Lock Him Up: Robert Mueller just arrested & charged Michael Flynn

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LOCK HIM UP. LOCK HIM UP. LOCK HIM UP. LOCK THIS BITCH UP.

Michael Flynn is a douchebag, a traitor, a liar, a misogynist, a crook and a Deplorable. He served as Donald Trump’s senior foreign policy advisor during the campaign and transition, then he served a brief tenure as National Security Advisor in the first month of the Trump administration. In that space of time, Flynn committed dozens of felonies and what I assume are multiple acts of treason. And this morning he was arrested and charged with one felony count of making false statements to the FBI (lying to the FBI is a felony).

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia’s ambassador. He is due to appear in court later Friday morning, a court spokesperson said. The White House declined to immediately comment.

Flynn is the first Trump administration official and the fourth connected to the campaign to be charged as part of Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump’s team, as well as potential obstruction of justice and financial crimes. The charge against Flynn is the first in Mueller’s probe that has reached someone in the Trump White House and is the latest sign that the special counsel’s investigation is intensifying.

Flynn’s lawyers have previously criticized media reports about his connection to the Russia investigation as peddling “unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo directed against him.” Flynn hasn’t spoken publicly since his ouster in February. The charges mark yet another stunning downfall for Flynn, 58, a retired general who rose to the highest ranks of the Army over a three-decade career — only to see him drummed out of the military by the Obama administration before unexpectedly rising again on the heels of Trump’s election victory.

[From CNN]

Much like the Paul Manafort situation, Robert Mueller is locking these motherf–kers down on the smaller charges because the bigger pieces of the investigation are forthcoming, and bigger, more significant charges will be coming in the weeks and months ahead. We learned a week ago that Flynn’s legal team had stopped working with Trump’s lawyers, which many took as a signal that Flynn was cutting some kind of deal with Mueller, in exchange for Mueller NOT filing any charges against Flynn’s equally deplorable adult son. Flynn is a weasel, a hypocrite and a douchebag. Never forget this:

Update: Oooooooo….

Update #2: Here’s Flynn’s statement, which he released after pleading guilty to his one felony count, per his agreement with Mueller to squeal like a piggie. This bitch is like “oh, I didn’t really commit treason you guys!”

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  1. Lynnie says:

    Christmas came early af and I for one am loving it 😎🎉🎅🏾

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Chanukah came early too! Starts Dec 12, everyone welcome to borrow.
      Season of Miracles! Festival of Light!

      How long before we get to breathe again? So much more to come.

      • Lynnie says:

        Oooh I’m all for some Chanukah. Kwanzaa too. In fact all the holidays 🎉🎉🎉🎉😂.

        Personally for me my breath is still being held, because I know by this time tomorrow something terrible will come out from the WH, but I think it’s important to celebrate little victories such as this 😊. Also long time no see 👋🏾💖

      • Lightpurple says:

        The airing of the grievances will be epic this Festivus!

      • magnoliarose says:

        YES!!!! We are getting ready for Chanukah. We are all trying to make sure to be together this year. It has been a hard year.
        I hadn’t heard much about Kwanzaa in the last few years, but this season it is more important than ever to respect it. In Louisiana, I know some families eat gumbo and Creole dishes, but in New York and California, it seems to be more Caribbean with some southern dishes.
        Is there a customary menu or dessert?

      • Megan says:

        And this totally steals the thunder from Senate Republicans as they pass their hideous tax bill.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        I’m guessing Hanukkah may be pretty subdued around the Kushner house, with Daddy potentially facing charges in the New Year.

    • Mgsota says:

      Yes!!!! All I want for Christmas is a Trump impeachment/nervous breakdown…whatever gets him and his cronies out of the White House!!!

      • Lynnie says:

        Actually me rn. Karma for Christmas would be great!

      • notasugarhere says:

        I want Pence out too. No way on earth he wasn’t present during some of these shenanigans. All horrible options down the line, but that might rattle enough cages to stop the steamrolling over due process of things directly-impacting lives (health care, tax reform, gutting the national parks, etc.).

      • Lolo86lf says:

        Another one bites the dust :-) Thank you Karma or early Santa Claus, whichever did it.

