When did he know? The sus-pence is killing me!

Washington (CNN)ย Vice President Mike Pence is standing by a March statement that he first learned of now-fired national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Turkey from media reports, despite renewed scrutiny and revelations President Donald Trump’s transition team was made aware far earlier.


But questions about what Pence knew and when are swirling thanks to new media reports about what Flynn revealed to Trump’s transition team, which Pence oversaw.


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Flynn informed the Trump transition team more than two weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for his work as a lobbyist advocating for Turkish government interests, The New York Times reported Wednesday.


The question of what Pence knew and when first arose months earlier after reports surfaced that Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to Washington despite Pence’s public claim to the contrary.


But Pence should have known. Days after the election, Pence took over from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as chairman of the transition.
In that role, Pence oversaw the transition’s work to build out the future Trump administration and quickly booted several of the Christie-aligned transition officials who had been working to fill out a potential administration before Trump was elected.
He was firmly in charge, yet it’s not the first time Pence has claimed to have been unaware of crucial information that surfaced during the transition period.
Pence claimed in a March interview with Fox News that it was the “first I’d heard of” Flynn earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby for a Turkish businessman, which ultimately prompted Flynn to register as a foreign agent.
But Flynn’s pro-Turkey lobbying work had been in the news for months before that March interview.
Pence had also received a letter in November from the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee Rep. Elijah Cummings describing Flynn’s foreign work.
In a November 18 letter to Pence “to raise questions about the apparent conflicts of interest of the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn,” Cummings described Flynn’s lobbying work and public advocacy aimed at benefiting the Turkish government as well as Flynn’s RT-funded speech in Moscow in December 2015.


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13 responses to “When did he know? The sus-pence is killing me!

  1. So, do you think he’s the high level White House suspect?

    Also, I just read this article which makes me very, very happy. I cannot abide Lieberman: http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/joe-lieberman-benghazi-trump-fbi

    • Please let it be Jared, please let it be Jared, please let it be Jared! Actually, I am hoping that Mueller got a phone call from Eric Schneiderman, the AG from NY, and he told Mueller about the criminal investigation he has going against Jared. Twitler can pardon someone convicted by a federal court, but he can’t do anything about someone convicted in a state court! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Well, that’s interesting about Traitor Joe. So who wants to bet the Rethugs’ response will be “Ben who? Ben Ghazi? Never heard of him!”?

  2. August

    Great post. Who knew Turkey wouldn’t fly?

    • Hello August!

      Welcome to The Raisin! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Who knew Turkey wouldnโ€™t fly? ๐Ÿ˜†

      Hope you will stop by again. Leave us another funny one-liner sometime soon!

  3. Pence is guilty like the rest of those that surround Model T. Sure, he knew all about what was going on. There is not one honest person in the WH. Of course Model T would not have it any other way. He is hell bent and driven to appoint anyone that is a crook, con, racist. bigot, and/or in bed with a foreign country and/or Russia.

    • Who knows what he knew and what he didn’t? The word out now is that Twitler and his minions don’t trust Pence. Still, Flynn and his Russian connection was all over the news, so if Pence didn’t know, it is because he deliberately avoided hearing anything about it. For that to happen, though, he would have had to have been in a medically-induced coma. I think that was the only way to get through the Twitler campaign shitshow for a lot of people.

      • Hehe. One thing for sure is that Model t cant fire Pence. I bet Twitler agonizes over that fact. I think Pence knows how to play dumb to his advantage. Maybe he is counting the days until he is in the driver’s seat. ๐Ÿ™‚

        My daughter sent me a link that says yet another one in the “circle” is under FBI investigation and she thinks it’s Jared but could be Bannon. Oh well- all of the “circle” are in doo-doo up to their chins.

        I read that most of the “circle” treat lying as a game. That’s a good new theory. Too funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • “[H]e would have had to have been in a medically-induced coma” — the chief executive of the county I live in won re-election while in a coma. The only way he’s leaving office is feet first!

        • Vince, we would be a lot better off if a lot of the people presently in office were in comas. Of course, with TwitlerCare on the horizon, they would be much too nervous to ever volunteer for anything to be medically induced.

  4. Nonnie, your laugh inducing art helps keep me sane in an insane political world – thank you.