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Here is the official criminal charge against Trump’s former National Security Advisor—lock him up!

On day 4 of the Trump administration, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about the details of a secret meeting at Trump Tower with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Despite hordes of photographers in and around Trump Tower, Kislyak was never seen entering the building. We now know Kislyak was covertly brought into the building and met with Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn, who would go on to briefly become Trump’s National Security Advisor. The topic of that meeting was about U.S. sanctions against Russia, the very same sanctions discussed in the Donald Trump Jr. meeting with the Russian lawyer, and Flynn lied to the FBI about the meeting. There is widespread speculation this single charge is part of the plea deal, one that means Flynn likely gave incriminating information on other members of the Trump administration.

Read the full charge here:

United States of America vs. Michael T. Flynn by dailykos on Scribd

It seems important to recall that House Democrats sounded the alarm about Michael Flynn and his covert work for foreign governments. In November 2016, they even sent a letter to VP-elect Mike Pence to warn him of his work.

During the Republican National Convention, Michael Flynn took the stage to lead the crowd in a “lock her up!” chant about Hillary Clinton, screeching that nobody is above the law.

 

We do not need a reckless president who believes she is above the law.
(crowd)
Yeah. Lock her up, that’s right.
(crowd)
Yes, right, lock her up.
Yeah.
I’m gonna tell you what it’s unbelievable. It’s unbelievable. Yeah. I use … I use hashtag never Hillary. That’s what I use. I have called on Hillary Clinton to drop out of the race because she put our nation’s security at extremely high risk with their careless use of a private email server.
(crowd)
Yeah
Lock her up! Lock her up!
As Philip Bump of the Washington Post  notes, this appears to be leading directly to Donald Trump’s front door. See Trump’s tweet the day after the secret meeting with Kislyak.
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