Earlier in February, former FBI director James Comey said that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into Flynn.
In what appeared to be moves undermining the policies of outgoing president Barack Obama, the pair discussed U.S. sanctions on Russian Federation, and Mr Flynn asked Mr Kislyak to help delay a United Nations vote seen as damaging to Israel, according to prosecutors.
On Twitter, the president contends that Flynn's actions during the transition following the 2016 election "were lawful". "There was nothing to hide!"
The main difference is that there is actually evidence of serious scandal with James Comey and the Obama administration in regards to the Hillary Clinton email case, while the Russian Federation collusion narrative, as far as it personally involves President Trump, is driven one hundred percent by sheer speculation. However, it seems like he may be admitting to information he knew before but did not share.
"Oh my god, he just admitted to obstruction of justice", former Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller tweeted.
Steve Vladeck, a CNN legal contributor and professor at the University of Texas Law School, said Trump's tweet "certainly implies that, at the time the President fired then-FBI Director Comey, he knew that Flynn had committed a felony. But the existence of the text messages is likely to fuel claims by Mr. Trump that the F.B.I. has a bias against him and that he is a target of the "deep state" - a term used to describe the notion that government intelligence agencies secretly conspire together". The White House has denied that the conversation occurred as Comey described.
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Lying to the FBI is a crime, and one that Flynn acknowledged on Friday in pleading guilty and agreeing to co-operate with the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.
"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Trump reportedly told Comey.
The court documents provide the clearest picture yet of coordination between Flynn and other Trump advisers in contacting Russian officials to influence global policy, and raise questions about who higher up the chain of command in Trump's orbit -possibly even including the president himself- is in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sights after he agreed to a plea deal with the retired general.
"These new Federal Bureau of Investigation documents show the Federal Bureau of Investigation was more concerned about a whistleblower who told the truth about the infamous Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting than the scandalous meeting itself", Fitton said in a statement.
Vladeck added: "I can't speak to how the special counsel would view this statement, but it betrays an alarming lack of understanding of the relevant legal rules on the President's part, or of the serious legal jeopardy he could be in for actions he may wrongly believe are appropriate".
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