:03 AM

      Oh you Democrats always trying to push racial strife. You are the worst, the true racists.

  25. Ferry Fey6:05 AM

    That's Green Party's Jill Stein in the grey jacket in that photo with Michael Flynn sitting at Putin's dinner table. Julian Assange, data thief, was an honored speaker at the Greens' national convention this summer. Putin now being fingered as having a personal hand in the hacked emails, due to his hatred of Clinton. Stein said Clinton was worse than Trump. What does Stein owe Putin for the priceless chance to look like a national leader who dines with him?

  26. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Nice job shooting yourself in the foot there, Junior.


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