      • MI6 says:

        THANK YOU JESUS 👐
        can I get a Amen
        Or several

      • henry says:

        Sorry that’s not going to happen. Flynn lied to FBI. same as Martha Stewart same as Hillary. Has nothin to do with Trump. NSA advisors are supposed to talk to foreign governments. His crime is lying to FBI about TURKEY

      • Megan says:

        @henry Read the indictment, it is for lying about meetings with Kislyak and if you read the documents Mueller submitted, Flynn will testify that they were illegally trying to influence US foreign policy. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/12/flynn-indictment-shows-he-committed-a-more-serious-offense-than-lying-to-the-fbi/

      • Tiny Martian says:

        henry: Lol! You must have missed the news that Flynn is testifying against Trump.

        Have a Happy New Year!

      • holly hobby says:

        @Henry. That was the terms of the plea bargain. Flynn had to plea on something. The other charges against him and his horrible son were much much worse than lying to the FBI. Obviously you haven’t been following the narrative.

      • Charlie says:

        I want to be so excited about this. But, Henry’s right: they call it the ‘Martha Stewart law’ and it’s not about what you lied about ONLY that you lied (which can be a lie of omission). It is the very least they can charge him with.

        Yes, I want Trump gone, at almost any cost, but this is a General who was in charge of National Security and who’s actions leave little doubt of treason. This is a Big Fish, and I hate the idea that he may only be charged with this slap on the wrist.

        In the meantime, Republicans are fast tracking a budget that will also gut the Johnson Amendment – it’s a death knell for separation of church and state because Trump’s base believe only certain ammendments need safeguarding.

        I know more is coming but I don’t feel like I can in uncross my fingers or quit holding my breath yet.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        @Henry-yes, keep telling yourself. The only way Flynn has been indicted on just ONE charge is because he’s flipped on Trump and Kushner to protect himself and his son.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “Has nothin to do with Trump.”

        LOL. His agreement says he is prepared to testify that candidate Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians. Wishful thinking on your part, Henry.

      • Delia says:

        Folks – keep in mind that Mueller would not agree to a plea deal for such a “small” charge if Flynn did not offer very, very important information. There is very good reason to be hopeful.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Fingers crossed we’ll be getting loads of indictments for Christmas (and Bodhi Day, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice/Yule, New Year, etc.). All tied up with a Big Red Russian Bow.

      WATP, this year I’ve ended up with blue-and-white snowflake wrapping paper for my Jewish friends. Anything Chanukah-specific was encrusted in glitter.

    • Becks says:

      Happy Holidays y’all! This is the best news I’ve heard this morning 🎇🙌😀

    • ann says:

      THIS IS FABULOUS! AND I’M NOT EVEN AMERICAN!!!

  2. Alexandria says:

    I gushed an emphatic yes while in the bus and hubby was like what!?! Merry Xmas from a non American!

  3. Jussie says:

    Love it! Keep ‘em coming!

  4. Nicole says:

    Muller walks in a black hood to his board
    *pulls out a red sharpie*
    Crosses out Flynn’s picture.

  5. Beth says:

    Awesome. Who’s next?

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Someone above Flynn. Pyramid’s getting narrow.

      Manafort’s being given a bit of breathing space so he served his purpose. Presume he’ll still go to jail.

      • Lightpurple says:

        They are all still going to prison. Any pleas will be for lesser charges to avoid lengthy terms or, because some charges may involve treason, the death penalty

      • jwoolman says:

        Manafort really should sneak out of the country while his ankle bracelet is off…. I think he’s toast. That of course would be considered proof of guilt. He could afford to sacrifice the bail money if he has enough stashed elsewhere.

        He could go to Dubai and play golf while waiting for Trump to join him.

    • Sherry says:

      One of the center/right sites I read pointed out that Flynn would have gotten 60 years for these charges, but his plea is pulling that down to 12 – 15 months. Flynn’s obviously got some pretty damning evidence/testimony against someone much higher up and that person should be shaking in their shoes right about now.

      • Laura says:

        I thought the same thing.

      • jwoolman says:

        Seth Abramson’s analysis on Twitter is worth looking at. He says the meager charge tells us that what Flynn offered is explosive. They have many other things to charge him with that would keep him in prison for a long time. The minimal charge means he is able to incriminate the people higher up on the food chain, which in Flynn’s case means either Pence or Trump or both. He worked with Kushner also, so Mueller has been talking to him also.

