Benedict Flynn

Benedict Flynn

by digby

This NYT piece about the investigation into Michael Flynn is a must-read today. I thought this was a particularly interesting detail:

They have also asked about the White Canvas Group, a data-mining company that was reportedly paid $200,000 by the Trump campaign for unspecified services. The Flynn Intel Group shared office space with the White Canvas Group, which was founded by a former Special Operations officer who was a friend of Mr. Flynn’s.

Oh my. That looks like a fruitful direction for a collusion investigation, no?

I continue to be reminded of the Benedict Arnold story. He was resentful that he wasn't appreciated and needed a lot of money.

And then there's this:

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn in April told friends that he remains in contact with President Trump despite the ongoing investigation into Flynn's contact with Russia, according to a new report.

“I just got a message from the president to stay strong,” Yahoo News reported Flynn told supporters following a meal in Virginia.

Sources familiar with the conversation did not tell Yahoo the medium Trump used to deliver the message that Flynn recounted during the discussion.

Yahoo’s sources added that Flynn has repeatedly dismissed the possibility of turning against Trump in exchange for leniency. He affirmed during the same conversation that he remains loyal.