Michael Flynn went to Saudi Arabia, stayed in fake hotel, cut secret nuclear deal with the Russians

Former Donald Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has just seen his legal troubles compounded. In addition to the secret payments he illegally failed to report from the governments of Turkey and Russia, and his secret coordination with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Trump campaign, Flynn has now been busted for something that sounds like it comes straight out of an airport gift shop spy novel.

Democratic leaders in Congress have discovered that months before Michael Flynn became a Donald Trump campaign adviser, he traveled to Saudi Arabia for what he pretended was a speech, according to ABC News (link). But that speech never existed, according to his own speaking company. Flynn also claimed he stayed in the King Khaled International Hotel, which appears to be a fake hotel that he simply made up. So what was he really doing there?

It turns out Flynn was negotiating a nuclear deal between Saudi Arabia and – you guessed it – the Russians. That deal ended up being worth $100 billion in total. It’s not immediately clear whether or not Flynn broke the law by brokering that deal. But he did break the law by lying about the nature of his trip on his disclosure forms. And by going to so far as to list a fake speech and a fake hotel as cover, he can’t claim he simply misremembered the trip; this is evidence of consciousness of guilt.

Michael Flynn is already on the hook for a number of alleged felonies, and he recently invoked the Fifth Amendment to try to buy himself time as Congress continues to dig into his antics. But with Special Counsel Robert Mueller having recently taken over the FBI’s ongoing criminal investigation into Flynn, it’s a given that Mueller will now be looking into this matter, if it wasn’t already on his radar. If Donald Trump and Mike Pence knew Flynn was lying about his Saudi trip when they hired him, they’re on the hook as well.


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10 Comments

  1. Vicki C on June 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    The hits keep coming…

  2. mary milburn on June 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    How many Russian an Ukrainian ties are there? There is either collusion or Trump and Pence are the most clueless men on the planet. actually both are true

  3. mary milburn on June 19, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Why has nothing been done under article 25 ???? He has lost it, he needs to be prevented from any decision making, international communication and the presidential right to oversee any branch

    • Linda Wiley on June 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Absolutely. Time for the dominoes to start falling.

  4. Linda Spy on June 19, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Pieces are all fitting together! Trump went to Saudi Arabia on his first trip which normally a president will go to Canada or Mexico. Nancy Pelosi was asked on Morning Joe about the reason he went to Saudi Arabia and she stated that she was going to be looking into it!

  5. Ken on June 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I’m speechless 😶
    WTF?
    The criminal failure that is our current administration … how could our intelligence organizations overlook the comings and goings of billionaires- especially failing ones – and let this monstrosity run for the highest office… I just see so much failure…

  6. greg on June 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!

  7. Claudia on June 19, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Listen, this Flynn guy is one who would share this very information to Trump, that is what Trump hired him. Excuse the pun ,but Trump in in like Flynn.
    This explains why Saudi was so generous to Trump and gang!
    The staging play by play from the start to being sworn in was arranged.
    Trump even said he was surrounded by the best generals, Flynn being one of them!

    Who gets that money?
    I hope Flynn can back up what he says and prove Trump to be apart of it.
    Obama warned him. Yates was fired over Flynn.
    Now what?

  8. TxDave on June 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I’m betting Gen. Flynn read S. Butlers, War Is a Racket, & figured it was time to cash in…

  9. Louie Louie on June 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    What authorization did Flynn have at that time to negotiate any type of “deal” with Saudis and Russians? This would have been during Obama’s term. How is such free-lancing of foreign policy NOT extremely illegal?

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