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Trump on Flynn Deal: 'There Has Been Absolutely No Collusion'

Trump on Flynn Deal: 'There Has Been Absolutely No Collusion'

US President Donald Trump has defended the actions of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying they were "lawful".

Hours after he insisted there was "absolutely no collusion" with Russian Federation, the president - writing on Twitter - appeared to mourn Flynn's departure because his actions during the presidential transition "were lawful".

Trump's tweet was delivered while he was in a motorcade in midtown Manhattan heading to a fundraiser.

"Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel's Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation", Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Saturday.

"What has been shown is no collusion, no collusion", Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for fund-raising events in NY.

Strzok was reportedly reassigned this past summer from the Mueller investigation to the FBI's human resources department, according to The Times. In one of the conversations described in court documents, the men discussed an upcoming United Nations Security Council vote on whether to condemn Israel's building of settlements. This means ABC's story no longer contradicts Trump officials' claims about campaign contacts with Russian Federation or suggests that Trump is being investigated personally for potential collusion acitivities.

The White House has disputed Mr Comey's testimony.

Jan 20, 2017: Mr Trump takes office and Flynn becomes national security adviser.

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A few hours later, Mr. Strzok and his team were back in Mr. Comey's conference room for a final briefing: Only about 3,000 emails had been potentially work-related.

A plea agreement suggests that Flynn provided information to prosecutors beneficial to Mueller's investigation.

According to Trump's own tweet, he would have known Flynn had lied to the FBI at the time Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn, assuring him Flynn had done nothing wrong.

In an apparent shift from his initial rationale for firing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the President said Saturday that he "had" to fire him a month into his presidency because he not only lied to the Vice President, but also to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It has been reported that the official was Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, but Kushner's lawyer is yet to respond to the allegation.

The Justice Department inspector general's office said in a statement Saturday that its investigators are "reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them".

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.

"...just couldn't resist commenting on Flynn", Shaub tweeted.




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