Earlier today, Palmer Report took newly revealed details about the arrest of George Papadopoulos and matched them up with the existing Trump-Russia timeline in a manner which strongly suggested Michael Flynn may have secretly cut a deal with Robert Mueller all the way back in July (link). Almost immediately afterward, like clockwork, Michael Flynn has dropped a major hint to the media which suggests he has indeed cut a deal, and that he expects it to imminently become public.
CNN is now reporting that Michael Flynn is privately expressing fear that his son Michael Flynn Jr could end up going down for his role in the Trump-Russia scandal (link). Here’s the sentence from that report which gives away that this story was intentionally fed to the media by Flynn himself: “Flynn’s wife, Lori, shares his concerns about their son’s possible legal exposure, according to a person who knows the family.”
If Flynn hasn’t already cut a deal, there would be no reason on earth for him to feed a story like this to the media. In fact he would be working against his own interests by publicly admitting to Robert Mueller that he has a weak hand; it would only prompt Mueller to take an even harder line with him. Instead this story reads like Flynn’s attempt to justify why he’s already cut a deal against Donald Trump. Moreover, considering that Flynn couldn’t care less what the public thinks, this reads like Flynn is trying to explain to Trump why he had no choice but to sell him out.
These kinds of things are always open to interpretation. But if Michael Flynn did indeed secretly cut a deal back in July, as we’ve come to suspect, it would explain why he hasn’t been arrested. Now that the arrests are underway, Flynn’s true role in the investigation will soon become public one way or the other. Flynn seems to be publicly apologizing to Trump for having sold him out, explaining that he had no choice but to save his son.
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