Mike Pence learned in November that Michael Flynn was a foreign agent, and he just lied about it

If Mike Pence is looking to insulate himself from Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, he just got caught lying about it in a way which severely hurts his own cause. Yesterday, Flynn registered with the United States government as a foreign agent, citing half a million dollars he took from Turkey. Pence just claimed in an interview that he hadn’t known about Flynn’s Turkey situation until now. But Pence learned about it back in November – meaning he’s lying.

Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings sent a letter to Mike Pence’s office on November 18th, spelling out in detail the financial arrangements which Michael Flynn had with Turkey. Cummings entered the letter into the official House record at the time. The letter has long been public knowledge, but it’s once again become relevant because it demonstrates that Pence was long ago made aware of Flynn’s payments from Turkey.

This means that the Donald Trump administration went on to appoint Michael Flynn as its National Security Adviser even though Mike Pence knew Flynn was taking Turkish money. It also means Mike Pence was lying this week when he claimed in this interview with Fox News host Bret Baier that he wasn’t aware of Flynn’s Turkey situation until he heard about it from the media. This is a remarkable development considering that the Trump administration framed Flynn’s firing last month as having been a result of Flynn lying to Pence about his repeated phone calls with the Russian Ambassador.

And so even as Mike Pence tries to position himself as not having been aware of Michael Flynn’s Russian connections, Pence was well aware all along of Flynn’s Turkey connections – and now Pence is lying about having known. This raises the strong possibility that Pence also knew about Flynn’s Russian connections, and played dumb about it, suggesting that Pence may be as knee-deep into the Russia scandal as Trump himself. Contribute to Palmer Report


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5 Comments

  1. Claudia on March 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Pence is just another liar!
    I hear they want him out first then the Donald!
    Sounds good to me!

  2. Debbie McCormick on March 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Didn’t VP Agnew have to resign over lying about something too? SMH, don’t these people know that the truth ALWAYS comes out
    Might take awhile , but it always does. Pence might need to go to his priest and make a confession, being the devout Christian he claims to be. This isn’t a mistake, it’s a bald face lie.

  3. Cheryl Allison Campbell on March 11, 2017 at 8:27 am

    This administration does nothing but lie and I cannot understand for the life of me why people are afraid of him. When are people going to stand up to this imbecile? He is a liar, a crook and is clearly unbalanced. For those who say they are patriotic and can they even believe anything he says? It is NOT funny. A man with no scruples is in the white house lying about President Obama wire tapping him!!! Somebody stop this man!!!

  4. Mike on March 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I don’t know for sure, but I thought I heard reports about this well before Flynn became “Forest” Trump’s advisor… Does anyone else know of news reports about this either during the campaign or during the confirmation process?

  5. claudia groh on March 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    as we sit here, our country in being invaded with Russia crap, and American people going along with it.
    Tillerson is another one, no media goes with him, what the heck do you think is happening?
    JUST arrest each and everyone of these people who are acting as treason act against the USA.
    And if this comes down to just a PEE PEE tape, I will be the one pissed.

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