MORNING BRIEF: Flynn reportedly once blocked military plan that Turkey opposed – Fox News
Just days before President Trump was sworn in, his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, reportedly blocked a military plan opposed by Turkey that was supposed to take aim against an ISIS group.
The plan that he reportedly blocked was to be carried out by Syrian Kurdish forces in Raqqa, a measure Turkey has long opposed.
Flynn, who was fired from his position in February, was registered as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day.
BELLWETHER: DOES DONALD TRUMP WANT TO BE PRESIDENT
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ERICK ERICKSON writes that Instead of fretting, Republicans should be reassured by the Mueller appointment.
‘FAILED ATTEMPT AT HUMOR’
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., suggested to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last summer that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying Donald Trump, a remark spokesmen for both lawmakers dismissed as a bad joke Wednesday.
The remark, made just over a month before Trump received the Republican nomination for president, was dismissed as “a failed attempt at humor”by McCarthy’s spokesman.
“The idea McCarthy would assert this is absurd and false,” Matt Sparks told Fox News.
ROCKER DEAD AT 52
Singer Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died Wednesday night in Detroit, his representative said. He was 52.
Brian Bumbery told the Associated Press in a statement that Cornell’s death was “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family was shocked.
‘TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT’
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chairman of the House oversight committee, expressed skepticism Wednesday about the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials.
In an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Chaffetz said Mueller’s credentials were “impeccable.”
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