Michael Flynn perfectly explains Trump’s presidency

Michael Flynn perfectly explains Trump's presidency 1

 

Although Michael Flynn was only Donald Trump’s national security adviser for 23 days, his rise, fall and resurgence — sort of — function as fitting bookends of Trump's four years in the White House. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why this often-overlooked character deserves more attention.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

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Michael Flynn asks to withdraw his guilty plea

Justice Department drops criminal case against Michael Flynn

Trump probably can't pardon himself. He may still try

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70 Comments on "Michael Flynn perfectly explains Trump’s presidency"

  1. Hey, Chris here. Do you think Trump will try to pardon himself?

    • unknownmovements | December 1, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      I ate at a new restaurant today that just opened here in town and they were serving FAKE NEWS burritos, RIGGED ELECTION beans, and CHINA VIRUS rice. It upset my stomach so much that I had to race home to take a DONALD and wipe my TRUMP.

    • Yes, of course he’ll try.

    • XXREBXX1 Morgan | December 1, 2020 at 10:05 PM | Reply

      if your asking me ,, i checked on that and all I could find was, actually its never been attempted but my opinion is I would thick its impossible and we cant move forward in time so that makes it illogical , hope I helped

    • Oh yeah!!!

    • Richard Darlington | December 1, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      @FlavCity
      Why would CNN want to cover up Trump’s contested election claims?

  2. Nane Neunmalklug | December 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM | Reply

    Send him to the wall! He likes to defend the US from grumpkins amd snarks!

  3. No mention of Bill Barr’s interference and the resignation of prosecutors…

    • SYNTHIA RAE DANCES | December 1, 2020 at 1:24 PM | Reply

      no mention of the democratic federal attorney Barr had review case that said case should be dropped

    • SYNTHIA RAE DANCES | December 1, 2020 at 1:25 PM | Reply

      @Nancy M. Ross no she was fired for saying she would would not enforce trumps an from 6 terrorist countries

    • Or Biden trying to get transition money, while he’s not been elected by the electoral college. I’m glad the treasury put a hold on the 400 billion dollar covid/stimulus fund. He would’ve took that and went back to Epstein house with Hillary and Obama for Thanksgiving. Smh.

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!….

  4. ABSOLUTELY ANTIFA | December 1, 2020 at 12:35 PM | Reply

    #CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY 🤔
    😷🌎

    • It’s Obama who messed with the votes, then Hillary(but they messed up somewhere)now Joe. Check out Richard Piton. He just uncovered how they stole the votes!

    • FUNNY – Giuliani Is Said to Have Discussed a Pardon With Trump.
      What crimes did Giuliani NOT do that require a pardon.
      He is admitting crimes

    • @24K InfO wee-woo wee-woo another rightoid that’s found “evidence”

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!….

  5. Tammie Heazlit | December 1, 2020 at 12:41 PM | Reply

    I still don’t believe Pence didnt know…

  6. I love how a scaramucci is a unit of measurement now. Trump will be gone in just 4 and the half muches.

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!….

    • @GO CAPS no voter fraud even Barr came out and said so 😂

    • @Biblical Kraken even Barr said no voter fraud 😂

    • Clifford Scharff | December 1, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      Six plus five = a mooch!👍👍

    • @GO CAPS The first one of your two video links is missing a “t” between the two “u”s.
      The link without the “t” takes you to some shady site where a warning pops up.

  7. After careful consideration 🤔, it’s not that they flip-flop, no no, the fence is too far for them to get to the other side.

  8. Veritasium Aequitasius | December 1, 2020 at 1:35 PM | Reply

    Play General McInerney’s Interview. I dare you.

  9. Gary Truthteller | December 1, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

    MAGAts love-up and elect a six-bankruptcy clown and then are like: “What (clown issues)”????

  10. Why don’t you just say they are both lying, corrupt scum as evidenced by…EVERYTHING about them. Good grief

    • Trump is BOSS

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    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!….

    • santa fe, bantayan island life | December 1, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      cnn on tape from insider ; how to cover up voter fraud . https://youtu.be/zMAcy66G_0c more to come hours more

    • @THE KRAKEN It’s bogus because it didn’t happen. My answer to your claim is that it’s fiction.