        Remember that Flynn tried to get immunity for testifying to Congress months ago. He said then that he had a story to tell and wanted to tell it.

        Plus Kushner is chargeable with a felony (and likely Ivanka also) for lying to the FBI on his application for a security clearance. I’m sure he has lied in face to face encounters with the FBI also. The whole darned team has been consistently lying about foreign contacts, which is how we know that their talks with Russian officials were not innocent. They’ve been weaving a very tangled web indeed.

        I have never believed that Flynn was acting on his own. That never made any sense. I was sure that Trump not only approved but asked him to do it. There are all sorts of indications in the timing of statements during the campaign that show Trump was very aware of what the Russians were doing to support his candidacy all along. He wasn’t out of the loop, he was making the loop.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Seth Abramson is my go-to for news regarding the russia probe, and according to his twitter account:

      ” So what we’ve learned today is (a) Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is a target of the Mueller probe (as I and many attorneys have long said); (b) Jared Kushner is almost certainly also a target; (c) Kushner needs a new lawyer; (d) Pence may also be a target.”

      • Laura says:

        Hoping to get Trump and Pence and put a monkey wrench in passing this tax plan.Just read this was supposed to really screw the younger generation that has had a difficult enough time as it is.It would be great if this scandal really gets rid of a number of members in the Republican party because anyone who supports this horrific piece of legislation is as close to being a traitor as one can get.

  6. minx says:

    Muelller punches up, not down. Flynn had to give up some juicy stuff for this deal.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Absolutely. Mueller has signaled, with this action, that he has the goods to nail Donny Two Scoops.

      Expect Cheeto to go completely batshit.

      • MI6 says:

        I think he’s there already 🤣🤣

      • Megan says:

        My glee is massively tempered by my fear over how Trump will respond. I have no doubt he will start a war if needed.

      • Lily T says:

        It is likely Flynn has the goods on Pence as well as Donny boy. The plea deal shows that Flynn was conspiring at the same time Pencewas lying about his knowledge of Flynn’s actions. Talk about a Christmas present!

        Looking forward to Don The Con’s imminent epic meltdown 😃

      • Christin says:

        Something has clearly been wrong the past week or so (more than the usual). The temperature is rising in DC. I guess the ego trip of running for highest office (and associated money making) isn’t so grand now. Just waiting on the money laundering type charges that I think will hit a bunch of the key players.

    • C-Shell says:

      Just watching Michael Zeldin on CNN (used to be Mueller’s special assistant in DOJ). He agrees in that the lies Mueller is tagging Flynn with are about Russian sanctions (Sessions, Kushner, Don Jr, et al.) and UN/Israel (Kushner, et al.). In other words, lies that implicate several other big fish and not just Flynn. Mueller needs to be every news magazine’s Person of the Year.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes. Apparently he is stating that he was directed by the Trump transition team to connect with the Russians.

      Add this to the fact that the Trump administration kept him on and in security council meetings AFTER Sally Yates told them that Flynn had lied to the FBI, and it paints a very damning picture.

  7. Juls says:

    *Hands Eric a glass of champagne*
    The dominoes are falling!

    • Eric says:

      Boom!
      Called it this morning at 5:42 PDT!
      Merry Fucking Christmas everyone!!!!!

      White Hats everywhere! Santa Mueller gave Flynn an easy deal which means Flynn has a Santa Satchel worth of words to spew!

      • HelloSunshine says:

        Hey Eric! You are super knowledgeable about all this stuff and I am far from it lol so question: what kind of info would Flynn have to give up to only get one charge you think? Isn’t that a significant drop from what they could’ve charged him with? I’m planning on reading up on it but can’t til my son takes a nap hahah

      • Juls says:

        Cheers Eric! You have been calling it all along. And you have been Spot. On. Hive five! Now, let’s have a toast and drink up! Merry Christmas!

      • Eric says:

        Answer:
        Flynn is pleading to a lesser charge (5 yrs max in prison) to cooperate with Mueller. Remember this. As NSA in the WH, Flynn has only two people above him to testify against: the VP and the President. Sessions, Kushner are LATERAL people. It makes no sense for Mueller to tighten the screws on lateral people. Plus Mueller has all he needs on Kushner already (much heavier charges than Flynn).
        So Mueller has at least Pence in sights but more likely is trying to get Emperor Zero.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, Eric, cheers to you! Holy sh$t I stepped away from my computer for an hour and I came back to this!?! Still processing…

      • Eric says:

        I’m clinking glasses with Juls, Esmom, Chrissy, kitten, everyone!

