Courtesy of Politico:
Just months into a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller, former national security adviser Michael Flynn sent an unsolicited text message to one of President Donald Trump’s top allies in Congress, urging him to “keep the pressure on.”
“You stay on top of what you’re doing. Your leadership is so vital for our country now,” Flynn wrote to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of Congress’ most vocal critics of the Mueller investigation. “Keep the pressure on.”
POLITICO confirmed the details of the exchange, first reported by CNN, which came in April 2018, just five months into Flynn’s cooperation agreement with Mueller. Flynn began assisting Mueller’s probe after a Dec. 1, 2017 guilty plea on charges that he made false statements to the FBI about contacts with Russia’s ambassador.
Flynn sent Gaetz a separate set of messages on Feb. 14, 2019, the day Attorney General William Barr was confirmed: images of a bald eagle and an American flag. Gaetz confirmed the substance of the messages and said he didn’t reply. He also emphasized he had no past relationship with Flynn or his son, Michael Flynn Jr.
It’s unclear if Mueller was aware of Flynn’s outreach to lawmakers, particularly to one of the special counsel’s top antagonists on Capitol Hill. It’s also unclear if Flynn sent messages to other lawmakers. Flynn’s attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The special counsel’s office declined to comment.
So not only was the White House reaching out to Flynn to obstruct his cooperation with Robert Muller, but he himself also seemed to be asking others to undermine its validity on his behalf.
I think this illustrates exactly why Congress needs to question Flynn under oath, and they might also consider questioning this Matt Gaetz asswipe as well.