The extramarital affair was problematic, these people said, but of greater concern among senior law enforcement officials were text messages the two exchanged during the Clinton investigation and campaign season, in which they expressed anti-Trump sentiments and other comments that appeared to favor Clinton.
This would blow up about a hundred Trump camp denials that there was coordinated high-level campaign contact with Russian Federation, and would suggest that Russia-related actions personally undertaken by Trump in 2016 (as opposed to merely the actions of his top lieutenants and/or family members) are under law enforcement scrutiny.
Flynn resigned from his post February 13 and Comey testified before Senate Intelligence Committee that in a February 14 meeting in the White House - just a day after Flynn had left - Trump asked him to drop the investigation.
Trump, en route to NY for a full day of fund-raising, stressed that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and the Russians. At this point, the only person who knows whether Brian Ross's report is accurate is Michael Flynn. Flynn Jr. also acted briefly as his father's chief of staff during the transition, but was forced to resign after his frequent tweets on conspiracy theories. "@POTUS now admits he KNEW Michael Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".
Strzok was a major player in the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.
Former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Dan Pfeiffer, tweeted, "If Trump keeps admitting to obstructing justice, Ty Cobb might be right that the Mueller investigation may wrap up sooner than we think".
It was the only question by the media about the investigation.
According to documents released by Mueller, Flynn lobbied Russian Federation to kill a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements at the behest of a "very senior" transition official that sources told CNN was Jared Kushner - Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser. Until now, the White House has claimed that Trump fired Flynn just because he lied to Pence.
Trump was greeted in NY by protesters chanting "Lock him up", a reference to the "Lock her up" rallying cry used by both Trump and Flynn during the 2016 campaign. He is a good guy.
Clinton and her supporters say Comey's moves in October cost her the 2016 election, and Trump and his Republican allies have used it to justify Comey's firing - the event that ultimately led to Mueller being appointed as special counsel. Trump adds, "There was nothing to hide!"
"We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee in a high-profile hearing on Russia's meddling in the United States election. Trump fired Comey on May 9. The White House said Comey was dismissed on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In addition to both having worked on Mueller's probe, Strzok and Page also both had roles in the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, according to the Post. Mueller was appointed special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation days later. When asked if he was anxious what the former national security advisor will tell the special counsel, the president responded, "No, I'm not".