      • HelloSunshine says:

        That is exactly what I was hoping to hear Eric. Cheers!!
        Do you guys think this will happen before Christmas? I have to see my very conservative in laws right after and wonder how smug I should be? Just kidding 😉

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Thank you, Eric, for making such interesting points! Very insightful.

      • Christin says:

        Eric, I must admit I first thought you were being overly optimistic with the Christmas presents prediction. I am glad you were right!

        Emperor Zero does everything bigger and better, and has the BEST around him. They’ve managed to outpace the Watergate investigation leading to charges. I truly thought it would be springtime next year before anything started to shake out, but this crew is the BEST at being dumb enough to be cornered quickly.

      • Eric says:

        Christin:
        I totally get it. It’s been very dark lately and optimism looks ridiculous. Emperor Zero is going down though.
        Just remember, peeps:
        There will be very very dark days ahead. Keep your spirits up, talk with friends, enjoy some adult beverages, come to CB to vent. The United States has had dark days before and she always comes out better for it. Liberty, freedom, patriotism, truth.

        Peace

  8. PunkyMomma says:

    🎶🎵🎶🎄 Santa Claus is coming to town 🎄🎶🎵🎶

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      He made a list,
      He checked it twice,
      Time in prison won’t be too nice,
      Robert Mueller is coming to town 🎅

    • Giddy says:

      Yes, oh yes! All I asked for is indictments, and Mueller came through.Celebrate Celebitches!🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈

    • Jerusha says:

      Mueller-Person of the Year!

      • Branvoyage says:

        Omg imagine how crazy Trump will go if Meuller is Time’s person of the year 😂

      • Juls says:

        TIME has to give it to him now. The Orange turd is melting down now, I presume. Making Mueller person of the Year will give Cheetolini an aneurysm for sure.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Koch brothers just bought TIME. That may be the end of TIME as we know it. See the New Yorker article from a few days ago.

      • holly hobby says:

        If the Kochs are smart they would lie low for several years. All of these jerks are dirty.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        @holly hobby, the Kochs may be smart, but they likely have the same fatal flaw as other incredibly powerful and corrupt men: they think their power and money make them untouchable.

  9. Sayrah says:

    This is freaking awesome

  10. Digitial Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    Flynn must have cut a deal for the lesser charge, wonder what Emperor Orange will tweet up a storm about. Uday and the KenDoll will be bricking it as am sure similar charges will be coming their way, BOTH have lied to the FBI.

    • lucy2 says:

      He’s about to plead guilty to giving false statements to the FBI. Given all the dirt they have on him, he HAD to have flipped and given Mueller & Co. some major info. This is big.

      I wonder if he will be stripped of his military rankings and all. It’s bad enough when a civilian conspires with foreign governments against their own country, but an Army General? Disgraceful.

      • Chrissy says:

        Stripping him of his ranking and his pension would be great. What a disgrace.

      • holly hobby says:

        Yep I’m all for no pension and stripping of the rank. He also doesn’t get buried at Arlington! My HS teacher passed away recently and he was buried in Arlington cemetery. We never knew he was a highly decorated general!

    • Person3514 says:

      Yesterday I saw an article saying Flynn made a plea deal or something. I think it mentioned an 11 or 12 million bail or plea deal. I’m not really sure I just kind of skimmed over it because I had already reached my political limit, but some kind of deal has been made. I hope this really is just the beginning and it leads to Trump being outed eventually.

      • swak says:

        The bail deal was for Manafort because he wants out of house arrest.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m shocked they gave Manafort bail. House arrest is generous for what he’s been indicted for, and wasn’t he the one with multiple passports and lots of overseas connections? Talk about a flight risk.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        lucy2-I figure they had to sweeten Manafort’s deal to get more cooperation.

  11. SlightlyAnonny says:

    Bobby Three Sticks is on the move!

  12. Nicegirl says:

    It’s Mueller Time! Oh happy day

  13. third ginger says:

    I wonder. When a man is a vile, evil, treasonous creep[ he must know that deep down] how does he attack HRC at the convention? Is it hubris? White male entitlement? Anyway, we all know what they say about Karma, and how SHE will eventually find you!!! [With some help from a top notch investigator]

  14. Izzy says:

    My co-worker and I literally sitting here CACKLING at this headline. The BEST.

