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Flynn Concealed FBI Interview From White House, Trump

The Jan. 24, 2017, FBI interview set in motion an extraordinary sequence of events unparalleled for the first year of a U.S. presidency

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    Flynn Found to Have Concealed FBI Interview From White House

    NBC News has learned that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn spoke to the FBI without a lawyer one day after he was sworn in, then concealed that from the White House. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018)

    One year ago today, Donald Trump’s newly sworn–in national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met privately in his West Wing office with FBI investigators interested in his communications with Russia's ambassador, without a lawyer or the knowledge of the president and other top White House officials, people familiar with the matter told NBC News.

    The Jan. 24, 2017, FBI interview set in motion an extraordinary sequence of events unparalleled for the first year of a U.S. presidency.

    By the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team had spoken with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, former FBI Director James Comey, and numerous members of Trump’s campaign and White House inner circle. Flynn pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI during his Jan. 24 interview and is cooperating with the Russia investigation.

    NBC News also has learned that former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who informed the White House about Flynn’s interview two days after it took place, has cooperated with the special counsel.

    Cohen, National Enquirer Admit to Trump Payoffs

    [NATL] Cohen, National Enquirer Admit to Trump Hush Money Payoffs

    Trump allies Michael Cohen and American Media Inc., the owners of the National Enquirer, both admitted to paying off women who claimed to have had affairs with President Donald Trump to help with his 2016 presidential campaigns - something Trump continued to distance himself of in a pair of early morning tweets. 

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018)

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who was allegedly asked by Trump to lean on Comey to drop his investigation, has also been interviewed, according to people familiar with the inquiry.