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#GenFlynn centric timeline. The progression of events is fascinating to isolate...
Sep 2003-McChrystal becomes JSOC commander. Flynn is intelligence chief. They reform the way units use intel. Putting it on the front lines

Jan 2010-Flynn releases paper called "Fixing Intel" all about integrating intel. Published by a think tank while Flynn in Afghanistan
Jul 2010-Rolling Stone article where McChrystal seems to mock Obama and aides. McChrystal resigns.

Jul 25 2012-Flynn made DIA. Clapper hints that its a "put-up-or-shut-up" promotion. Doesn't like that Flynn is criticizing the IC so promotes him: "this is your problem now"
Feb 2014-Flynn attends a dinner at university of Cambridge also attended by Stephan Halper and a woman connected with Russia. Halper tells US govt that Flynn has suspicions interactions with the woman.

Apr 2014-Flynn told he was being fired.
Fall 2014-Flynn establishes his consulting firm. Registered to McChrystal's Virginia townhouse.

"late Summer" 2015-Trump team calls and asks for a meeting with Flynn. They meet for an hour and a half. Flynn is impressed.
Aug 10 2015-Flynn interview with Al Jazeeras Mehdi Hasan. "Willful decision" to arm radicals in Syria

Nov 29 2015-Flynn in Der Speigel, criticizes Obama's mideast policy

Dec 2 2015-Flynn on Jake Tapper, criticizes Obama's mideast policy.
Dec 10 2015-Flynn interviewed on RT. Flynn and Jill Stein in Moscow for RT 10th anniversary dinner. At same table as Putin. I'm sure sets off alarm bells in Washington. Brennan is probably steaming.

Jan 1 2016-Mike Flynn interview with Russian magazine Vlast. Talks about Syria.
Jan 6 2016-Mike Flynn interview with Megyn Kelly

Jan 31 2016-Josh Rogin article in Bloomberg quotes Flynn saying he has spoken to Trump, as well as other GOP candidates.

Feb 13 2016-Gen Flynn on Jake Tapper says HRC should drop out.
March 9 2016-Long profile of Mike Flynn and connections to Trump in Daily Beast. byline Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef. Mentions RT dinner.

Mar 23 2016-Flynn on RT

Mar 30 2016-Flynn on Morning Joe

Apr 12 2016-Flynn on Megyn Kelly
Apr 27 2016-Michael Crowley article in politico "How Donald Trump Became the Kremlin's Candidate" talks about Flynn.

Jul 12 2016-Mike Flynn releases his book

Jul 15 2016-Pence picked as VP, relieving some pressure off of Flynn who was rumored to be a top choice.
Jul 18 2016-Interview between Mike Isikoff and Mike Flynn at RNC convention. Goes really hard on the Russia line of questioning. "Were you paid for that event?" "Why did you speak at that RT event?" It's really odd to watch. Flynn handles it well
Jul 25 2016-Daily Beast “FBI Suspects Russia Hacked DNC; Officials Say it Was to Elect Trump” according to “5 officials familiar w/ investigation of breach.” Names Flynn

Aug 10 2016-Steele files 2 reports. "evolving tactics" and about reaction in Trump camp includes Flynn's name
Aug 17 2016-Trump Campaign briefed by intelligence officials. Flynn was there and apparently asked pointed questions. Christie there. Fewer than 10 people in the room. All briefers were career intelligence officials, including both military officers and civilians.
Aug 20 2016-Representatives Conyers, Cummings, Engel and Thompson ask Comey to investigate Trump Russia. Talk about Manafort, Page, Gates, Flynn

<Trump Elected>

Nov 18 2016-The president-elect selects Flynn as his national security adviser.
Dec 1 2016-Flynn and Kushner meet with Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, at Trump Tower. Kislyak “wanted to convey information from what he called his ‘generals’ about U.S. policy in Syria.”
Dec 22 2016-Flynn calls Kislyak and asks if Russia would delay or defeat a UN Security Council resolution vote to condemn Israel’s building of settlements in the West Bank. Obama admin agreed to allow resolution to come up for a vote angering Netanyahu. The UN resolution passed
Dec 29 2016-Kislyak calls Flynn while Flynn is on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Call is middle of night due to time change. Flynn asks that Russia refrain from retaliating to the U.S. sanctions. Kislyak agrees that Russia would “moderate its response to those sanctions”
Jan 12 2017-David Ignatius article about leaked Mike Flynn phone call. The article references a "transcript" which would be highly classified information.

Jan 15 2016-Pence publicly says Flynn and Kislyak did not discuss US sanctions of Russia
Jan 22 2017- WSJ reports that US counterintel agents have investigated Flynn’s communications with Russians

Jan 24 2017-Flynn interviewed by FBI agents at the WH

Jan 26 2017-Yates and McCord goes to WH to talk to McGahn about Flynn

Jan 27 2017-Yates and McCord go to WH again
Feb 9 2017-WaPo reports Flynn “discussed US sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador during the month before Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials,” citing unnamed current and fmr officials

Feb 12 2017-Flynn pushed out as NSA director
Feb 14 2017-Following meeting in Oval Office, Trump asks Comey to stay behind to talk about Flynn. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy." Comey replied only that "he is a good guy". Did not say "would let this go"
Feb 16 2017-Trump is asked at a press conference, “Did you direct Mike Flynn to discuss the sanctions with the Russian ambassador?” He responds, “No, I didn’t. No, I didn’t.”
Mar 7 2017-Flynn retroactively registers as a foreign lobbyist for work that he and his company, the Flynn Intel Group, did for a Turkish company during the presidential campaign that primarily benefited the Republic of Turkey. Flynn reports his consulting firm being paid $530k
Mar 30 2017-In letter from his lawyers, Flynn offers to testify in front of FBI, House Intel or Senate Intel committees in exchange for immunity from prosecution. “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,”
Apr 28 2017–The Senate Intel Cmte requests that Flynn turn over docs relevant to its investigation into Russian interference. Due date May 19. Flynn declines.

May 10 2017-Senate Intel Cmte convenes a federal grand jury in Northern VA and issues subpoenas for docs tied to Flynn
May 17 2017-Special Counsel appointed. Ken Dilanian reports that Flynn and Manafort are key targets.

May 22 2017-Flynn invokes 5th amendment, declines to testify to Senate Intel Cmte

June 6 2017-Flynn provides documents to the Senate Intel Cmte
Dec 1 2017-Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI

Dec 1 2017-"Flynn Cooperating" article by Devlin Barrett

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