The Washington Times report from Thursday, December 18, 2016 that Michael Flynn Jr., who briefly served as Trump’s campaign manager until he was fired, tried to contact a senior Russian official while on vacation at his home while on vacation in the Netherlands for Christmas had only one purpose. It’s part of a much broader pattern of questionable and sometimes illegal activities that the FBI is investigating.
Flynn is the son of one of the nation’s most infamous terrorists, Gen. Mike Flynn, the current head of MI6, a secret and unaccountable agency that is an integral part of the Trump empire.
Mike Flynn went under the radar until Trump tapped him to become national security adviser after Flynn made misleading statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak. He has since been investigated by the FBI for misleading the vice president, his own White House staff and the foreign media about his discussions with Kislyak. He has also been subpoenaed by congressional Republicans, who are concerned that he may have violated their constitutional oversight authority and improperly interfered with the investigation.
Here’s what he did during his two years in the White House, according to the Wall Street Journal:
The son of a major supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was accused of attempting to make contact with a senior Russian official while vacationing at his family’s home in the Netherlands as part of a covert Russian campaign of influencing U.S. policy and financial transactions in Moscow. Flynn, who became a national security advisor later that summer, traveled to the eastern European country during his holiday at a time when the U.S. was pursuing sanctions against Russia over interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and had little expectation that Russia would retaliate after the sanctions were imposed. “We had all these sanctions that were on the line against Russia and it just dawned on me when I was in the middle of this trip that perhaps it would be beneficial to discuss the sanctions with them,” Flynn said in an interview for the Times. “I had already been speaking to the Russian ambassador about those issues. I think the Russians were very eager at that point to talk about making certain that those sanctions are lifted and making certain that we start to rebuild the relationship.”
For months now Mike Flynn Jr. has been on the receiving end of the same sort of treatment, but with a twist — a twist that leaves little doubt that he is the recipient of it. The Washington Times reports:
Michael Flynn Jr., the son of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn