VideoCast with CNN: Trump’s Possible Obstruction of Justice, Advisor’s Acknowledgement of Russian Intervention

Former senior Trump advisors Michael Flynn (L) and K.T. McFarland (AP)

I joined CNN International on Sunday morning to explain how Donald Trump — and, reportedly, his lawyer — may have unwittingly admitted to obstruction of justice in the Trump-Russia investigation, with Trump’s tweet on the guilty plea of former senior advisor Michael Flynn.

The conversation with George Howell also explains how Trump advisor K.T. McFarland, giving Flynn guidance on his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, acknowledged Moscow’s intervention for Trump in the 2016 election.

If all of this is confirmed, the Trump team was approaching the Russians knowing full well that they had interfered in US elections, knowing that Barack Obama had just imposed sanctions because of that interference, but they were going to work with Moscow and assure them that sanctions were going to be eased.

That is where we are now.

See also TrumpWatch, Day 317: Has Trump Admitted to Obstruction of Justice Over Flynn?
Podcast: From Trump’s Islamophobic Retweets to Flynn’s Guilty Plea

Watch from 28:30:

Related Posts

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

Leave a Comment