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    Default Trump's former national security adviser refusing request to speak to Hill committee

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/politi...op&CNNPolitics



    "Flynn first declined to comply with a Senate subpoena in May, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights. More recently, the committee has reiterated its request and Flynn has declined again, the source said.

    Flynn has also been subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee, which is conducting a separate probe into Russia's election meddling. Flynn had offered to testify before both the Senate and House intelligence committees in exchange for immunity, but neither committee accepted the offer."


    It appears he wants a get out of jail free card. If he did something wrong/illegal, I'm sure Americans want him help accountable. At least that's what we normally say about law breakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantes View Post
    That's a myth too.
    If your lawyer is also a key witness in the investigation, do they normally question the person being investigated with the key witness in the room too or is this a common practice with the FBI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smyrna View Post
    If your lawyer is also a key witness in the investigation, do they normally question the person being investigated with the key witness in the room too or is this a common practice with the FBI?
    I can't say for sure but evetyone has a right to a lawyer and attorney client privilege is extensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDog Dem View Post
    Wasn't she cleared just last week or two?
    If cleared means charges will not be brought, you are correct. What charges have been brought against Flynn?
    Having been "cleared" has Lerner now agreed to drop her fifth amendment claims and testify? Why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougBH View Post
    If cleared means charges will not be brought, you are correct. What charges have been brought against Flynn?
    Having been "cleared" has Lerner now agreed to drop her fifth amendment claims and testify? Why not?
    Lerner wasn't cleared. Just that the Trump administration's lawyers say there's no evidence there to justify reopening the investigation. She still has her fifth amendment rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantes View Post
    Yeah. Some are more affected than others but this absolutely happens on the left as well.

    Confirmation bias is an incredibly powerful force. Ignoring evidence that does not confirm our pre-existing beliefs is ignored or minimized.
    I agree it happens on both sides. And in some cases with extreme levels of insanity. But the amount of inaccurate information that permeates the mainstream of the right I believe far outweighs its equivalency on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougBH View Post
    If cleared means charges will not be brought, you are correct. What charges have been brought against Flynn?
    Having been "cleared" has Lerner now agreed to drop her fifth amendment claims and testify? Why not?
    Flynn is refusing to cooperate unless he gets immunity.

    You have to see what this looks like.... right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantes View Post
    Lerner wasn't cleared. Just that the Trump administration's lawyers say there's no evidence there to justify reopening the investigation. She still has her fifth amendment rights.
    That's what I thought. Just like Flynn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jezcoe View Post
    Flynn is refusing to cooperate unless he gets immunity.

    You have to see what this looks like.... right?
    Yes, of course.
    He is afraid of being prosecuted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougBH View Post
    That's what I thought. Just like Flynn.
    Indeed. So why isn't the right freaking out about Flynn like they did for Lerner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantes View Post
    Indeed. So why isn't the right freaking out about Flynn like they did for Lerner?
    There are already people lined up to do that. No need to jump in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougBH View Post
    There are already people lined up to do that. No need to jump in.
    Where? This started in May. I haven't heard one peep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smyrna View Post
    Do they usually record the testimony of a key individual under investigation or is that a myth too?
    The head of the FBI said that they don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantes View Post
    Where? This started in May. I haven't heard one peep.
    Well, this thread would be a good example.

    But if you believe more freaking out is required, feel free. What did you have in mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    The bizarro world of alt-facts that forms the right-wing information bank. Sigh.
    It's just amazing because we all have the same access to information as one another.

    But as dantes astutely points out, confirmation bias is a bear of a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougBH View Post
    Yes, of course.
    He is afraid of being prosecuted.
    Why do you think that he is afraid of being prosecuted?

    Remember. He has a story to tell.

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