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    Trump team did background check on Flynn, knew of Turkey ties: report

    The White House and President Trump's transition team reportedly did a background check on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in addition to his already approved security clearance, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Friday evening.

    "NBC News has learned from sources close to the Trump-Russia investigation that both the Trump transition and the White House did do a background check on Flynn," Maddow said on her program, citing reporting from NBC's Andrea Mitchell.

    "This is in addition to his already approved security clearance. They did a background check on Flynn specifically for him to become national security adviser."
    Trump team did background check on Flynn, knew of Turkey ties: report | TheHill

    remember , Mike Pence was in charge of the transition team. Summary: There were all kinds of reports in the media about Flynn lobbying on the behalf a foreign government. Congress sent a letter to Mike Pence in November informing him that Flynn was on the payroll of a foreign government. Flynn's lawyers sent several letters to Mike Pence informing him that Flynn was being paid by a foreign government. NBC News has also confirmed that the Trump transition team did , in fact, do a background check on Mike Flynn.

    This means that without a doubt Mike Pence was given information on several occasions , by multiple sources, regarding Flynn's ties to foreign governments. So when Sean Spicer stands up there in our briefing room and tries to blame Obama for not vetting Flynn, or when Pence tries to claim he didn't know about this information - they are both lying.
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    4 times yesterday and this morning DEFACE THE NATION (that's what he told John Dickerson of FACE THE NATION) it was OBAMA'S FAULT. Obama vetted him!
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    Is there a crime in giving someone the top job when they knew he was paid by a foreign government and didn't report it on his government forms? Isn't that like being complicit in the lie? Does somebody here on PH have a legal background in this sort of thing and maybe give an informed opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Is there a crime in giving someone the top job when they knew he was paid by a foreign government and didn't report it on his government forms? Isn't that like being complicit in the lie? Does somebody here on PH have a legal background in this sort of thing and maybe give an informed opinion?
    It sounds more like a political question rather than a legal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    It sounds more like a political question rather than a legal one.
    So there is no law that says a federal official that knows another federal official has committed a crime has to report the other official? Note this isn't a crime that wasn't related to his job or his clearance for his job because clearly it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    So there is no law that says a federal official that knows another federal official has committed a crime has to report the other official?
    Ah, sorry ... misunderstood the question. I would have to review statutes to see if there is a crime for being an accessory after the fact. Not all states have it, and it can be a tad complicated.

    I should say I could research it, but I'm just not inclined. Ultimately, though, given the political landscape, it is for all practical purposes more a political question, because a prosecutor can always decline to prosecute (i.e., exercise "prosecutorial discretion").

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    Has Flynn been convicted of breaking a law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    So there is no law that says a federal official that knows another federal official has committed a crime has to report the other official? Note this isn't a crime that wasn't related to his job or his clearance for his job because clearly it was.
    Flynn lied about being paid by the Russians. He was fired by the Obama Administration.

    Obama fired Michael Flynn. Trump made him national security adviser. Guess who Spicer blames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Has Flynn been convicted of breaking a law?
    He will be, its just a matter of time, I'm sure. I would not be surprised if Trump pardons' him so that Flynn does no jail time and he would have his criminal record cleared. Im sure Flynn will be able to continue to travel free as a bird in and out of the country with his nut job son. It's probably all been arranged by Trump and Flynn' people in exchange for Flynn shutting up about anything that might involve Trump and his people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Has Flynn been convicted of breaking a law?
    has Hillary?

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