  11. He never lied to pence. The later knew everything ahead. They all lye. Scapegoat???

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!

    • Patou Leu, go no further, you are telling the truth. LIES and DECEPTIONS are precious tools at the disposal of ALL politicians, No Exception!

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!….

    • Jules Nagbunga | December 1, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @GO CAPS Bullshit! Stop trolling extreme right web sites

    • @Jules Nagbungahow do you know the person wasn’t trying to put a spin on the word?

  12. Who’s the mole that let Project Veritas in on CNN’s conference calls? 😂

    • santa fe, bantayan island life | December 1, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      insider at cnn releases tapes on cnn anti american hate and agenda against us . one tape after another . out in the open from project veritos https://youtu.be/HDd7ZNMuQZc

    • santa fe, bantayan island life | December 1, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      @lamusicadeadri insider at cnn releases tapes on cnn anti american hate and agenda against us . one tape after another . out in the open from project veritos https://youtu.be/HDd7ZNMuQZc

    • santa fe, bantayan island life | December 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      cnn on tape from insider ; how to cover up voter fraud . https://youtu.be/zMAcy66G_0c more to come ,hours more .

    • People inside CNN knows they have a problem, but there’s not a critical mass of people willing to stand up for what’s right. When good people like Greenwald and Weiss get mowed down for saying things that 80% of American believe, it’s going to take dozens of people to tame the mob. There’s a moral panic inside journalism right now.

    • @GO CAPS No one believes garbage like this. Haven’t you learned by now that OAN just makes things up just like Trump does.

  13. Flynn did more than a tenth. If he wasn’t guilty he wouldn’t have needed or accepted a pardon.

  14. Setting The Wheel In Motion | December 1, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    Pardons seem more like feeding the swamp than draining it.

    • Just if you are on the side of evil and take fake news as truth. In China they have just fake news. In the free word it still is just to turn of CNN and turn on your brain

  15. The guy pardoned Blagojevich. Of course he’s going to (try to) pardon himself…

  16. Eddieisherenow | December 1, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

    It’s funny watching Satan and his demons turn on one another.🤣

    • order or death 2020 | December 1, 2020 at 8:26 PM | Reply

      If you think that ,i suggest you watch the Michael Flynn interview from 2 days ago on worldview weekend. Michael Flynn and a bunch of others are going to be part of the armed takeover of America before the inauguration. Flynn is 100 percent behind trump and says so. Also Gen. Mcinerney stated that us special operations forces were killed by cia security officers at a cia server farm in Frankfurt Germany a week or so ago. This is going to be a shooting war very soon.

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!……

  17. Trump’s supporters will be so angry if they can understand sane English. 😂

    • Check this out, from fact news,
      OANNEWS!!!!
      The Fake mailing Ballots papers printed a Chinese painting company…. these fake mailing ballot papers were delivered to the USA on the CANADA dormer after passing though many countries around world….
      https://youu.be/3oSD7SxNDBEt
      https://youtu.be/JmPPFg8JzeU
      THIS EVIDENCE PILES Of fake mailing ballots were at least over the
      1~2 millions !!!!these fake mailing ballots were printing from Beijing in dmmm CCP CHINA!!!! and shippted to the NJ , and,, went to PA, MI, NE,WI, GA, VA, NC, …
      Is this getting famous FAKENEWS CONCAST FOXNEWS fake journalist old man kidding us, we all decent normal Americans?????
      WE ALL DECENT NORMAL AMERICANS DEMEND TO THE GENERAL BARR ,
      The witnesses must be protected the laws !!!!……

    • Anubhav Bhoumik | December 1, 2020 at 10:05 PM | Reply

      @GO CAPS will u shut up man

  18. moralinda nanas | December 1, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

    They’re not coming for ME. They’re coming for YOU. I’m just standing in the way.
    Donald Trump

  19. I’m taking a break from politics for a second to say that’s a nice tee shirt.

  20. Pusher Love Man | December 1, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

    Just bookmarking 5:18 for whenever anyone needs a definition of “whataboutism”

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