    Game of Thrones: Deplorables Edition

  15. Jayna says:

    Indeed, Christmas did come early. Arrested and is going to plead guilty, which means he is cooperating. Trump and his swamp in The White House must be having a meltdown. AND U2′s new album hit at 12 midnight, and I stayed up for it. The boys are back and finally with a great album. And I’ve been off work all week.

    Life is so good today for me,

    • Jerusha says:

      I’s not a swamp. It’s a cesspool. Flush them ALL.

      • third ginger says:

        Right you are, Jerusha. In a swamp, you might at times, come across an interesting, even beautiful, animal.

      • Lynnie says:

        Hi Jerusha! A little OT, but I was wondering how the Jones campaign is going. I was reading an article in how he has him beat in some really poignant ads 7-1, but then I read another article where it said his lead in some polls was kind of stagnating, and some were using the national vilification of Moore to rally against him. I was wondering what your honest opinion is seeing as how you’re part of the volunteer effort. I apologize if you’ve answered this all before

      • Jerusha says:

        It’s close. We’ll be up in one poll, down in another. It’ll come down to turnout. The neighborhoods I canvassed were 100% African-American apart from the four white gay men and the two Ugandan immigrants. EVERYBODY was enthusiastically for Doug. In my phone banking, everyone I’ve spoken to has been for Doug, except the man who said he didn’t vote and one person who didn’t want to answer. Now a Repub has offered himself as a write-in. Don’t know how that’ll affect it. Most Moore support will be rural. Why, IDK, not a single Repub policy helps rural people. I look at these female Moore supporters who are my age and think “WTH, we all came of age in the 60s. I took part in the social movements of that time. Why are you still living in the 50s?”
        Wednesday night the Pedo was at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church for a church service/political rally(illegal). It’s just seven miles down the road from me. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?? The links I posted are some of the highlights. And check out Kimmel’s twitter war with the Perv.
        http://twitter.com/trumpera_2017/status/936447655990964224
        http://twitter.com/politiwhatblog/status/936385678882959360
        In this last link, I guess kiddie diddlers gotta stick together.
        http://articles.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/11/minister_convicted_of_obstruct.amp

      • magnoliarose says:

        Piggybacking Lynnie. How is it going Jerusha?

        No swamp because at least it serves a purpose as a place for some forms of life.
        It is a cesspool in the 11th century with extra Middle Ages diseases. (My daughter is doing a project on Vikings, so my mind is there. She is obsessed.) We no longer have cures for these mysterious diseases except to burn it and then cover it with 400 layers of lye and stone.

        Odin hear our pleas!

      • jetlagged says:

        @Jerusha, wishing you and all the decent people in Alabama the best during the next few weeks. I was reading some of the comments on an Alabama news article and I nearly burst into tears at the awful things I was reading. Deplorables all, with most of them gloating about sending one of their own to DC in order to stick it to everyone else. It really made me fear for the future of our society. Here’s hoping the good work you are doing will make a difference.

    • Jerusha says:

      The Fat Orange Turd POS got his feelings hurt when his boy, Luther Strange, lost the primary to Pedo Moore, so he’s not coming to Alabama to stump for his fellow pervert. Instead, he’s coming to Pensacola four days before the election for a “rally.” Pensy is 20 miles across the border, so some of our mouth breathers will be there, for sure. IIRC, Pensacola was where he held a rally and (typically) stiffed some little girls who performed for him. Can’t learn too early that he’s crap.

      • Snowflake says:

        Oh, God, my mom lives close to Destin. An hour or so from Pensacola. One of the druggies in her neighborhood has a Trump bumper sticker. Pensacola has beautiful beaches, military bases. GA and AL come down for vacation. Trump’s base for sure.

      • Sara says:

        I live in Pensacola. They are not even advanced enough for mouth-breathing here. The trumpet-blowers get most of their political robotry from a bunch of megachurches and some rogue extremist evangelicals. The Bible-thumpers literally stand on street corners in their ties waving their Good Book and screaming at traffic. This was the birthplace of the homicidal anti-reproductive freedom terrorists, who are now very much underground. I know two people who were injured in those attacks in the 90s.

