We now know why the White House was in full-blown panic mode for the last 48 hours, culminating in the firing of FBI Director James Comey: the fecal matter has just impacted the oscillating atmospheric turbine unit as the FBI is now starting to close in on the regime, beginning with grand jury subpoenas of people related to former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the matter. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
The subpoenas issued in recent weeks by the US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, were received by associates who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, according to the people familiar with the investigation.
Robert Kelner, an attorney for Flynn, declined to comment. The US Attorney's Office in Alexandria, the Justice Department and the FBI also declined to comment.
Investigators have been looking into possible wrongdoing in how Flynn handled disclosures about payments from clients tied to foreign governments including Russia and Turkey, US officials briefed on the matter have told CNN.
The Flynn inquiry is one piece of the broader investigation, which FBI Director James Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week is led jointly by the Alexandria US Attorney's Office and the Justice Department's National Security Division.
For those of you asking just where the leaks were if there really was a smoking gun in the Trump/Russia investigation, you have just been presented with your answer within hours of Trump firing the man in charge of said investigation. There is no doubt that Comey was fired because of this grand jury investigation, and because the grand jury investigation will end up going up the chain well above Flynn.
He was fired to end this investigation, so that he could be replaced by someone who would try to stop it.
They believe they will get away with it.
America must disabuse them of this notion, or we deserve Trump to rule for life.