On Wednesday, the New York Times took a big shot at President Donald Trump and his highly publicized relationship with Lt. General T. Michael Flynn (Ret).
The Times published a piece titled: “Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House.”
The allegations against Trump from the New York Times are derived from two anonymous sources:
Michael T. Flynn told President Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case.
Despite this warning, which came about a month after the Justice Department notified Mr. Flynn of the inquiry, Mr. Trump made Mr. Flynn his national security adviser. The job gave Mr. Flynn access to the president and nearly every secret held by American intelligence agencies.
Mr. Flynn’s disclosure, on Jan. 4, was first made to the transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel. That conversation, and another one two days later between Mr. Flynn’s lawyer and transition lawyers, shows that the Trump team knew about the investigation of Mr. Flynn far earlier than has been previously reported.
Flynn resigned from his position as Trump's national security advisor in February. The Lt. General's (Ret) resignation came amidst reports that he told Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that the U.S. would lift sanctions on Russia when Trump won the White House.
Neither Flynn nor Trump have commented on the story published by the New York Times — but Trump has shared his opinion of the publication before, calling it “fake news.” Another bombshell claim is allegedly in the James Comey Memo, a story also
Another bombshell claim, also published by the Times and regarding the leaked Comey memo, alleges that Trump asked the former FBI Director to end his investigation into Flynn back in February.