        The panhandle has been written off by sane political operatives for years even though we have a substantial progressive veteran presence. I was on the Democratic Executive Committee for years and resigned when the treasury officer was taken back after being convicted for financial crimes. The formal Dem Party structure here is pathetic and beyond dysfunctional.

        Just talked to a political consultant in South Carolina who ran the Iowa caucuses for the Kerry campaign. She’s a hard-core number cruncher and is focused on making sure that five states don’t have the power to elect anything resembling a Trump ever again. Ours is basically a structural problem. Abolish the Electoral College. Now.

      • third ginger says:

        Thanks to everyone fighting the good fight in the deep South. My hometown is Columbus, Ga. I went to Auburn [Jerusha and I have joked about this.]. Destin and the Gulf coast beaches have been favorite vacation spots for my family. So much to love about the South. I will never give up football, hush puppies , and potato salad. Good people like those posting are the hope for a turnaround like the one we have been having here in Virginia. Again, my thanks and admiration.

  16. MellyMel says:

    Happy Friday indeed!

  17. Who ARE These People? says:

    Hip hip hooray!

    I still called my Senator (the one without the busy signal) to say this would be the worst possible day to pass a bankrupting tax bill, given the potential upheaval in American democracy.

    They’ll probably grab the money bag on the way out the door, though.

  18. Natalie S says:

    Tell them winter came for Administration Trump!

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
    And bring him to the ground
    You can beat him, you can cheat him
    You can treat him bad and leave him when he’s down

    But I’m ready, yes, I’m ready for you
    I’m standing on my own two feet
    Out of the doorway the bullets rip
    Repeating to the sound of the beat

    We NEED another one gone please. And another one gone. And another one gone.

    • the_blonde_one says:

      i LITERALLY have the video and various memes saved on all my devices and posted it JUST NOW. I like to believe Freddie would be down with that :)

  20. babykitten says:

    Just high-fived my mom in the kitchen.

  21. OSTONE says:

    Christmas came early!!!! Thank you, Santa Mueller! Seriously not a better way to start December!

  22. Tiny Martian says:

    Oh good, it’s about time. Next up: Jared!

  23. Neelyo says:

    I’m not celebrating yet. There’s still the poison pill tax bill and now Trump will begin to try and fire Mueller. We need to brace ourselves.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      It’s this horrible tradeoff, the sense is the Senate wants to get that bill before taking the gloves off with Trump. Burr’s finally (grr) coming forward about Trump’s summertime pressure was a shot across the bow.

    • holly hobby says:

      I don’t think Orange Lizard can fire Mueller at this point. Any removal will automatically incur a catastrophic Constitutional melt down (it certainly feels that way now but the firing would be worse). Congress would have to act. They can’t hide behind GOP vs. DEM either.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      True. I just called Bob Corker’s local office again, literally begging them to tell him to vote no. Although I realize he is a yes on it. Many battles to go to get our country back!

  24. Indiana Joanna says:

    YAH!!!!!!!

  25. IlsaLund says:

    Please Santa, let Jared be next on the Christmas list. I haven’t stopped cackling since I heard the news.🤣😂🤣😂

  26. The Original Mia says:

    What a glorious morning! Mr. Lock Her Up! is gonna be locked up himself. And the fact he got such a sweetheart deal (few months in prison) means he gave up the goods on folks higher up. Trump is probably raging. Tweetstorm to come. Princess Nagini is probably wondering if she can divorce Sexless Ken before he heads to prison. Donald Jr is too dumb to recognize danger, so he’s probably sitting around with his thumbs stuck up his butt. Eric is irrelevant, and probably hopes they’ve forgotten his little charity scam.

  27. CharlieBouquet says:

    I just can’t get excited. I have lost faith in the political and judicial system. It is forever stained.

    • Jerusha says:

      My fear is that during Nixon’s time we still had some honorable Republicans. Those people are an extinct species now.

      • Christin says:

        There is no H. Baker today. Corker and Flake talk the talk, but are bailing out instead of truly fighting the good fight.

  28. Who ARE These People? says:

    Charge Kushner on the first night of Chanukah. I hate it when Jews give lie to the great reputation we’ve worked so hard to maintain. ; )

  29. Branvoyage says:

    Likely sociopathy.

