At Root Of Mike Flynn Case: Did Donald Trump Direct Him To Lie To The FBI? | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

At Root Of Mike Flynn Case: Did Donald Trump Direct Him To Lie To The FBI? | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Peter Strzok, former FBI counterintelligence agent and author of "Compromised," talks with Rachel Maddow about why Mike Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia when he surely knew the FBI would know he was lying. Was he acting on orders?. Aired on 09/10/2020.
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At Root Of Mike Flynn Case: Did Donald Trump Direct Him To Lie To The FBI? | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

61 Comments on "At Root Of Mike Flynn Case: Did Donald Trump Direct Him To Lie To The FBI? | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Three times t’rump told the truth:
    1. If she weren’t my daughter, I’d want to date her.
    2. I don’t take any responsibility at all.
    3. I’m going to run this country the same way I run my business (straight into the ground).

    • @Stray Barron is def Ivanka’s kid and Melania has to raise him as her own in return for her parents’ green cards. And here I thought I was the only one who thought this.🤔

    • Tadas Blindavicius | September 11, 2020 at 4:06 AM | Reply

      Trump thinks American soldiers are disgusting. The veterans that gave their lives for the country, calling them losers and suckers is disgusting. And yet Trump calls Putin strong. Trump didn’t want any veterans that were wounded or amputees in his parade. But Trump wanted tanks and choppers North Korea’s Style parade. This is coming from a sitting president, a commander in chief. Trump has changed America in so many ways, but not for the better. Americans are losing their Democracy bit by bit. A large portion of America has their eyes wide shut. Trump is taking America in the direction of a dictatorship little by little. It’s what is happening from the start. Americans can’t allow Trump to remain in power, must vote Trump out.

    • Tadas Blindavicius | September 11, 2020 at 4:07 AM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker
      Your comments in favour of Trump, everywhere. Are you russian bot?

    • @Wild One Hehe LOL 😂🤣

    • @Bud Fudlacker how can you be for stumblin don?

  2. The motivating factors that drives a person to betray their own country, and become a willing agent of another hostile country are broken down into the acronym MICE.
    M oney
    I deology
    C ompromise/Coercion
    E go

    Trump clearly has no ideology, because he believes in nothing. But he is clearly susceptible to the other 3. Money, Ego and being Compromised. There’s no doubt that Putin, being a KGB agent, recognized those weaknesses in Trump from a mile away. People like Manafort, Kushner, Don Jr, Moscow Mitch, and many other Trump associates fell prey to at least 3 of those factors as well. Trump and his inner circle presented a target rich environment for Russan agents. I have no doubt that Putin was both dumbfounded, and elated at how many of Trump’s people were so eager to betray America…

    On April 18, 2019, a redacted copy of Mueller’s report was released to the public. The Mueller report builds on the U.S. intelligence conclusion that there were two campaigns to elect Trump— one run by Trump and one run by the Russian government. The Mueller report clearly identified connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. The report states that there were a total of 272 secret contacts between Trump’s team and Russia-linked operatives were identified, including at least 38 meetings. All of Trump’s people initially lied about these contacts when questioned.

    • @rethink62 LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL LOLOLOL only in America.

    • @Agolf Twittler That is why I don’t want to support Biden at all .

    • 💡  DOES ANYONE ELSE see what these Deep State demoRATS are up to ?? Republicans, Democrats,  Independents ….  EVERYONE,  plz put Politics behind and Realize what they are trying to do to our Country 👀 #WALKAWAY from the Leftists Media ,    #WALKAWAY from the Democrats Socialist Plantation !

    • Npc Dd1 More like Crony Capitalism! Eisenhower’ farewell address explains it all.

    • @ihave35cents I’m glad you have 35 cents, because i doubt you have 35 working braincells. .

  3. Imagine if Obama had done this….

    • Cougars & Tigers | September 11, 2020 at 8:18 AM | Reply

      Imagine if Trump said “you ain’t really black unless you vote for me” 🙄

    • Stop to steal my Trump sign | September 11, 2020 at 8:20 AM | Reply

      Obama was worse one, investigate him and put him in prison。

    • ihave35cents Educate me. Can you be specific on what Obama did? Sources? Obama had à Republican House and Senate and they did not Act? The only thing I remember is Gowdy spending millions on at least 3 Benghazi hearings and coming up empty each time. Unlike current Administration officials that hide behind “Execution Privilege”. Transparency vs Hiding from Congress.

