Special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday slammed a suggestion by Michael Flynn's lawyers that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser lied to the FBI not even a month into his tenure because he was caught off guard when two agents approached him, CNN reports. However, Mueller's office said it would not change its recommendation that Flynn receive no jail time, given he has accepted responsibility for his actions and cooperated with the special counsel.Mueller on Friday also released memos written by the FBI agents, and emphasized that when Flynn lied to them on Jan. 24, 2017, about the substance of his policy conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, he had already lied to several members of Trump's team and was "committed to his false story" that he and Kislyak did not discuss sanctions. The FBI memos make clear that top Justice Department and bureau officials knew that Flynn's public story about his calls with Kislyak differed than what he … [Read more...] about Special Council’s Team Slams Michael Flynn’s Criticism Of 2017 FBI Interview
Maureen Groppe USA TODAY Published 6:42 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 WASHINGTON – A note that George H. W. Bush penned to a young Navy pilot in August may well have captured the essence of the late president, Vice President Mike Pence told the nation Monday at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Bush. The note was sent to Pence's son after Michael Pence made his first tailhook landing as a marine aviator on an aircraft carrier named after Bush. Pence had asked Bush if he would sign a picture of the flight deck. Although Bush's autographing days were over, Bush sent the photo along with a note. "Though we have not met, I share the pride your father has for you during this momentous occasion," Bush wrote. "And I wish you many CAVU days ahead." The acronym stands for Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited, a phrase used by Navy pilots to describe the weather they want when flying off of an aircraft carrier. But CAVU, Bush once told his children, could also describe his own … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush honored by Vice President Pence with the acronym CAVU.
Vice President Mike Pence, in a surprise visit to the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Tuesday, pledged the “full support of the Administration, USDA and Congress to bring Southwest Georgia and the Sunbelt region back and make it better than before,” on his way to tour the area ravaged by Hurricane Michael. Pence, in brief remarks at the annual Southeast Farmer of the Year Awards luncheon, said, “We will stay with you until we succeed.” He told the crowd gathered to honor the farmer of the year that he had planned to visit the region and decided to visit the Sunbelt Ag Expo, “When we heard that an agricultural expo was still going on. But I was not surprised.” He praised Southwest Georgia farmers for their resilience, their character and their faith. “You are an inspiration to the American people,” he said. “Damage from the hurricane goes far beyond loss to businesses and homes. It has had a drastic impact on Sunbelt … [Read more...] about VP Pence makes surprise Sunbelt Expo visit in wake of hurricane
Jeff Bollier and Doug Schneider Green Bay Press-Gazette Published 3:27 PM EDT Oct 10, 2018 GREEN BAY – Stormy weather didn't dampen the spirits of supporters who lined up for a chance to meet Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday afternoon. Several dozen supporters stood in the rain on a tarmac at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport for a chance to shake hands with Pence, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir and U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher. Pence visited Green Bay Wednesday afternoon for a fundraiser with Walker and Vukmir at the Oneida Country Club before heading to Eau Claire Wednesday evening for another fundraiser. As families in the Florida Panhandle brace for Hurricane Michael, Pence said Walker’s response to severe storms that caused damage and flooding across Wisconsin over the last six weeks is just one example of why Walker deserves a third term as governor. “Wisconsin saw firsthand a few … [Read more...] about Vice President Mike Pence comes to Green Bay for Walker, Vukmir fundraiser
Vice President Michael Pence is expected to arrive in Hubbardton today. A massive Vermont State Police staging area has been established at the end of Camp Road, where Rep. Robert Helm, R-Castleton, whose district includes Hubbardton, said he understood the vice president would be staying. Vermont State Police referred questions to federal officials, who were not responsive to media inquiries. More From News Go To The News SectionTalking Pictures: Debo MouloudjiFormer CIA agents host active shooter drills at Christ the King‘She got Castleton’: CU celebrates Scolforo’s convocation … [Read more...] about Vice President Pence visiting Hubbardton