Do you remember the “Be strong” that Mariano Rajoy dedicated to Luis Bárcenas ? For something similar is what US President Donald Trump did with Michael Flynn, fired from his post as White House national security adviser for his relationship with Russia. But let’s go by steps … Thus passed the parallel episode of the lives of Rajoy and Trump.
The dismissal of Flynn took place on February 14 and, a month later, already under federal investigation, his lawyers were trying to provide immunity in exchange for his testimony. Well, in full negotiations to achieve that goal, late last month, Flynn met with a small group of loyalists at a restaurant in the suburbs of northern Virginia.
Cornered by all the events surrounding him, Flynn wanted to reconnect with old friends and talk about potential business opportunities in the future. But one of the most important questions among those present was his opinion of the president, who had dismissed him as a national security adviser.
DOUBTS AND MORE DOUBTS
Flynn sharply settled the subject with his answer. Not only did he remain loyal to the president, he indicated that he and the president were still in contact. “I just received a message from the president telling me to stay strong,” he said after the meal, according to two sources close to Flynn, which took place on April 25.
The comment came at the end of a particularly difficult day for Flynn, where his legal problems seemed to intensify: two congressmen, Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings, after reviewing classified Pentagon documents, had just accused Flynn of refusing To reveal the foreign income of Russia and Turkey.
Yahoo News sources said that Flynn did not clarify how Trump had sent him the message (whether it was a written note, a text message, a phone call or another method). The White House also did not want to speak on the subject. But the fact that the two men were in contact could raise further questions about the president’s alleged request to former FBI director James Comey to halt a federal investigation into Flynn, a retired lieutenant general in the US Army.