On December 10th of 2015, Michael Flynn traveled to Moscow to attend a dinner for Russia Today, and he sat at the same table as Russian president Vladimir Putin. Shortly thereafter, Flynn became a Donald Trump campaign advisor, and ultimately became Trump’s National Security Adviser. It’s recently come to light that Flynn was paid $40,000 by the Kremlin to attend the dinner, in violation of U.S. law. As it turns out, another Trump campaign advisor was also in Moscow, meeting with Russian officials, on that same day.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, who played a prominent role as a surrogate in the Donald Trump campaign and served as an informal campaign advisor, was also in Moscow on December 10th of 2015. We know this because Clarke tweeted a photo of himself at the time, adding the caption “Red Square near the Kremlin with a Russian officer. Met earlier with Russian Foreign Minister who spoke on Mid East.” This raises so many questions it’s difficult to know where to begin.
What are the odds that these two men, a midwestern sheriff and a Washington military bureaucrat, who had no connection to each other, and who later both went on to become prominent faces of the Donald Trump campaign, just happened to coincidentally travel to Moscow on the exact same day in order to meet with high ranking members of the Russian government? Is it more likely that both men were simultaneously brought to Moscow because the Russian government was recruiting and assembling the team that it planned to install as Trump’s top campaign people?
And since we now know that Michael Flynn was paid to travel to Moscow on December 10th (source: New York Daily News), does this mean David Clarke was paid by Russia to be there as well? Clarke’s tweet from Moscow on that day raises nearly limitless questions that must now be answered. Contribute to Palmer Report
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