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After one year Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s cupboard is bare, but for retired General Mike Flynn who dared to deal with a US ally without registering as a foreign agent. The regulation is so old, arcane and rarely enforced prosecuting a violation is going to be a legal hat-trick, but Counsel Mueller continues the game as that is the only way he can do more billings and make the 2018 Truffle harvest in the spring.  It is just that simple.  He will get millions of Dollars out of what Don Lemon of CNN has recently called, “…a nothingburger.”

Counsel Mueller is hanging onto ex-General Flynn for dear life in the hope that he can threaten the man sufficiently to get him to confess to Russian collusion whether there was any or not. Flynn is smart enough to know that if he cannot produce real evidence he will add to his legal troubles and not eliminate them by playing the Mueller game.

Recently the Wall Street Journal reported:

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“Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn’s alleged role in a plan to forcibly remove a Muslim cleric living in the U.S. and deliver him to Turkey in return for millions of dollars, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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Under the alleged proposal, Mr. Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., were to be paid as much as $15 million for delivering Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government, according to people with knowledge of discussions Mr. Flynn had with Turkish representatives. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has pressed the U.S. to extradite him, views the cleric as a political enemy.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have asked at least four individuals about a meeting in mid-December at the ‘21’ Club in New York City, where Mr. Flynn and representatives of the Turkish government discussed removing Mr. Gulen, according to people with knowledge of the FBI’s inquiries. The discussions allegedly involved the possibility of transporting Mr. Gulen on a private jet to the Turkish prison island of Imrali, according to one of the people who has spoken to the FBI.

The Wall Street Journal previously reported on efforts by Turkish officials to get Mr. Gulen to Turkey without going through the U.S. extradition legal process, an effort that included an earlier meeting with Mr. Flynn in September 2016.

The investigation is being handled by Mr. Mueller as part of his probe of Trump campaign advisers and Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to those familiar with the investigation.”

What ever in the world this could have to do with the original Mueller assignment stretches the imagination and especially when we realize that the Flynn tenure with the Trump campaign was about as long as the life of a May fly and less eventful, the Flynn story only confirms one thing: Never trust a retired war general.

The only concern anyone could ever have over this fiasco is whether or not Mr. Mueller will convince General Flynn to tell lies about Donald Trump and just how long, in months, will it take for that to collapse, get Mueller fired in disgrace in become part of the swamp draining.

There is one way Mr. Mueller can save and continue his billing stream. He can turn the investigation to the Uranium One story, nail Hillary and perhaps Barack Obama, if he can prove Obama forced him to approve the Uranium One deal! Would that take more than testimony and some diary notes?

Isn’t is amazing how much reality reads like fiction as it ruins some of our old heroes and “drains the swamp,” or should we say, “flushes the toilet.”

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Adrian Vance

Adrian Vance is a writer and producer of educational films, filmstrips and audio programs with over 325 productions from script to screen. See a partial list of his credits at He has written for ten national magazines, been on the masthead of two as an Editor, written 20 books. He is an FCC licensed broadcaster with ten years of on-air experience in talk radio and television. He is a frequent participant on CRN Talk Radio. He is an inventor and US Patent holder. His blog, "The Two Minute Conservative" is at It includes over 4500 daily pieces.


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