The Michael Flynn ‘Tape’ May Have Just Changed the Landscape of the Investigation Into Trump

The Michael Flynn 'Tape' May Have Just Changed the Landscape of the Investigation Into Trump

  • Alexander Butterfield to the Washington Post, June 14, 2012.It was Butterfield, of course, who gave up the goods to Sam Ervin’s Watergate committee, revealing the fact that Richard Nixon had bugged practically every office in which he performed both his official duties and his criminal enterprises.
  • You can see that Butterfield knew exactly what was going to happen when he told the committee the truth, and the members of the committee have a brief but obvious moment of profound surprise.
  • From NBC News:.Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people linked to the Trump administration and Congress reached out to him in an effort to interfere in the Russia probe, according to newly-unredacted court papers filed Thursday.
  • The communications could have “Affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation,” special counsel Robert Mueller wrote in the court filings.
  • Flynn even provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, the court papers say.
  • In a separate court filing, Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered federal prosecutors to file a transcript of the voicemail message, as well as transcripts of any other recordings of Flynn including his conversations with Russian officials.
  • “If one were to reconstruct the conversations at any particular date,” Mr Dash asked, “What would be the best way to reconstruct these conversations, Mr. Butterfield, in the President’s Oval Office?”Well, in the obvious manner, Mr. Dash,” Mr. Butterfield answered.