    • @Dan Brtisson Flynn didn’t lie, Strzok did. Strzok claimed he discussed sanctions on the phone call, sanctions were not discussed only the expulsion of diplomats and to only be reciprocal after Obama expelled them. Strzok and his Fornicate Before Investigate team didn’t supply the transcripts, Brady material, as head of the DIA, Flynn would have assumed the transcripts were available and accurate. STRZOK LIED about the transcript, show me where sanctions are discussed? He cannot even tell us what evidence was used to open the investigation, Australia, re Downer, contacted the US before Trumps speech, LIAR.
      Mueller is a fraud as “could not exonerate” is not consistent with jurisprudence.

    • @Dan Brtisson Trump defeated a weaponized DOJ/FBI/CIA/5eyes/Malta/Ukraine. He is not a perfect man, possibly the evil character everyone portrays him to be, but the most investigated man in history is a victim first, this cannot ever happen to another POTUS. After that, real discussions can be had. They have handed Trump everything, powers the POTUS has never had. Fools.

  4. brilliantly said, ty mr strzok and dr maddow.

  5. Katie Hettinger | September 11, 2020 at 3:16 AM | Reply

    Maybe lying is a virus and Flynn caught it from the president.

    • Katie Hettinger | September 11, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @black feel Dear Heart, Trump has openly bragged about breaking 8 out of the 10 commandments. Willfully shuning his responsibility to address the pandemic may be a form of murder. Stealing from his father may constitute breaking the tenth. He has admitted he has never asked for God’s forgiveness so by Christ’s own words he is not a Christian. You may choose to believe some figure from the dark web over the bible, but I know evil when I see it in action.

    • @Katie Hettinger More power to you Katie.
      Thank you for standing firm, and in such an erudite and lucid manner. I wish there were more Americans like you. From where I stand, outside, looking in, the USA appears to now be a scarier place than Afghanistan!

    • 💡 instead of being Suckered and Distracted by all this “orange man bad news”  let Us Look closely 👀 at what the Democrat Party has presented Us to Vote For ???? 😥 a Dementia Lost  Joe Biden  …. is THIS the only guy we could get ??? C’mon Man !

    • Katie Hettinger | September 11, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      @steve huggett Your.most welcome I appreciate you moral support 🤗💖

    • @Katie Hettinger If you know evil when you see it you should have seen it in the four previous presidents and you certainly couldn’t vote for Biden. Trump may not be a saint but God uses imperfect people to accomplish his purposes. Trump is the most prolife president we have ever had and he has put more pedophiles in jail than any other president. The things he is doing are good for this country. I will not play judge and decide who is a Christian or not.

  6. I was struck by Strzok’s (I know I know) testimony before Congress last year, he was articulate, knowledgeable and gave absolutely no quarter to the GOP Freedom Caucus hacks, like Ghomert and Jordan who were there to rip him apart. They failed and looked stupid and ham fisted in the process.

  7. Why? Barr is a stooge for Trump, not an Attorney General

  8. 200.000 Americans died. The US is NOT ‘a great succes story’ 🙄

  9. Madison Heights | September 11, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    My mother had a saying, “I don’t care if the Queen of England…..” Mom was British. I don’t understand why there are so many bootlickers around Trump. The only explanation I can come up with is that they too must have hatred in their hearts for the US and want a dictatorship because they certainly behave as if he is king.

  10. Tadas Blindavicius | September 11, 2020 at 3:59 AM | Reply

    People who are actually innocent don’t protest so much, because they know that the facts are on their side, and will exonerate them. Only guilty people try to obstruct investigations, get out of testifying, claim the whole thing should be shut down, refuse to cooperate with investigators, and try to convince others that they can’t trust the truth, or what they see, and hear. Only guilty crooks, conmen, and mobsters act against investigators. Trump is a liar and so his administration. They are currently destroying America’s democracy. Americans can’t allow Trump to remain in power, must vote Trump out.

    • Have you been paying attention lately to the democrats and their cities! YOU’RE AN ABSOLUTE MORON!