  30. robyn says:

    YES!!!! LOCK HIM UP!!!! Wow locking this guy up is an early Christmas present indeed. I actually haven’t even listened to the news yet so am getting this first from you HERE on YOUR site Kaiser. Wow … I must dash off and listen to it all. Can’t wait for Trump and his enablers to also see justice done to them. Lock up all these racist, treasonous Russian lovers. Hopefully, this has teeth because there have been so many disappointments watching this bunch get away with everything.

  31. Nene's Wig says:

    I’m thrilled about this, especially as it means Flynn has flipped!!

    However, this news is covering up the other news that the senate has gotten enough votes to push the horrific tax bill through.

  32. K (now K2!) says:

    This is so brilliant. They are cutting deals for lesser charges, and the only explanation is, surely, that in return they sing like freaking canaries, no? Is that how it works over there? Please say yes!

    I feel more hopeful as this autumn wears into winter than I have all year.

  33. Laura says:

    Knowing that stupid tax bill is going to pass has seriously burst my bubble. Those evil a-holes in Congress must pay for this. Bastards!

    The only thing that is keeping me from not being horribly depressed is wondering who is next on Mueller’s list! It has to be Don Jr. or Kushie. Hopefully both!

  34. Neelyo says:

    I just read that Flynn is going to testify against the Trumps. I need to find the source, but now I’m starting to get a little excited…

  35. Me46 says:

    ABC News is reporting that Flynn is preparing to testify that as a candidate, trump directed him to make contact with the Russians.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/michael-flynn-charged-making-false-statements-fbi-documents/story?id=50849354

    If true,trump is cooked.

    • Sam the pink says:

      This is major, major stuff. Flynn is willing to testify that a sitting president betrayed the nation. This is huge. Gird your loins, people, we’re about to seriously go for a ride.

    • Jayna says:

      OMG, OMG, OMG. Hallelujah!

    • B n A fn says:

      That’s why the dotard would NEVER critize putin. Drain the swam, mr Mueller.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I feel so vulnerable! I dont want to get my hopes up only to see them crash, but this seems like a HUGE freaking deal!!!! Gaahh!!!!

    • Jerusha says:

      We still have to flip Congress.as I stated in #27, there are no honorable Republicans in charge anymore.

      • third ginger says:

        So true, friend. Here in Va., we used to have a perfectly fine Republican senator, John Warner. You might remember he was one of Liz Taylor’s husbands. Today, we have great Democrats, but the Trump taint even extends to a little weasel like Ed Gillespie with an R. by his name, He just could not carry it off and was beaten like a rented mule by our new governor elect, Dr. Ralph Northam.

      • Jerusha says:

        IIRC Liz left John because he had problems with her dog’s pooping here and there.😂😂😂 Always loved her for her love of animals.

  36. Jay (the Canadian one) says:

    How is saying you plead guilty as a strategy for your family etc. “accepting full responsibility”? Even this statement of his is dodgy.

  37. Pandy says:

    Yeah, sure, invoke your “faith”, Flynn. We all know that flew out the door when you had the chance to pump up your bank account with a spot of treason.

  38. v says:

    It’ s my 21st birthday! this might honestly be the best gift I’ve been given in a long time.

  39. B n A fn says:

    Now we know why the dotard has been going crazy all week. I bet my last dollar he knew that Flynn was going to plea guilty and agree to cooperate with Mr Mueller. Drain the swamp arm Mueller. Next baby dotard and princess dotard then THE DOTARD. “ Lock them all up”: hopefully, by next year the dotard will be out of office, that’s my Christmas wish.

    • Jayna says:

      Yep. His twitter vomiting, even for him, makes sense.

    • Lady D says:

      Trump would lose his mind a little bit more every time someone close to him was arrested. If he wasn’t so dangerous it might be enjoyable watching his fear driven nonstop temper tantrum. Surely even his level of narcissism could eventually read the writing on the wall?

  40. emma33 says:

    Oh…MYGOD. Those updates are everything!!! So, Flynn is going to testify against Trump. I wonder how Bannon/Fox will spin this…more fake news?

    This is awesome. Some good news at last…hugs from Mexico to the U.S. posters!

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Sorry to keep quoting Abramson, but his twitter feed is fascinating:

      “The amount of disinformation coming from Fox News and Trump allies right now will be written about in history books for years to come as constituting an infamous domestic disinformation campaign.”

