Sean Spicer just told a whopper about Foreign Agent Mike Flynn

“SERIOUS ISSUES — Flynn has potentially problematic connections to foreign governments. His consulting firm has financial ties to Turkey… which perhaps explains why he said that he would extradite Fethullah Gullen… It has become evident that he has some confirmation-type problems.”

Intel Today — November 17 2016

Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, and Jill Stein attending the Russian State owned TV Gala as Putin’s guests (December 2015)

Mar 9, 2017 — At the White House press briefing, Fox News’ John Roberts asked Sean Spicer if President Donald Trump was aware that Mike Flynn was working as a foreign agent when he appointed him NSA. The White House press secretary answered that he did not believe that this information was known. This is no true as it was actually well known — prior to his appointment as NSA — that Flynn’s consulting work benefited the government of Turkey. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

Yesterday, it was reported that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn earned over $500,000 last fall for consulting work that could have benefited the government of Turkey. Flynn registered as a foreign agent this week and disclosed the details of his work for a Dutch consulting firm with ties to Turkey’s president.

Prior to his appointment as the National Security Adviser, I wrote the following:

SERIOUS ISSUES — Flynn has potentially problematic connections to foreign governments. His consulting firm has financial ties to Turkey… which perhaps explains why he said that he would extradite Fethullah Gullen…) It has become evident that he has some confirmation-type problems.

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“I Don’t Believe That That Was Known”

John Roberts: “Was the President  aware that Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn was acting as a foreign agent when he appointed him to be the National Security Advisor.”

Sean Spicer: “I don’t believe that that was known. I would refer you to General Flynn and to the Department of Justice in terms of the filings that have been made.”

John Roberts: “Had the President have known that, would he have  appointed him?”

Sean Spicer: “I do not know. That is a hypothetical. I don’t know what was discussed prior to the appointment in terms of his background, his résumé, his client base. From what I’ve read, he has filed appropriate forms with the Department of Justice ; ask them and subsequently him if you have any questions about the filing.”

TIMELINE

July 15 2016 — Attempted coup in Turkey. Ankara claims Gullen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999, masterminded the failed putsch. Extradition requested. Turkey Coup: “CIA Plotters’ Meeting” in Büyükada

August 2016 — Flynn Intel Group entered into a contract with Inovo, a consulting firm based in the Netherlands. The work focused on Mr. Fethullah Gullen and charter schools in the United States that are associated with Gullen.

Aug 15 2016 — Presidential Candidate donald Trump tweets: “I’ve got fresh evidence 13 CIA senior officers helped in Turkey Failed Coup. I will divulge the names in the coming days.” Trump and the Attempted Coup in Turkey : “13 CIA senior officers helped in Failed Coup”

Aug 24 2016 — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey. Biden made it clear that an extradition request is a legal matter, not one for the POTUS to decide.

Sep 9 2016 — Inovo BV Payments to Flynn Intel Group $200k

Oct 10 2016 — Inovo BV Payments to Flynn Intel Group $185k

Nov 10 2016 — Mike Flynn calling for the extradition of Gullen

Nov 15 2016 — Inovo BV Payments to Flynn Intel Group $145k

Nov 17 2016 — President-elect Trump intends to pick Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be his National Security Advisor

Feb 14 2017 — National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has resigned.

March 8 2017 — Flynn Intel Group Inc filed retroactive documents with the Department of Justice to register as a foreign agent.

INTERVIEW

Published on Mar 9, 2017 — Press Secretary Sean Spicer got a question from Fox’s John Roberts at today’s press briefing about whether the White House was aware Michael Flynn was acting as a foreign agent when he was chosen to be the National Security Advisor, in response to revelations that Flynn was paid over $500,000 for consulting work that may have benefited the Turkish government. Spicer responded, “I don’t believe that that was known.”

Spicer Grilled On Flynn Resignation – White House Press Conference Q & A

Published on Feb 14, 2017 — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is asked multiple questions about the resignation of Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn. Spicer says Flynn did nothing illegal, but Trump’s trust of him had eroded so he asked for his resignation.

 

REFERENCES

Donald Trump unaware Michael Flynn was a ‘foreign agent’, Sean Spicer says — Guardian

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Sean Spicer just told a whopper about Foreign Agent Mike Flynn

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