    • Tadas Blindavicius | September 11, 2020 at 11:18 AM | Reply

      @Rob Pierce
      When Trump was asked about Russia supplying weapons to the Taliban, Trump said, “Well, we supplied weapons when they were fighting Russia, too.” LOL Trump defended Russia in the exact same manner that Putin would have. In fact, it was almost as if the reporter was interviewing Putin himself, based on the lies, deflections, and whataboutisms that Trump gave as answers. The sad truth is that Trump owes to the Russians way too much money for him to ever question Putin about anything. Since the 80s the Russians have been financially supporting Trump and bailing him out from bankruptcy after American banks stopped loaning Trump money. He is still indebted to them today. And just like any loyal dog, Trump knows better not to bite the hand that feeds him.

  11. April Jones-Foston | September 11, 2020 at 4:08 AM | Reply

    trump’s normal course of actions, require LYING.

  12. Or was (is) Flynn a Russian asset who was (is) following the directions of his Russian handlers?
    Either or both are possible.
    Vote blue.

  13. Of course he told Flynn to lie, and as he told the ICE and other officials, there will be a pardon waiting in case he’s prosecuted although billly barrf will never allow it to get that far! It’s going to so amazing to see January come up and the criminals go down- hard! I can’t wait to see all of the mug shots! I wonder if barrf or his dejoy-boy will share a cell with him? They could do Trump’s hair and make-up for him!

    • Flynn didn’t lie, Strzok did. Strzok claimed he discussed sanctions on the phone call, sanctions were not discussed only the expulsion of diplomats and to only be reciprocal after Obama expelled them. Strzok and his Fornicate Before Investigate team didn’t supply the transcripts, Brady material, as head of the DIA, Flynn would have assumed the transcripts were available to you and used accurately. STRZOK LIED about the transcript, show me where sanctions are discussed? He cannot even tell us what evidence was used to open the investigation, Australia, re Downer, contacted the US before Trumps speech, LIAR.
      Why did Clapper come to Oz in March 2016?

  14. Trump “I have the best memory perhaps of any president in history”
    Trump’s written answers for the Mueller probe “I don’t recall”

    He couldn’t meet face to face because he couldn’t be trusted not to compulsively lie.

  15. Richie Tattersall | September 11, 2020 at 7:02 AM | Reply

    Lying to either branch of Congress, the CIA & the FBI is Perjury, a Felony.

    • Flynn would not lie to Congress for Obama. That why Obama fired him.

    • Richie Tattersall | September 11, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      @Earl of Mar
      You’re just as much of a fool as Donald Trump is, he was playing games with Russia, THAT’S the reason he was fired. Obama WARNED Trump about him, that’s the reason Trump DID hire him, he DIDN’T fire him until it became public knowledge.
      Congress: Republican House of Representatives for the last 6 years of Obama’s 2 terms in office, Republican Senate for the last 4.
      If he had done one single thing they COULD have filed Articles of Impeachment for doing, why didn’t they? Because he didn’t.

    • Richie Tattersall | September 11, 2020 at 6:42 PM | Reply

      @Earl of Mar
      More proof you’re a fool?
      Congress has the Authority to issue a subpoena to any person within the borders of this country, working for Obama or not did not make a difference.

    • Flynn didn’t lie, Strzok did. Strzok claimed he discussed sanctions on the phone call, sanctions were not discussed only the expulsion of diplomats and to only be reciprocal after Obama expelled them. Strzok and his Fornicate Before Investigate team didn’t supply the transcripts, Brady material, as head of the DIA, Flynn would have assumed the transcripts were available to you and accurate. STRZOK LIED about the transcript, show me where sanctions are discussed? He cannot even tell us what evidence was used to open the investigation, Australia, re Downer, contacted the US before Trumps speech, LIAR.
      Clapper came to Australia in March 2016, why, it was a personal visit?

  16. The FBI all wiped their phones before the investigation.

    PS This guy is going to prison.

  17. The fact that Flynn has the DOJ fighting to have all charges dropped shows that he did “Fat Donny” a favor!

    • Strzok just lied to you. The transcripts do NOT contain discussions of sanctions, only the expulsion of diplomats. Why was the investigation opened? Australia contact the US re Downer before Trumps speech. Strzok got it wrong – AKA he lied.
      Mueller is a fraud, could not exonerate is not consistent with jurisprudence.

  18. “Trump begged China like a dog to help him win re-election”

    – The Lincoln Project.

  19. Dogturd J. Trunt: The world’s finest exponent of coproglossolalia.

  20. The “ doesn’t matter “ presidency . Does anyone really care or believe in the law anymore ?

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