Did Trump Just Admit to Obstruction of Justice?

Donald Trump’s latest tweet has sparked more allegations of obstruction of justice.

On Saturday, POTUS took to the social media platform to defend Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” the president tweeted. “He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”

Many politicians and political commentators said they believe this single tweet was an admission to obstruction of justice. You see: Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser back in February; Trump’s most recent tweet implies he was aware the general had lied to federal authorities in the month prior. So if Trump knew about Flynn’s crime, why would he allegedly ask former FBI director James Comey to drop the investigation of Flynn shortly after he was ousted? During a testimony back in June, Comey told Congress the president asked him to consider “letting Flynn go.”

Trump fired Comey in May.  

As he was departing from the White House on Saturday morning, several reporters asked Trump about his thoughts on Flynn’s recent guilty plea. The president suggested he was not worried, and instead focused on the passing of the GOP tax bill.

“No, I’m not. And what has been shown is no collusion, no collusion,” Trump said. “There’s been absolutely no collusion so we’re very happy, and frankly last night was one of the big nights.”  

 

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Hillary Clinton: ‘As an Active Politician, It’s Over’

If the sobering reality of having a middling reality show contestant with a bad comb-over who appears to shrug off white supremacy as your President has made the last eight months difficult, you’re not alone.

“I just felt this enormous letdown—this kind of loss of feeling and direction and sadness,” Hillary Clinton revealed in a CBS This Morning interview with Jane Pauley released Sunday. “Off I went into a frenzy of closet cleaning, long walks in the woods, playing with my dogs, and yoga…”

That doesn’t mean winning the popular vote while the Electoral College opted for Donald Trump has the former First Lady, senator, and Secretary of State eyeing another Presidential run in 2020 though.

When pressed by Pauley on the issue of her political career being over, Clinton was rather direct, during an exchange, which takes place at the 12:23 mark of the above video.

“Is your political career over?”

“Yes, as an active politician, it’s over.”

“You will never be a candidate in office…”

“No. I am done being a candidate, but I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.”

The latter statement may explain recent comments made about Senator Bernie Sanders, and why Clinton has been increasingly candid when it comes to Trump.

During the 13-minute long clip CBS released Sunday, Clinton doubled down on some previous criticisms of Trump. Those criticisms appear to be particularly astute given the Trump’s initial response to the white-supremacist-sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and a proposed travel ban on several predominately Muslim countries.

“Then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut,” Clinton said of Trump’s Inauguration speech. “What an opportunity to say, ‘I’m proud of my supporters, but I’m the President of all Americans. That’s not what we heard at all.”

Pauley’s entire session with Clinton is full of pull quotes ranging from her coping techniques after the election (Chardonnay and alternate nostril breathing were involved), as well as her thoughts on ousted FBI director James Comey and Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential Election.

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What the Hell Is 21 Savage Dropping on June 1?

There are millions of tweets that hit our timeline. This morning, I woke up to a grip about James Comey being fired from the FBI as well as condolences for the loss of Big Black, but 21 Savage? He was on some other shit. At 6:42 a.m. on Wednesday morning, 21 Savage dropped a seriously vague tweet, featuring the date of June 1, 2017 and a bunch of swords. No, seriously.

What does this mean? Who knows. The 24-year-old Atlanta artist hasn't followed the tweet up with anything, so we're left to speculate on what he will have popping off on the first of June. I'm not one to sit idle, so why not look at how 21 Savage has spent the last few months and try to figure out what this amazingly sharp tweet (see what I did there?) could mean for him going into the next phase of his career.

A new album?

According to 21's pinned tweet, “#IssaAlbum very very soon!” With heads still salivating over 2016's Savage Mode, the talk has been how he'll cultivate a full-length album. He announced in January that he signed with Epic Records, so at some point he's got to deliver. The problem? June 1, 2017 is a Thursday, not a Friday, so a surprise album release might not be what happens that day (unless he's talking 11 p.m. on a Thursday night). So this could mean 21 would be dropping…

A new single?

Maybe, instead of a full-length album, 21 could be dropping the initial single from the album, with a release-date announcement. Hell, maybe he's shooting a video and everything. It better be a banger, because your boy needs to come out strong for his official album rollout. No better way to own the summer than with a BANGER of an album opener.

A tour?

This might be the worst option for 21 Savage, truth be told. I know show money > music sale money, but he legit just got off his tour Issa Tour with Young M.A and company. This would be underwhelming for anyone looking for new music, although another summer featuring 21 on tour isn't a terrible problem.

A full-on remix of GZA's Liquid Swords?

On Nov. 7, 1995, the GZA, a.k.a. the Genius of the Wu-Tang Clan dropped the second solo studio album from the squad, Liquid Swords. At that time, 21 Savage would've actually been 3 Savage (as in three years old). I don't know if his family was rocking with the GZA's masterpiece at the time, nor do I know of 21 ever hyping up Liquid Swords, but who knows. Maybe he discovered it for the first time, and was trying to flip “Labels” for the new school. Or wanted to call on D'Angelo to rework “Cold World.” Maybe 21 Savage is the newest member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The possibilities are endless… or they are pretty much laid out here in the words I typed up above. We reached out to a rep for the rapper for any further details. Whatever the case may be, 21 Savage has a date for something, and now has to deliver. 

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