      Hope he’s right!

  41. Lori says:

    Im worried that this is it. Nothing more. Which is fine if there is nothing else to prove. But there is no doubt in my mind that if motivations could be proven they would all be locked up.

  42. adastraperaspera says:

    My partner and I spent all morning whooping it up!! We feel so, so much lighter!! This is tremendous. I am having the best day ever. :)

  43. Snowflake says:

    Thank you Jesus!!!!!

  44. Tiny Martian says:

    Woah! Looks like Jared will be the next to fall. And I, for one, couldn’t be more pleased

  45. Tess says:

    Every time someone in this gang speaks it makes my head hurt. He says he’s falsely accused of “treason” in quotation marks but that he acknowledged that the actions he did were wrong. It sounds like he THINKS he saying “I’m not guilty but I admitted to doing things” but to me it just sounds like he actually saying “well I don’t consider it to be ‘treason’ but I did it.”

  46. Jerusha says:

    Somewhere, Hillary is sipping the bubbly and she’s clinking glasses with Ann Curry.😊😊😊

  47. Jayna says:

    I don’t want Trump out, because we will have Pence, who could be more dangerous because he can accomplish things and could get re-elected by the Deplorables. I just want Trump so crippled throughout his four years that the Dems come storming back in and take back The White House. This is just another nail in Trump’s coffin.

    • lucy2 says:

      There’s an excellent chance that Trump takes Pence down with him.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Pence was the head of the Trump transition team. He was just sent a letter from a senator today, asking him to answer questions about who else knew what Flynn was up to. Pence knew!

    • Lori says:

      Pence is just as bad. But he’d be scared. There has to be consequences for Tumps racism and misogyny. There HAS to be. If not, others will follow, maybe even intelligent ones- happily plowing away peoples rights and security.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      Pence is awful. But I don’t think he’s going to start a nuclear war with North Korea. It’s a f-ing low bar, but I would like to survive.

    • third ginger says:

      I despise Pence, but he does not have a cult of personality around him. He also does not scare Congress who are afraid of a Trump or Trump-Bannon primary challenge.

  48. Frosty says:

    Even if the entire trump administration is dismantled, we’ll still be stuck dealing with the effects of this poisonous tax bill. Trump will still have won.

  49. third ginger says:

    Everyone, read J. Comey’s Biblical tweet. Although I have had my differences with Comey at times,[2016] his tweet is priceless.

  50. CynicalAnn says:

    Royal Wedding and Impeachment in 2018-I called it months ago. Champagne for everyone!

  51. Jayna says:

    duplicate.

  52. Jayna says:

    ✔CNN Breaking News
    @cnnbrk
    Jared Kushner is the “very senior” Trump team member who told Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador, sources say http://cnn.

  53. ms says:

    Serious suggestion: can you guys change your subheader to include “celebrity gossip and political conversation?” Because I love to share these links and they often recap everything I want to say, but a lot of my friends won’t read them because they write off the whole blog as celeb gossip they’re uninterested in.

    • Tulsi 2020 says:

      True. I posted something from here on a forum and they looked down their noses at it.

    • Jaded says:

      How about Cele/politicobitchy?

    • K (now K2!) says:

      This is a good point.

      Maybe a connected blog with a separate name? That way you could have similar moderation and ethos, and similar regulars, but it might reach a broader audience.

  54. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    Happy holidays for sure. Watching the dominos start to fall.

  55. Christin says:

    Elaborate, please. I guess BO implanted chips into these people and programmed them to do things they knew better to do. And then lie about it. Is that how he ties into it?

    I guess if and when some of these characters are charged with financial crimes, it will be HC, BO and probably even GWB at fault somehow.

    Edit: This was a reply to a post now gone.

  56. Jayna says:

    ABC clarification on their reporting earlier of a Flynn confidant.

    “[A] clarification tonight on something one of Flynn’s confidants told us and we reported earlier today,” Ross said on the program. “He said the president had asked Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign. He’s now clarifying that saying, according to Flynn, candidate Trump asked him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other world hot spots. And then after the election, the president-elect asked him to contact Russia on issues including working together to fight ISIS.”

    “A tweet published by ABC News containing Ross’ initial report had been retweeted more than 25,000 times and embedded in various news stories online before it was deleted. ABC posted a “clarification” on Twitter around 8 p.m.”